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Shaina's journey began in the southern states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Florida, where she cultivated a deep appreciation for adventure, exploring everything from swamps to beaches. While she cherished ballet classes and ice skating lessons, her true passion blossomed in the realm of music. However, fueled by dreams of artistic expression and global exploration, she pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in central Florida.

During her studies, Shaina's love for movement flourished as she explored various dance, fitness, and yoga classes. It wasn't long before she stumbled upon the captivating world of circus, where her passion for aerial arts took flight.

She embarked on a professional training journey at Urban Circus NYC in New York, immersing herself in cross-disciplinary skills encompassing multiple aerial apparatus, flexibility, and strength training. Following graduation, she embarked on a full-time performing career on the west coast, gracing stages at renowned festivals like Symbiosis, Eclipse Gathering, and Hulaween, among others.

In 2015, Shaina transitioned into the role of a circus educator, merging her diverse passions to create a unique approach to aerial training. Her focus lies on movement quality, musicality, line making, and technical prowess in the air. Continuously expanding her expertise, she holds certifications in personal training specializing in calisthenics and strength training, as well as a 200-hour RYT certification in hatha flow and yin yoga.

With nearly a decade of experience under her belt, Shaina has performed and taught in 17 countries worldwide, spreading her love for movement and wellness. Her mission is to ignite passion in others, empowering them to feel strong, confident, and fully embrace their potential to live their best lives.

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