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More than just performing arts

Paula founded AerFire with the vision of bringing humanity back to the arts. Her love of the Performing and Aerial Arts and Fitness brings life and connection to AerFire. She is passionate about safety in performance. Her focus on child development and autonomy is a main priority. Her motto is "consent in the gym, consent everywhere. I am the boss of my body." She encourages creativity and self-discovery in the learning process.

The instructors at AerFire all teach by the same philosophies of supporting the individual in their goals and aspirations. AerFire is open to everyone who wants to learn and grow in self-confidence and independence in a supportive and engaging environment without judgment or coercion.

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Meet the Instructors



Fitness and Aerial Instructor

Paula is the Founder of AerFire and the Master Aerial Instructor. She strives to create a wholesome, uplifting environment for people of all ages, stages, and types to learn, grow, and collaborate. She leads her aerial, music and fitness classes with safety, creativity, and autonomy, and encourages collaboration and free play.


Dance Instructor at Affinity Illinois Dance Center

Rachel is a professional dancer who brings a body positive approach to training. She believes in teaching dance in a way that will serve your creative passions for years to come. Rachel teaches several dance and fitness classes for a variety of ages from beginner to advanced.

Rachel has begun her journey as business owner and you can find her next door at 

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Hula Hoop and Fitness Instructor

Allisen brings the wisdom of living with hypermobility.  She's a  Certified Personal Trainer who is passionate about using her

knowledge & experience to improve quality of life.  She's also pretty awesome with a Hula Hoop!



Theater Instructor

Bio Coming Soon!


Music Instructor

Bio Coming Soon!

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