Danya Xena of the Acro SuperHeroes
Danya Xena is a full-time travelling acro teacher who creates supportive, safe, collaborative and fun learning environments. With a focus on dynamic acrobatics she encourages everyone’s inner Super Heroes by offering a community feeling with great progressions and awesome spotting. As a mid-weight acrobat she is both a base and a flyer, and as such, has a great understanding of both sides of the practice.
She has travelled extensively across North America teaching in over 100 communities. She has collaborated in events such as AcroLicious, AcroTopia, the Canadian Acro Intensive, and the Acro Teachers Super Charge and taught at many of the large Acro festivals including: Divine Play, AcroLove, Philly Phlight, New York Acro Fest, AcroShare, Vancouver Acro Fest, AcroYoga Unity Festival & Fete Nationale d’Acroyoga, VivAcroYoga, Dutch Acro.
Danya co-founded the Acro SuperHeroes, the SuperHero Circus Academy, the Canadian Acro Intensive, founded FemPower Acro. Danya brings with her a career in adult education, coaching and facilitation, a deep passion for social justice, and a Masters degree in Diversity Studies with a focus on pedagogy (the art and science of teaching). Danya is certified as both a Partner Acrobatics and Acro Revolution Teacher and attended 10 weeks of Pitch Catch Circus in 2016. She also leads the Acro & Social Justice Teacher Training.
"Justice is what love looks like in public" Cornel West
As someone who both flies and bases, Reno Gorman is a well-rounded acrobat with many talents. Perhaps best known for his effortless handstand and arm balancing skills, he’s also an effective and experienced teacher. With over ten years experience as a yoga instructor, he is also an Acro Revolution teacher and co-founder of The Handstand Nation. Based out of Sacramento CA, he has taught and performed around the country at various festivals and events such as Divine Play, Acro Love, Philly Phlight, and more. He also has a degree in sociology and is passionate about social justice issues concerning gender, race, income inequality, health care, and the environment, among other things. Reno believes that acrobatics helps us grow not just body but heart, mind, soul and community – empowering us to create and become the change we want to see.
“You can learn more about a person
in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”