Our Teachers

We have a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for you to explore your true potential without feeling intimidated in any way. Our tutors are experienced and take care to ensure all participants get the most out of their courses.


- All classes will give you a full training including warm up, stretching and body conditioning. 
- All levels welcome, no experience necessary.
- Led by experienced, professional tutors in a safe and supportive environment.
- We try to maintain a strict ratio of two people per piece of equipment, to ensure that everyone gets sufficient practice time. With a maximum of 8 people per teacher, we go to every effort to make sure you're always getting the attention you require.

Valentina Candiani

Valentina is the owner and director of Aerialand.
She started studying classical dance in Venice, Italy when she was very young, then went on to explore other forms of dance such as jazz and contemporary. She further trained as an aerialist, hand balancing and acro-balance contortionist with Ernesto Belley - trainer of the Moscow State Circus. She's also been teaching Yoga for 15 years.


After many years of experimenting with physical movement and theatrical material, she started developing innovative techniques to merge different disciplines and create avant-gard choreographies. 

She founded her own company teaming up with some of the best performers in the UK, giving physical theatre a new face. She is the founder and director of Magma Theatre Company.

Valentina teaches Acrobatics, Aerial Hoop, Aerial silks, Aerial Slings, Acrobalance and Contortion, Power Vinyasa Yoga, Acro Flow Yoga.

Bryony Farrar
Bryony started acrobatics and modern dance from a young age, performing and doing competitions and exams. She has also done 3 half marathons keen to keep fit and healthy!
Having had a break from dance she found pole dancing at University in 2009 and loved it! She went onto being a strength & stretch teacher at a pole fitness school in Derby, whilst training herself in pole dance & choreography, the enthusiasm carried on.
Bryony ventured off travelling the world for 6 months but took the opportunity to train pole dance in New Zealand and Australia which helped her explore other forms of dance.
She moved to London in 2012 and has continued her passion by training in contortion, aerial stretch, sexy pole choreography, acrobatics and of course pole dance! She has been teaching in London for 2 years and enjoys exploring every single persons background and journey they are about to take.
Jesse Saunders

Jesse Saunders has been practicing partner acrobatics for 17 years, yoga for 14 years & massage for 12 years.  


When he discovered AcroYoga some 7-8 years ago, it was like someone had put all his interests together in a sweet package.  


He promptly became one of the first teachers in Europe and started building the AcroYoga community here in London. 


He is currently the predominantly bottom half of an Acrobatic Duo & has performed in street festivals, acrobatic conventions, music festivals and variety shows across Europe.


Jesse teaches Acro Yoga and Acrobalance

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Aerial classes: 8-30 Galena Road

W6 0LT, London


Tel: 07737 624296

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