SPACE Events



Teachers


Lilia Cangemi

Aerial Program Director, Silks, Acrobatics

Born in Milan, Italy, Lilia Cangemi has been a professional performer and dance instructor all her life. Besides producing and directing multimedia performances, she has been teaching Ballet, Modern Dance, Creative Movement, Contact Improvisation, Partner Acrobatics, Dolphin Dance and Aerial Arts internationally. She is also an LMT and aquatic bodyworker. Contact: dolphindanceworld@gmail.com

Ellen Einhorn

Silks, Aerial Conditioning, Yogalates

A certified fitness instructor and yoga teacher, Ellen has a passion for teaching fitness and finds joy connecting with her students and watching them gain strength and endurance. She enjoys many different physical modalities, including aerial silks, yoga, Pilates and calisthenics. Contact: einhorn808@gmail.com

Bonnie Margolis

Flexibility, Silks

Bonnie Margolis began her formal circus education at New England Center for Circus Arts for a year of their full time professional program before continuing her intensive acrobatic training with Pitch Catch Circus. Her disciplines include partner acrobatics, fire eating, aerial silks, hat manipulation, and stilt walking. She performed with Chicago based companies, including contemporary circus, The Drifters Collective, and cabaret burlesque troupe The Vaudettes. Contact: bonniemargolis.circus@gmail.com

Morgan Langham

Hiccup Circus Classes; Aerial, Juggling, Unicycle, Stilts, Tumbling, Acro, Directing

Morgan Langham​ ran away from the circus when she was 16 years old! She was raised in Talkeetna, Alaska with 30 dogs and 3 brothers, in a cabin without running water or electricity. When she was five, her parents put her in their circus perched high in a cloud-swing! She performed alongside her family and community in The Green Light Circus for years. Till she ran away to become a ceramicist, surfer, bicyclist, and builder. But luckily for us she has since fallen back in love with the circus! Now she is a juggler, clown and musician who moves and breathes for fun, excitement, beauty and oxygen!. Over the years she has performed with The New Old Time Chautauqua, Clowns Without Borders, The Bellingham Circus Guild, The Dream Science Circus, and annually with the Roustabout Circus as a performer, founder, director and organizer! In 2019 she became the Executive Director for Hawaii’s Volcano Circus.
Contact: Hawaiispacehvc@gmail.com

Joe Hoffman

Hiccup Circus Classes: Juggling, Unicycle, Stilts, Tumbling, Acro, Capoeira,

Joe Hoffman fell in love with Social Circus in 1997 when he first visited the Big Island. He’s since went to The Evergreen State College where he achieved a BFA in Performance Art and Education. Upon his return to the Big Island in 2005, he has been working w children teaching circus arts, and loves to share Juggling, Tumbling, Acro, Clowning, Stilt walking, Unicycling and Balance props.
Contact: hoff_joe@yahoo.com

Aleks Shillmoeller

Dance Teacher, Producer, Director, Choreographer,
Pilates Instructor

Ballet Instructor at SPACE
Instructor/Dancer at Prince Dance Institute, Waimea, Hawaii
Founder + Owner at Puna Pilates Hilo, Hawaii
Choreographic Assistant at West Side Story
HS Pro Dancer at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Dancer at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Trainee at Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet
Contact: aleks.mvmt@gmail.com

Mika Kiberz

Hiccup Circus Classes: Clown, Juggler, Mime, Balance

Circus found Mika among renegade jugglers in the jungles of Hawaii, in 2010. Over the years she has participated in numerous juggling festivals, busked in many cities, performed for school groups in the United States, Central America, and has completed two Performers Without Borders tours in India. She led the 2016 tour of 8 performers, performed over 25 circus shows, and reached thousands of Indian and Nepali children in 4 months. First a juggler, now Mika is a believer in the healing power of sacred clown and through teaching adult workshops clown encourages us to be witnessed. She believes that social circus is truly a way to inspire confidence, cooperation, team building and create fun for kids and adults in a non competitive community. Mika is proud to keep returning to SPACE, a place where circus was introduced to not only her, but hundreds of others!
Contact: mika.kiburz@gmail.com

Chadwic Chapman

Tumbling, Acrobatics, Cheer

Hello I am Chadwic Chapman. Originally hailing from Brooklyn and then studied in college for physical education I’m almost in movement. During college I did acrobatics which led me to passion for teaching and coaching and I would love to share my skills with the community here.
Contact: chapmanchadwic@gmail.com

Jared

Yoga

Jared is a wisdom-seeking yogi, adventurer, and lomilomi massage therapist based on the Big Island of Hawaii.  He is known for his sweet spirit and soothing guidance on the mat, and offers grounding and energizing flow sequencing in his current vinyasa (slow flow) and yin yoga offerings. Contact: jaredsam@hotmail.com

Lisa Schwenneker

Photography and Art Classes

Wild Orchid Photography, specializes in lifestyle portraiture.  Lisa loves capturing life’s big events as well as the smaller everyday moments that shape our lives.  After growing up in Virginia and earning a B.F.A. in fashion design,  Lisa has called Puna her home since 2008.  Besides her passion for photography, Lisa loves her two kiddos, playing in the ocean, and teaching art to elementary school students.  Contact Lisa to plan your own customized photo session! IG-  @wildorchidphotographybylis web: https://gypsyrose22.wixsite.com/lisa

Rhianna Lynn Mercier-Portilla

Photographer

Inimitable International Artist, Minister & Photographer – Professional Second Shooter – heArtful Coach – Destination Experience Specialist – Vanagon Owner
Contact: rmercierphoto@gmail.com

Kim FreeWalker

Ceramic Studio Manager, Ceramic Lessons

Kimberly is a ceramic artist working at SPACE. She loves both hand building and thrown pottery. Kim went to a Waldorf teaching school and she offers classes to children, teens and adults. “Making something with your own hands that you can drink from or keep a plant in is so thrilling. I want to share this with our community” Founder of Mud and Rainbows Pottery and manages our pottery studio at SPACE. Contact: kimfree90@gmail.com

Galen Alpine

Out on a Limb: Agriculture Workshops and Gleaning

Galen Alpine has always been a lover of plants and trees. Spent 10 formative years building backcountry trails for Sequoia National park in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Developed farm management skills helping cultivate and maintain a large organic kiwi and apple orchard on the South Island of New Zealand. Moved to Big Island 10 years ago to be closer to his family and focus on growing food and developing land from the ground up. Since then formed several farm based communities and has been refining agricultural systems that suit this environment. Most recently he has assisted in the development of Out On A Limb Community Agriculture Program where he coordinates gleaning efforts and leads classes around micro farming in Puna. “Food sovereignty is the highest priority for our lives here on the Big Island and much of what we do is perpetuating this model forward”
Contact: 808-333-4606

Daniel Levy

Juggling, Humandals, Acroyoga

Daniel created and has been teaching humandalas and acroyoga since 2010. He is passionate about circus arts and connection based activities.
Contact: danielaloha@pm.me