August 26 – 27, 2023

Lyra Immersion

With Amanda Ritchie

About This Workshop

Do you want to learn new lyra skills, and become more intentional about creative and performative elements? In this workshop we will work on dynamic and intricate tricks and spins by breaking them down into progressions, and identifying techniques for each element. We will also explore different qualities of movement (including stillness!), and build narratives and intentions to experience fully while creating memorable pieces of art. You’ll leave this workshop with new skills and new approaches to your creative side.


Saturday, August 26 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm & 2:30 – 5 pm
Sunday, August 27 | 9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 3:30 pm



Students with a regular lyra practice who are comfortable cleanly inverting multiple times, are able to move about the hoop with a single hand grip, and can safely execute moving through front and back balances without assistance.

16 & up or by permission of instructor

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About The Coach

Amanda began performing at three years old. By the age of seven she starred in a local South Florida children’s show, KidZone. Her passion for performing blossomed and before she attended high school she was offered the opportunity to study with the Joffrey Ballet School on scholarship. During her academic schooling, Amanda worked full time performing with the Ft. Lauderale Ballet Classique. But after graduation, her desire to travel the world led her to run away with the circus as a headlining aerialist/dancer with shows such as: Dezire, Cirque on Ice and Four Spirit of the Elements. In 2009 until May 2015 she made the bright lights of Vegas her home performing with Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity and Michael Jackson ONE. Amanda now lives in Los Angeles, California where she teaches her craft to all ages and all walks of life. In 2020 Grounded in Flight, Amanda’s aerial company and studio, was born.

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