Bryan Donaldson

Bryan Donaldson

Bryan is a aerial rigging living legend – my description not his! A hugely experienced circus rigger and former aerialist he has a huge amount of rigging know how to impart. Your opportunity to learn from the best.

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Chantal McCormick

Chantal is another EADF regular having taught almost every year since its inception. As Artistic director of Fidget Feet Chantal also founded and runs the Irish Aerial Dance Fest our sister aerial festival and is the best ‘craic’!

James Wellington

James Wellington

This year we are fortunate to be joined by James Wellington in week 2. A circus specialist physiotherapist who will offer cyr wheel and aerial surgeries, (see class descriptions) and also a pop up physio clinic – Mon 13th – Thurs 16th.

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Kat Cooley

Kat is an EADF mainstay and also a regular tutor at the IADF as a core Fidget Feet Co member. A wonderful teacher with a great sense of humour, her classes are guaranteed fun alongside the learning. If you haven’t had the pleasure of working with Kat yet sign up for one of her classes now.

Kate Lawrence

Kate Lawerence

Or ‘Dr Kate’ as we should now call her has taught extensively on past EADF’s. A hugely experienced vertical dance teacher and choreographer and a huge asset to the festival.


KJ Mortimer

A stunning dancer and talented dance and yoga teacher. Last year was KJ’s 1st festival and she’s coming back – yay.

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Lindsey Butcher

Lindsey is the Artistic Director of Gravity & Levity and founder of the EADF, now in its 9th year. Lindsey regularly mentors and directs professional artists and is available to work with on Vertical Dance Act Refinement in week 2.

Lydia Morgan

Lydia Lara

Lydia is an aerial dance festival regular and this year will be teaching at the EADF. A beautiful aerialist and experienced teacher, we’re sure you’ll love working with her.


Magalie Lanriot

Magalie’s dance class is always a festival sell out success. A gorgeous dancer and wonderfully generous teacher, you can catch her at several points during the day including her contact dance technique class and the massage and stretch class mmmmmmnnnn…….!

Mark Morreau

Mark documents the entire EADF, capturing all aspects of the festival and creating wonderful snapshots and a short film each year including the weekend performances so you get a copy of the act you created.

Danilo De Campos Pacheco

Danilo De Campos Pacheco

This will be Danilo’s 1st EADF and we’re delighted to welcome him to the talented EADF teaching team. Danilo graduated from CNAC in 2014 but you may recognise him as the fabulous fabric artist from No Fit State Circus.



Sacha Blanchard

Sacha will work with Mark again this year teaching cyr wheel and acrobatics. Sacha is a cyr wheel artist who has previously coached gymnasts at elite level.

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Sarah Poole

Lucky lucky us, Sarah’s coming back for the 2nd year in a row –woo hoo! Don’t miss your chance to study with one of École nationale de cirque’s lead aerial tutors. Name your favourite rope and dance trapeze stars to graduate from ENC, Sarah taught them and this year she’s teaching fabric too. Get in there

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Shereen Hussain

Shereen will support in classes again this year, h’ray and also lead one of the hula hoop courses. She is a regular teacher with The Circus Project in Brighton and we’re sure you’ll love working with her.

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Suzon Gheur

We’re delighted to have Suzon back assisting classes this year. She has extensive teaching experience, holds a degree in Circus pedagogy, graduated form the NECCA pro track course last year and is now continuing to grow her skills at ‘Carampa’ Spain.

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

This will be Simons third EADF, overseeing the aerial rigging throughout the festival and keeping you all safe so be nice. He’s also an experienced mountain guide and incredible chef – good combo and a great person to keep on side.

Saar Rombout

Saar Rombout

Saar graduated from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg in 2012 and has been attending, teaching and performing at aerial dance festivals around the world ever since. This is her EADF debut teaching double cloud swing and multi corde in the weekend specials programme.

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Mark Glover

Mark is a hugely popular much sought after Cyr teacher and this will be his 5th EADF – crikey! These classes tend to sell quickly so get in there sharpish.