Public Workshops & Professional Development

Aeriosa offers customized workshops ranging from half-day experiential Fun-Flys for youth to seniors, to professional development intensives offering performers and riggers specialized vertical dance training at introductory, intermediate and advanced levels.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Aeriosa has suspended all public workshops until further notice.


Dance internships are based on the company’s current projects and commissions that last the duration of that particular project. Interested artists must have a solid foundation in vertical dance. Please contact us to discuss internship propositions and possibilities.


Dancers and artists who are interested in mentorship possibilities or incorporating an aerial component into their developed work are encouraged to get in touch. Please contact us to discuss a specific project.

Vancouver International Vertical Dance Summit (VIVDS)
2021 & 2022 Summer Programming Dates TBA

Aeriosa’s vision is to host a vertical dance summit in Vancouver every summer with a two year programming cycle alternating with one year focused on artist training and collaboration and the next year dedicated to presenting vertical dance performances to audiences.

In June 2019, Aeriosa hosted six International choreographers to share their knowledge and artistry with 40 dancers from around the world for a seven day professional development intensive. Dance workshops took place at four different locations within Vancouver: in a grove of trees at VanDusen Botanical Gardens; inside the SFU Woodwards Atrium for floating formation work; on a short outdoor wall at SFU Woodwards; and on the outside of the Guinness tower, a 100m skyscraper at 1075 West Hastings. The week culminated with a presentation of ‘Activating Space’ ~ a shared authorship choreography by the Vertical Dance Forum Artists and Amelia Rudolph of Bandaloop. VanDusen Gardens, SFU Woodwards Cultural Programs, HCMA, Woodwards Atrium Oxford Properties and the Vertical Dance Forum were community collaborators on this event.