Meet Your Dragonfly Team
Founder & Program Developer
With almost 20 years in the industry, Mistia teaches, performs & produces aerial acrobatics & fitness prog-rams. Mistia is a contracted aerial specialist around the world installing aerial
productions for cruise lines & national tours.
Mistia produced an online international aerial resource site, www.AerialDownloads.com, with
articles, skill downloads, podcasts & directories spotlighting those artists and athletes making an impact on the aerial world today. Aerial Downloads eventually morphed into the Dragonfly Licensing program. Mistia is an ambassador for aerial safety and is also a professional member of ACE,
(America Circus Educators) and an Industry member of the USAG.
As a professional contemporary dancer, acrobat, choreographer
and teacher, Danni
received multiple performance and choreography awards from national competitions. In 2015, she was accepted into the Air Born Aerial Performance Troupe, which offered her opportunities that varied from outdoor street-festival style performances to hired private events. In 2016 Danni joined Dragonfly Aerial Company, Colorado as an instructor and has since been working curriculum theory and mechanics for Dragonfly National as well as choreographing performances and executing skill videos ever since.
Content Contributor & Editor
McKell Anderson has been immersed in the aerial world for the past eight years of her life. Generally in life, one learns to crawl before walking, but she learned to fly before she ever discovered grace on the ground. For McKell, life began as soon as it got flipped upside down. As she approaches her first decade as an aerialist, she has discovered new life in being a student, a performer, a choreographer and an instructor. She spent three years teaching the Aerial Dance course for the Department of Performing Arts at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah before moving to Colorado Springs with her husband for a new Air Force assignment. Now in Colorado, she has loved immersing herself in a new aerial community and contributing to Dragonfly as an instructor and content editor.
As a producer, performer, business owner, clinical hypno-therapist and NLP specialist, Matthew has spent decades motivating people. His work as a coach & as a therapist gives us the edge in creating a program that is motivational & exciting. The words we use in our teaching as well as in our marketing materials are not chosen without thought, there is a science behind them. How we say what we say & how we sell what we sell, gives us an edge in the marketplace and in creating our marketing materials & social media campaigns.
A 19 year veteran of Cirque du Soleil's "O", Tatiana brings to Dragonfly Aerial Co, a lifetime of experience as an elite gymnast, competitor & performer. Tatiana has a degree in Sports education from the Ukraine and is co-creator of Dragonfly's Aerial Bootcamp program & of the Red Dragonfly multi-apparatus curriculum. Tatiana brings her experience growing up in a gymnastic facility as an elite student and competitor, to our program development efforts. Married to the U.S. men's Olympic Gymnastics Coach and with a beautiful baby girl and teen boy, Tatiana
co-develops our program with rotations, the facility and the gymnast culture in mind.
& Anna Neterlid
From Malmö, Sweden and holding many titles in men's gymnastics, Jimmy developed the Swedish Gymnastics Federation trampette Education in 2001 and was responsible for the production of the interactive tutorial movies. He studied physical education and leadership for in Svendborg and Ollerups gymnastics college in Denmark. As a lecturer at Malmö University in sport teacher training, Jimmy started a research project that has resulted in a modern training video material for physical education teachers and gymnastic associations with Anna Nettrelid. Learn more at www.succemedidrott.se
Jimmy & Anna can be found performing aerial from hot air balloons and cranes for heads of State and Royal families.
Video Skill Execution
Video Skill Execution