Archive for Student Showcase

Spring Student Showcase May 2013

Our peeps rocked it out at the May Spring Student Showcase. There were bowties, glitter, duos, juggling and a special appearance by BritBrit. I am so proud of everyone’s hard work. Here are some photos that capture each of our lovely performers.

Heliummm Student Showcase “Special Gifts” December 1, 2012

Heliummm Aerial Dance’s Student Showcase “Special Gifts” was a resounding success. The house was packed, the mood was festive, and acts were superb!

Big thanks go out to our fabulous students and to our volunteers:

  • Heliummm President Jeep Ries for box office, cleaning, set up and intros
  • Wes Krygsman for helping set up the backdrop curtains
  • Julie Krygsman for doing sound
  • Professional videographer Katrin Haiba for taping
  • Professional photographer Christine Nguyen for superb photographs
  • Lola Picayo for making yummy chocolate chip cookies
  • Zoe Picayo for the case of water
  • Jack Crawford for rigging
  • Cierra Martinez, Ariel Sheldon, Yuka Kawazu and Lola Picayo for set up and tear down
  • Jacob Robinette and Embody Collective for having us teach and perform there

And, a big thank you to the awesome audience members, who came out to support their friends and family.

Achieve your dreams. Come to class. Set a goal. Work hard. Have fun!

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Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Big aerial love,

PS: Don’t forget – gift certificates are available in the Heliummm online store at

Refinery29 Names Heliummm in Best & Coolest Classes of NYC!

We are super stoked to have Refinery29 name us one of their Best & Coolest Classes of NYC!

Click here to read the full article of how reporter Alison Matheny made out in our silks classes. And Click here to sign up for a few!

Heliummm Student Showcase April 28, 2012

Once again the Heliummm Student Showcase was PACKED with friends and admirers.  We definitely need a bigger space for our fall show!

Our performers did an outstanding job. It’s amazing to see how much progress was made from November’s performance. All those pull-ups and classes are paying off! Jack, Kealani, Laura, Lauren were our most excellent veterans. And, we welcomed a few first-timers: Dan, Erin, Heather, Jamie, Julie, Michelle, Tatiana.

And, thanks to all those who helped us raise money for the Reciprocity Foundation, a world-class, nonprofit organization that helps homeless, runaway, and foster care youth from all five NYC boroughs to realize their full potential.
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Additional thanks to:

Jeep Ries (set up, box office, clean up, and general awesomeness)
Susan Quinn (photographs)
Dan Croft (video camera and editing)
Cierra Martinez (filming)
Kealani Tosh (rigging)
Wes Krygsman (black drape wrangling)
Julie Krygsman (set up)
Jack Crawford (mat washing)
Dariyya (rhythmic performance)
Jacob Robinette (space rental)




Heliummm Student Showcase – Nov 5, 2011

We are SO proud of our aerialists. In front of a full house of family and friends, our gals rocked it big! All that hard work and patient persistence definitely paid off.
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Starring (in order of appearance):
Sila Saylak
Heather & Cody
Kealani Tosh
Aerial Sheldon
Bernadette Cutrone Dankenbrink & Elyse Madsen Curro
Amanda Silaksi
Brianna Hansen
Lauren Clifford
Special Guest: Edith Piaf
Karina Casiano

There was lots of love and glitter in the air, laughter and applause. Several audience members were inspired to get their act ready for the Spring Showcase.

See you in class, see you in the air and see you in the Spring!

And thanks to my silkies for the flowers and my new nickname ‘Mama Silk’.

aka ‘Mama Silk’