Dr. Paula Brusky is the founder of Aerial Dance. Paula was introduced to Pole Exercise in 2007 in Sydney Australia. A recipient of the Endeavor Postgraduate Research Award, Paula’s PhD at the University of Sydney focused on bassoonist health and injury prevention in the upper extremities. Her extensive knowledge made her a sought after international guest lecturer on the topic of injury prevention for musicians through strength training and stretching; this research is used to develop the Aerial Dance student and instructor curriculums. She left her college teaching position in 2014 to focus on Aerial Dance and improving teaching methods in the aerial arts. Paula is also a judge for international pole competitions.
Leah attended her first pole class on a whim and has been hooked ever since. She joined the Aerial Dance team in 2011 and now holds multiple fitness certifications including: a Group Fitness Certification through AFAA; beginner and intermediate pole instruction certifications through ETEDance; Biomechanics and Safety for Aerial Fitness through O.C. Pole AV; and numerous certifications from Aerial Dance.
Niki attended her first pole class in early 2013, when she finally got up the courage after months of driving past the studio. She fell in love with the sport of pole and the unique, fun, and welcoming atmosphere of Aerial Dance Pole Exercise LLC. She holds a Group Fitness Certification through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, level one and two Aerial Yoga certifications through Flying Buddha Fitness, and multiple pole certifications through Aerial Dance Pole Fitness LLC. In addition to instructing at Aerial Dance, Niki is a teacher and enjoys sharing her love of art with her students in local schools.
Kim took her first pole class in early 2014 after hearing about it from an acquaintance, and never looked back. With an extensive background in both dance and competitive cheerleading, pole gave her a way to work out that was challenging, and that she was excited about doing again! She instantly loved being at the studio and the positive atmosphere created. Kim holds multiple Aerial Dance teaching certification and is completing her Group Fitness Certification through AFAA. In addition to teaching at Aerial Dance, Kim is a science teacher who loves performing experiments with her students at a local high school.
Kelly enjoyed being a member of a dance team in high school and college. She stayed active in dance by coaching a club team in Cedarburg for 10 years and assisted the St. Norbert College Dance Team. Kelly joined Aerial Dance in 2013 as a member and has loved it from the start. Through the Aerial Dance Instructor training program she has numerous fitness and pole qualifications and is a group fitness certification from AFAA. Outside of the studio Kelly loves being an formulation scientist at Kimberly Clark and ballroom dancing with her husband. In 2017, Kelly won the Judge’s Choice award at Dancing with Our Stars, a fundraiser for Northeastern American Red Cross.
Olivia has been dancing for 13 years and graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Art in Performance and Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016. She also has an extensive fitness background with 5 years of personal training experience and loves teaching. She always wanted to be a part of the aerial arts but was not near any type of facility until she moved to Appleton and found Aerial Dance Pole Exercise LLC and is never turning back!
Lynn took her first pole class in fall of 2015 and fell in love with Aerial Dance. With an extensive dance background in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and competitive ballroom dancing; Aerial Dance was the perfect fit. The aerial arts combines strength, grace, and elegance to create beautiful shapes and lines, fitting perfectly into her style. She has a Group Fitness Certification through AFAA. In addition to teaching at Aerial Dance, Lynn is a manager at a fortune 500 company. When she is not working or on the dance floor, you will find Lynn with her family or in her flower beds.