Jennifer Paterson, Artistic Director
I love aerial because of so many reasons! I love the feeling of flying and freedom. I love the challenges it brings you mentally and physically, altering perspective and how you look at the world. Its brilliant to see people do something they never thought they would be able to do. And I love the other worlds it creates and takes you somewhere else.
Class Coordinator and Tutor
Andrew Green, Class Coordinator and Aerial Instructor
I love aerial for it’s creative outlet and the fun you get to have keeping fit (plus all the wonderful students I get to meet).
Judith Walsh, Coordinator
I love aerial because of the fascinating people it allows me to work with.
Imogen Mitchel, Head Rigger
I love aerial because it holds the potential to take theatre, dance and the performing arts into another dimension and combines a variety of technical challenges with the opportunity to be creative.
Emerging Associate Artist
Marie Williamson, Aerial Instructor, & Performer
I love aerial because why just dance on the ground when you can also dance in the air!?
Lesley Niezynski, Finance Administrator
I love aerial because it brings lots of very unique and interesting challenges (and that’s just the finances)!
Kat Hasler has worked in Public Health since joining NHS Health Scotland in 2004. Prior to that she had worked mainly in the arts, including for boilerhouse theatre company and Scottish Book Trust, for the 8 years after graduation. Her main areas of interest during her MA in Social Geography from Edinburgh University had been health and health inequality, art/performance and identity, and place-making. In 2009 she completed the Masters in Public Health at Glasgow whilst continuing to pursue her career in public health, which has spanned various programmes such as sexual health, screening and immunisation, maternity and early years, and community development. She has been part of the national Place Standard Implementation team since November 2016.
In 2008 Ed co-founded Scottish
DIY download platform tentracks.
co.uk to acclaim by The Guardian
for its innovative pricing model. The
platform included releases from
LuckyMe, Optimo, and Fat Cat labels
plus a re-release from global star
Björk. Ed was the first music director of
Hidden Door, Scotland’s largest DIY
arts festival and in 2013 founded
decagram.co, a vehicle for producing
music-led cross-artform audience
experiences. For All or Nothing, Ed inputs on digital and technology in relation to aerial dance. Decagram’s work on multidisciplinary evolving collaborative art project UNFORESEEN has formed an experimental creative development platform for All or Nothing dancers.
Louise is Head of Digital Communications at RBS and is responsible for RBS’s corporate website and approach to social media corporate communications. She started at RBS pre-financial crash which has given her an excellent grounding in crisis management and thinking (and acting) on her feet.
Before the move to corporate comms, Edinburgh’s vibrant arts and events scene kept Louise busy – spending summers working for one of the city’s biggest Fringe venues and winters for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay. Now being a board member for All or Nothing Dance Company keeps her interest in this area alive and well.
Lucy Power, Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because it was my childhood dream to be a trapeze artist, and dreams can come true (if you’re willing to have sore muscles and don’t mind the bruises!)
Angela Kirkpatrick, Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because being upside down makes me happy.
Sharisse Tindell, Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because being in the air makes me feel strong and happy. I am passionate about helping people of all ages and abilities challenge themselves to try new things, work hard, and feel good.
Saya Yamaguchi, Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because how could I not? Aerial lets me fly, move and balance in the air. It makes me feel strong, creative and focused, and I love sharing that feeling through teaching and performing
Performer and facilitator
Chrissie Ardill, Performer & Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because there is always something new and exciting to try, and there’s nothing like being high up.
Performer and Facilitator
Performer and Facilitator
Beverly Grant, Performer
I love aerial because it means I can fly like a super hero and run up walls like Spiderlady.
Ritti Soncco, Aerial Silks Instructor
I love aerial because it makes me feel like a superhero!
Zinnia Oberski, Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because I love to climb and be in high places. There’s a wonderful strength in knowing that the only thing that stops me from falling is my understanding of my surroundings and the power of my body. I also like to be watched, which is why I perform a lot, usually on trapeze – I enjoy the vulnerability of being on stage. Trapeze is my favourite because I find it’s the best of both worlds – metal and rope, hard and soft, rigid and pliant.
Lynne Sneddon, Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because I can create stories in the air; indulge my inner daredevil; and enjoy the support and company of other wonderful aerial enthusiasts
Kate George, Aerial Instructor
I love aerial because when I was little I used to practice trapeze in my garden (an old rope passed through a metal pole), it was my dream to be in the circus. I discovered aerial again as an adult and it has been an empowering journey, a space to explore my strengths, to play and to dance in the air!