Yuki was born and raised in Saskatoon. On the ice from the age of 2, Yuki was a Competitive Figure Skater until she retired from competitive skating and entered the world of Professional Figure Skating. She worked for Willy Bietak Productions (creator of the Ice Capades) and Royal Caribbean International as a Principle Adagio Pair Skater in various shows around the world for five years. She worked with legends in the field of skating and choreography such as Willy Bietak, Christopher Nolan, and Sylvia Froescher and had the pleasure of performing with some of the World’s Top Figure Skaters.
While living in Los Angeles, Yuki taught figure skating part time and studied aerial arts full time with professional aerialists and former Cirque Du Soliel Performers. During her time in Los Angeles, she developed a passion for aerial arts and fitness that could only be compared to her passion for figure skating. Subsequently, she traveled to renowned training facilities in Australia, Thailand, New York, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Detroit, Orlando, Chicago, Denver, and Orange County, California to become certified to teach the various disciplines of aerial arts including lyra (hoop), fabric, sling and AntiGravity® Aerial Yoga and Fitness. Yuki is the 2 Star Instructor Trainer for AntiGravity® in Canada.
Yuki opened Saskatoon’s first aerial studio of it’s kind in 2013 and has been has enjoyed watching the Saskatoon Aerial Community expand over the years. Yuki’s excited to share her passion for aerial arts and create an empowering environment for the aerial community in Saskatoon.Qualifications:
• NECCA - Intro To Teaching Aerial Arts, (New England Center For Circus Arts)• NECCA - Foundation Certification - Fabric, Aerial Sling, Lyra (New England Center For Circus Arts)• First and only IATTP Aerial Silks and Lyra Certified Instructor in Canada• Canfitpro - FIS - Fitness Instructor Specialist• Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association: Theory and Group Fitness• First Aid and CPR C• National Coaching Certification Program(NCCP) - Certified Coaching Level 1 - Figure Skating• AntiGravity® Fundamentals 1&2, Aerial Yoga, Aerial Yoga Advanced, Suspension Fitness, Suspension Fitness Advanced, Restorative Yoga, Just Kids 1&2, 2 Star Instructor Trainer• International Aerial Teacher Training Program (IATTP) – Aerial Silks & Aerial Lyra • Beach body: Insanity Live & PiYo Live• Professional Adagio/Pair Skater for 5 years; performed in over 20 countries worldwide• Principal Roles in 7 major shows for Willy Bietek Productions and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines• Certified Figure Skating Coach for 5 years• Figure Skating Coach, Palos Verdes, CA• Aerial Performer at the 2015 Mayor's Cultural Gala, 2017 Sabex Awards Gala, 2018 Hospitals of Regina - Four Seasons Ball• Trained with professional Aerialists and Cirque Du Soleil performers from all over the world• Trained with: Edmonton Firefly Theatre & Circus• Los Angeles - Womack and Bowman, Brenda Hamilton, Rain Anya, Hollywood Aerial Arts• Detroit - Agora Arts, • Orlando - AntiGravity® Orlando• Las Vegas - Maximiliano Torandell, Sarah Romanowsky• Minneapolis - Xelias Aerial Arts• Chicago - MSA & Circus Arts• Denver - Moth Poetic Circus