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Highslide JS   Frank Taylor - Director / Instructor 0 Comments

Frank has been involved with the Flying Trapeze for over 13 years. Frank has performed and taught all over Asia and parts of Europe before moving to the USA to further his flying and catching skills. Together with his identical twin brother, Rob, they have set up their own Flying Trapeze school in the heart of Sydney. After months of design and planning together, Sydney Trapeze School opens their doors, to extend and share the thrill and fun of flying to the general public.

"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars!" - Frank Taylor

 
 
Highslide JS   Robert Taylor - Director / Instructor 0 Comments

Rob started Flying Trapeze a year before his twin brother. He too has travelled the world, teaching and performing the Flying Trapeze. He has taught trapeze to many celebrites in the U.S and been involved in numerous movies and talk shows, promoting this fun activity! Rob relocated from New York back to Sunny Sydney to set up this unique school in the heart of Sydney!

"Experience is a hard teacher because it gives the test first, the lesson afterwards!" - Robert Taylor

 
 
Highslide JS   Jesse Jensen-Kohl - Head Instructor / Artistic Director 0 Comments

Jesse started his circus life at age 12. He has studied mime, classical ballet, contemporary dance and has completed a course in Advertising at Ultimo Tafe in 2007. Jesse has worked for many circus companies including being a core instructor at Cirkidz (Adelaide's premiere circus school), a tent hand and usher for Circus Oz, juggling & Circus instructor at Aerialize and at 18 he was invited to audition for Cirque Du Soleil. Jesse has been working as a Flying Trapeze performer / instructor for over 10 years.

"Time's fun when you're flying!" - Jesse Jensen-Kohl

 
 
Highslide JS   Timothy Hood - Administration 0 Comments

Tim is an accomplished indoor and outdoor climbing instructor with more than 10 years of experience. He has climbed all over Australia and competed in many climbing competitions. Tim was invited to the Summer X-Games in Thailand, 1999. A freelance Graphic & Multimedia Designer by day and a trapeze school administrations person by night and on weekends. Tim joined the STS Team in 2010 to help with their class scheduling and administration and to further his new found love of Flying Trapeze.

"Feel the fear and do it anyway!" - Timothy Hood

 
 
Highslide JS   Jake Gam - Instructor 0 Comments

The youngest member of the team, he stumbled on Circus arts on a family holiday at Club Med. Returning from his holiday he decided to attend regular classes at Sydney Trapeze School. Specialising in Flying Trapeze and Static Trapeze, he now performs and teaches both these activities.

"Trapeze can be catching!" - Jake Gam

 
 
Highslide JS   Casey Fenton - Instructor 0 Comments

With a background in Personal Training and a Level One Strength and Conditioning coach, Casey started off bringing his clients to Sydney Trapeze School for group fitness sessions to target their core muscles and have fun. He found that he enjoyed it so much that he signed up to many classes to learn the art of Trapeze. Casey still can't get enough and now teaches and passes on what he has learnt.

"Trapeze rocks!" - Casey Fenton

 
 
Highslide JS   Amber Kaldor - Instructor 0 Comments

Amber is currently studying a Bachelor of Physical Education and is competing at International levels in Acrobatics. Amber started attending the School regularly for the IPC classes. Being a talented acrobat, she managed to progress rapidly and is now one of the talented instructors at the school.

"Smile and point your toes!" - Amber Kaldor

 
 
Highslide JS   Sally Shaw - Instructor 0 Comments

Sally has trained in RAD classical ballet, jazz, contemporary and lyrical dance for her HSC. Competing in many eisteddfods and dance competitions growing up, at the age of 16 she attended her first flying trapeze class and loved it! Sally started training silks in London's National Centre for Circus Arts in 2010, and within months was hooked doing multiple classes a week taking on learning lyra and fire poi. In 2011 she flew back from London and into the school to continue her love for aerial arts.

"Dance on the ground or en l'air" - Sally Shaw

 
 
Highslide JS   Katie McDonagh - Administration / Instructor 0 Comments

Katie started at Sydney Trapeze School as a student in 2011 and fell in love with all things circus. She joined the Instructor Team in 2012 and specializes in Static Trapeze, Silks and Straps. Katie has a background in dance and Athletics focusing on 400m hurdles. Katie has trained intensively with professionals in Australia and Montreal to develop her aerial and performance skills and is excited to keep pushing the boundaries of possibilities.

"Upside Down and Inside Out" - Katie McDonagh