Flying Studios is a movement arts community venue that provides space for dance and fitness classes, kids camps and classes, and art performances. We operate in Oakland, California in the Temescal neighborhood. I started this business to contribute to help my community have access to experiences that cultivate joy, connection, and health in an inclusive and authentic environment. I am one of the many women owned and operated dance studious.
I’ve been involved in movement arts since my teenage years in the ’80s, starting out with an apprenticeship at the Delia Stewart Dance Company in Houston that grew into a 15-year dance career.
I followed a winding path that leads from dance to fitness competitions to yoga — culminating in a move to Oakland in 2000, where I discovered acrobatics and trapeze.
Performing transitioned into teaching, igniting a passion to open a multifaceted movement studio in my Temescal neighborhood to host yoga, dance, and strength classes. I opened Flying Studios in 2010 — and since that time we’ve built a large and beautiful community.