I am Marie Juana, circus artist, trainer for mat pilates, functional and spinal gymnastics, and dance trainer for funky swing.
I love to dance flamenco and a humorous style of funky swing. My classes are characterized by powerful dynamics and effective, health-conscious training with varied, playful and challenging exercises at a professional level.
Since childhood, my urge to move could never be slowed down. I still climb trees with enthusiasm and am at home all over the world. I completed my training as an aerial artist and comedian with great joy at the State Ballet School and School for Artistry in Berlin. Shortly after my graduation, I won 1st prize at the Swedish Prinsessan Circus Festival in Stockholm, and since then I have been performing on international stages. I received the Silver Star at the Artistic Festival in St. Petersburg and the Special Price at the International Circus Festival in Wuqiao (China).
I am also interested in other aspects of artistry and dance and have taken advanced training courses at the Paris Circus School Académie Fratellini and Circo Criollo in Buenos Aires (Argentina), as well as flamenco lessons with Juampy Ramirez in Buenos Aires and Raphaela Stern in Berlin, and solo swing at the Berlin dance school Swingspiration.
In addition, I have completed various intensive training courses to become a certified trainer for mat Pilates, back training and spinal gymnastics in Berlin.
My repertoire is as diverse, colourful and individual as the people I teach: Deutsche Telekom, travel agencies, day care centres, circus schools, fitness and dance studios, sports trips, wedding flash mobs, and personal training sessions for artists, fitness workaholics and pure beginners. My special concern is to pass on the fun and energy that the exercises themselves give me to the people I train. Everyone who enjoys my intensive courses will benefit from their health effects in the long run.
In addition to numerous performances in Germany and abroad, I have taught in various countries, such as the dance and circus schools Kuaile Danza Aerea (Medellín, Colombia) and Artist Factory (Playa del Carmen, Mexico), as well as at the fitness and dance studio Goyos Body Art (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Besides my native language (German), I also speak fluent English and can do my classes in Spanish.
As a qualified trapeze, vertical and slack rope acrobat, I have staged countless variety, festival and circus performances at home and abroad. I often combine my special skills as a flamenco dancer with my innate talent for clowning as a framework for action.
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