Rebecca Phillips

Owner & Program Director

About Rebecca

Started aerial fabric training under the guidance and coaching of Robin Berry, owner of Artisan Athletics, in October of 2009. From there, developed a passion for the art of aerial performance and teaching. Specializes in coaching de-conditioned students with little to no fitness background. Established an aerial performance and teaching business, C2Air, in October of 2014, which focuses on helping students transition from the couch to air. Work supported by continued skill development through mentorship and cross training on other circus apparatus including: static trapeze, dance trapeze, German wheel, trampoline, and vertical pole.

Training
  • Present Mentorship: Aerial Fabrics - Christine VanLoo, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2009-2014 Apprenticeship: Aerial Fabric - Artisan Athletics, Alexandria, VA
  • July 2014 Foundation Level: Aerial Fabric – New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro, VT
  • July 2014 Foundation Level: Trapeze– New England Center for Circus Arts, Brattleboro, VT
  • March 2014 Aerial Dance Retreat - Marsh Studio, Darien, GA
  • Sept 2013 Contemporary Circus Arts Festival - Toronto, Canada
  • Feb 2013 Aerial Fly Gym Instructor Certification - Fly Gym, Fredrick, MD
  • March 2011 Pole Instructor Certification - Discoveries Dance, Bethesda, MD
  • Sept 2010 Burlesque Beat Certification - Rodney James, Las Vegas, NV
Coaching
  • Aerial Silks Director and Head Instructor, DivaFit – 2012-Present
  • Substitute Aerial Silks Instructor, Forever Dancing – 2012-2014
  • Substituted for Robin Berry on an as needed basis. Students drop-in or register for an eight week session.
  • Weekly, on-going aerial silks classes. Students drop-in or register for an eight week session. Choreographed group aerial performances. Set up student recital. Brought in special guest instructor. Maintains high enrollment and retention.
  • Aerial Instructor, Jim Moyer Circus Club – Summer 2014
  • Volunteer aerial coach, including fabric and hanging ladder. Program for children of all ages.
  • Pole Studio Owner/Principle Instructor, Polerized – 2010-2014
  • Established in home Pole Fitness studio. Taught weekly Pole Fitness and Conditioning classes. Managed staff of five instructors. Wrote lesson plans. Choreographed pole routines.
  • Aerial Silks Instructor, Urban Evolution – 2012-2013
  • Coached weekly, on-going aerial silks classes. Students were on a drop-in basis. Maintained consistent student following.
References
  • Lisa Peklo-Adams, Owner - DivaFit
  • Robin Berry, Owner - Artisan Athletics
Performance
  • March 2014 Cirque du soLola - Bat Mitzvah
  • Fillmore Theater - Ambient Aerial Silks performer
  • Jan 2014 Open House
  • DivaFit - The Rebecca Show, duo aerial fabric act
  • Dec 2013 The Montley Fool - holiday party
  • Torpedo Factory - The Rebecca Show, duo aerial fabric act, principle entertainment
  • Dec 2013 Quince Imaging - holiday party
  • Quince Imaging - Ambient Aerial Silks performer, solo and duo work
  • Oct 2013 Late Night Expressions - Deviated Theatre
  • Joe’s Movement Emporium - The Rebecca Show, duo aerial fabric act
  • June 2013 David Byrne/Talking Heads
  • Meyerhoff Symphony Hall - Aerial Silks performer, solo and duo work
  • May 2013 Ultra White - Memorial Day party
  • Ibiza - Ambient Aerial Silks performer, solo and duo work
  • April 2013 Staff Show- DivaFit
  • Waddell Theater - Aerial Silks performer, solo act
  • Feb 2013 Resolve This - Exotic Fitness Expo
  • Holiday Inn Conference Center - The Rebecca Show, duo aerial fabric act
  • Dec 2012 Winter Showcase
  • Forever Dancing Ballroom - The Rebecca Show, duo aerial fabric act
  • July 2012 Circus Night
  • Urban Evolution - Aerial Silks performer, solo act
  • April 2012 Student Showcase
  • Forever Dancing Ballroom - The Rebecca Show, duo aerial fabric act
  • Jan 2012 Tribute to Tango
  • Forever Dancing Ballroom - Aerial Silks performer, solo act
  • Sept 2010 Student Showcase
  • DivaFit - Group silks performance