Meet our team!
With a passion for training, teaching, and performing, Lisanna shares her enthusiasm with each and every student, inspiring them to put their heart and hard work into every movement. Her 20-year artistic gymnastics career granted her a full-ride athletic scholarship to Northern Illinois University where she competed and graduated with a Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design.
Taking her strength, technique, and artistry to the stage, Lisanna has had the privilege of performing around the world in shows with famed singer MeatLoaf, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Germany's Flic Flac Festival, Cirque du Soleil's KÁ in Las Vegas and Cirque du Soleil's world-wide arena touring production TORUK—inspired by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron's AVATAR.
While painting her face blue in over 100 cities around the world, Lisanna earned her Personal Trainer and Nutrition Specialist certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and now continues to bring her passion and power to training, teaching, and performing, devoting herself to the love of her craft and the pursuit of being an artist.
Lisanna Paloma Vazquez
Director | Aerial & Acrobatic Instructor
Director | Acrobatic & Hand Balancing Instructor
Adam Vazquez, a 4th generation circus artist carrying on the Vazquez tradition of artistic integrity, has over twenty years of personal performance experience. With his intense training in international competitive gymnastics, trapeze, Chinese poles, acrobatics, and hand balancing, his discipline and passion for his craft, along with guidance from the rich historical tradition of his family, has led him to success and, most importantly, the privilege of calling himself an artist.
Having captured the quality and poise of hand-to-hand artistry with his international award-winning duo act, Adam has graced the stages of the world’s most renowned venues. The prestige of stepping on stage and the honor to feel the distinct connection with audience members standing in awe of his performance have justified every sacrifice made for his art. Now, with over two decades of experience, Adam takes pride in recognizing the responsibility of an artist to cultivate the arts for generations to come.
Dr. Alex Clements
Piano Instructor | Doctor of Musical Arts | Jazz Pianist
Although not one to toot his own horn with the title of Doctor, Alex Clements deserves every pedestal this esteemed degree puts him on. A musical genius and passionate instructor, Alex lives his life for his craft, and generously shares his immense wealth of knowledge. His talent is immeasurable, and his classes are filled with students learning in the most creative, fun, and inspiring ways.
Alex's active performance career has this "lounge lizard" winning awards, performing at prestigious venues, and holding his long-time tenure with Cirque du Soleil's "O" at the Bellagio, where he performs nightly. Continuing to progress his pedagogical approach—although already having won awards in this category—Alex's passion for growth and love for music shines through his artistry, teaching, and ever-present smile.
Music Appreciation Instructor | Saxophonist
After graduating with honors from the Conservatory of Music and Dramatic Arts of Quebec, Bruno’s wonderful adventure as a Master Saxophonist took off. While playing professionally in jazz clubs with well established musicians, Bruno was invited to perform at the Montreal Jazz Festival, leading him to an annual invitation to share the stage with the greats of the Blues and Jazz scene including Carl Tremblay, Bob Harrison, Little Jo and the Hurricane, The Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and Lulu Hughes to name a few.
In 2001, Bruno was offered a position as Saxophone and Keyboard Musician with Cirque du Soleil, where he delighted audiences around the world playing in 8 different Cirque du Soleil productions over the next 19 years, (Alegria, Viva Elvis, Quidam, Toruk, Sand, Bazar, Axel, Alegria revisited). Bruno is now at his 9th show with the company, contributing his vast experience, talent, and passion as the Musical Director of Cirque du Soleil's production “O” at the Bellagio.
Bruno’s devotion to music, and joy of playing shines through in his teaching, as he takes pride and a responsibility in sharing his love for music with his students, always with a belly laugh and a "life is beautiful" frame of mind.