Aspire Acrobatics is a Circus Art school formed to increase exposure of Circus and Acrobatics in the community. We offer programs for all ages and abilities. Our programs are structured to focus on the athleticism, creativity and fun of all participants; safety is our number one priority. Learn from experienced and certified coaches in a fun, safe and creative environment. Come discover and experience exciting new challenges! Spin on the Straps, climb to new heights on Silks, defy gravity with cool Acrobatic tricks and manipulate objects in Juggling.
We also offer dance programs for those wishing to complement their Circus Art and Acrobatic classes. Check out our out of the box Tap, develop fluid transitions and movement in Ballet, discover your story in Jazz and Contemporary and command an audience with your voice in Song and Dance.
Our programs are designed to create well-rounded performers, develop confidence and discover fun ways to exercise for a healthy lifestyle!
Celebrate with us annually at our year-end performance in June! This is a spectacular showcase of our students’ hard work and dedication throughout the year.
Abby Prebble, Director
Passion and willingness to succeed has been ingrained in the lifestyle of Abby Prebble, Director of Aspire Acrobatics. Abby trained in competitive gymnastics for seven years before transitioning into dance. She possesses over 10 years of training in acrobatics, jazz, ballet and hip hop with The British Association of Teachers of Dancing (B.A.T.D.) exam certificates in Acrobatics, Jazz and Ballet. Abby has also trained in aerial acrobatics since 2008 to current, specializing in aerial hoop, aerial straps, silks and loop silks. She has performed all over the GTA at various galas, balls, charity events, grand openings and promotional events. She has a professional performance certificate in Commercial Dance Studies from George Brown College and continues to study hoop, silks, loop silks, straps and acrobatics in the Toronto area. Abby has achieved her Acrobatique Instructor Certification at the Junior and Intermediate levels. In September 2016 Abby, was accepted to the National Circus School in Montreal (Ecole Nationale de Cirque) for their Circus Instructor Training program and graduated in June 2017. Abby continues to broaden her knowledge and experiences with continuous training and education through related courses.
In addition to her passion for performing and teaching, Abby also has a heart for the community. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations from Humber College. Through her three years at Humber, Abby gained extensive experience by volunteering for various charities and causes, assisting with both performance and communication.
Abby has been teaching for over ten years, guiding students to achieve their goals of becoming strong, technical and confident performers. Abby’s teaching style is guided by her focus and commitment to the encouragement, well-being and success of her students through the development of strength, flexibility, teamwork and self-confidence. She has high expectations for delivering above and beyond results for all her students and clients.
Skye started her athletic career at the age of three when she joined gymnastics at Scarborough Gym Elites. She continued her career for the next nine years, moving to Gemini Gymnastics. After competing in the 2014 Level 5 Ontario Gymnastics Championships and placing ninth, Skye retired from gymnastics. She then joined Aspire Acrobatics the following fall. In 2015, Skye performed with Cirque Du Soleil in Toronto’s Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony as a “child of the games”. Skye competed with Aspire for two years and performed her routines at local festivals such as Picasso’s Picnic. After training at Aspire for 3 years as a teaching assistant, Skye began her Acrobatique (ADTA) junior certification. Skye is now working towards obtaining her certification while assisting, coaching and training at Aspire.
Natalie started off her athletic career as a dancer, performing competitively and progressing to a certified dance instructor through the B.A.T.D in Ballet and Modern. Later on she joined the Toronto School of Circus Arts becoming well versed on the disciplines of aerial silks and cube. This endeavor required an amazing amount of personal strength and stamina, exposing Natalie to new methods of training and discipline which she brings to all her students.
Today Natalie is living out her passion as a certified personal trainer and Acrobatics instructor. Natalie truly loves what she does and is committed to helping her students see their full potential and live a healthier lifestyle.
Ryley began dancing at the age of four and is excited to share her passion and love for it with others. She teaches many styles of dance though she definitely favours tap.
Ryley has won many scholarships at competitions she has attended and loves to be on the stage. She is a member of the Canadian National Tap Team and has competed at worlds in Germany for the past four years. She has received a bronze medal, silver medal and placed seventh in the world for adult female soloist. She is trained in BATD and has placed runner up twice and third for the BATD North American Trixie Hardy Theatre Branch Scholarships. She has also performed in the Pan American Games in 2015.
Ryley has been teaching since she was sixteen and loves sharing her knowledge and love for dance to all her students. Her goal is to help shape everyone into amazing dancers they are born to be!
Hannah Hunter has been a dancer in the Durham Region for the past 11 years. She started training in ballet. Then the other dance styles started to develop; hiphop, jazz, lyrical, contemporary. But when she started tap she knew it was her passion.
Hannah’s success in the competitive world inspired her to continue her dream and become a dance teacher. She has trained in ADAPT, RAD for ballet, jazz and tap. She has done many shows that she dances beside the boys from The Next Step and also Abby Lee Miller— Dance Moms. In 2017 Hannah was asked to choreograph Clarington Central Secondary School’s Musical— Caberet with students who have never danced before. She worked hard and let the students learn from her passion. In 2018, Hannah was asked to choreograph their school musical again— Heathers.
Hannah has been teaching since she was 15 years old and loves sharing her passion with the next generations of performers.
Hannah is so excited to be teaching at Aspire Acrobatics, and can’t wait to create memories.
Talia started her athletic career in gymnastics, partaking in many recreational classes from parent tot to pre-competitive. At the age of 7, Talia began competing in gymnastics competitions and was the youngest in her elite training group. After competing in the 2014 Ontario gymnastics championships and placing 13th, she retired. A few months later Talia joined the Aspire acrobatics team. She joined the competitive team for 2 years and began assisting with the younger classes. Talia took the Acrobatique training course in the summer of 2017 and is now working towards earning her certification. Talia was also a part of Aspire's performance team and has performed at many events including Picasso's Picnic and Ribfest. Currently, Talia is working towards her teaching qualifications while enjoying recreational acrobatic and aerial classes.
Keri-Ellen has had a life long love of dance. She has practiced just about every dance form you can think of from ballet, tap and jazz to modern, Polynesian, ballroom and step dance. She minored in dance during her undergrad, and focused her masters studies on the effects of music on the movement skills of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Keri-Ellen has also appeared on professional stages and Treehouse TV with her children’s music and movement programs. She is thrilled to be joining the Aspire Acrobatics team!
A graduate of OCAD with studies in Florence Italy and art practice for over 30 years, Janice designs our costumes and sets and props. Recipient of Best Costume Award in the 2018-19 season.