Performance Training

Do you love being in the air and have a passion for performance?

If you are also flexible, strong, focussed and committed to training with a background in gymnastics, aerial or dance, Viva offers professional performance training for young students aged 12-18 who are serious about building aerial strength and skills towards professional performance.

Viva is Company in Residence at Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (BREC) with all the technical support and opportunities that this world class venue provides.

Michele teaches and directs all aspects of aerial dance performance in a friendly but focussed teaching style, providing an opportunity for students to learn from an industry professional with over 25 years of international event experience.

Viva students benefit from workshops occasional visiting professional circus teachers and companies visiting the area such as Yuck Circus and Circa, giving diversity to the team's training style and input.

We work closely with BREC's in-house events team to provide aerial and stilt entertainment and circus activities in BREC spaces for in-house events. Students can also gain teaching experience when ready by assisting with Viva Circus Kids Classes.

We work towards aerial and circus performances at BREC and local events both in the air and on the ground. Check our FB page for recent events and watch Viva's Performance Team in action here.

If invited to join the Viva Training Team, commitment is to training twice weekly on Mondays 5.00-6.30pm and Wednesdays at 4.30-6.00pm with short breaks for holidays and extended sessions when getting ready for shows. We offer additional private classes at our base in Stratham for new students to pick up on strength and class skills as needed.

Cost of Viva Performance Training Group Classes: $60/week for 2 classes.

Additional weekend private classes for Viva Performance Students: $60/hour.

To join Viva's Performance Team:

Please email with your name, age, prior experience and any images or video. We invite potential students to try-out to see if the programme is a good fit.

“I have been training in aerial silks with Michele in Bunbury Australia, and in just a few months I have learned new silk skills, gained strength and flexibility, and learned about the intricacies of the business side of things.

She has a wealth of knowledge and the highest standard for safety, so when working with her you know you are learning the best techniques to have fun and be safe up the silks and when training on the ground. Michele is kind, gentle and 'to the point' which makes her easy to listen to and learn from.

Thank you Michele!” Natascha, Bunbury.