Meet our team of passionate and knowledgeable coaches.

Darren

Darren was born in Western Australia and has lived all over the world, including in Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul, Hamburg, Antwerp, Dan Hagg, Montreal and Las Vegas. He now resides in Buderim on the Sunshine Coast.

Darren has worked Cirque du Soleil’s blockbuster ‘KA’ at the MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas, danced in the musical ‘Cats’ in nine different countries and worked on the original production of ‘Miss Saigon’ in Holland. He is a qualified Pilates instructor and has worked with many of the world’s best acrobats. Darren trained as a dancer growing up and is competent in all facets of dance. He has also competed Nationally in Sports Acrobatics and holds Tumbling and Partnering titles.

He has trained in a variety of Pilates styles, such as Reformer, Cadillac, Wunderchair and Mat. Suspension is another specialty of his, having trained in aerial yoga, suspension fitness, kids, fundamentals and AirBarre.

Darren is the founder and director of Just Acrobatics and CircStudios.

Nat

Nat has been a part of the Just Acro & CircStudios family, for many years and it was here that she found her passion for aerials. Specialising in Silks and Lyra she love exploring and broadening her knowledge to be able to share her love for both apparatuses with students and clients! She has previously competed nationally in Aerial competitions and holds titles for Silks and Lyra as well as other aerial apparatuses.

Lisa

As a child Lisa grew up loving all things physical and creative. After falling in love with Circus Arts at the age of 24 she left her Corporate Events Management Career to ‘run away and join the circus’. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Contemporary Circus Arts from The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) where she specialised in Aerial Silks and German Wheel. She has performed for Prime Ministers, Global Summits and to crowds of more than 40,000 as well as teaching at various studios around Melbourne. 3 beautiful babies later and a 6 year break from Aerials, Lisa’s family moved to the Sunshine Coast where she came across Circ Studios and discovered Anti-Gravity Fitness and was able to jump right back into her passion.


Lisa is a certified Anti-Gravity Instructor, specialising in Fundamentals and Suspension Fitness. She also instructs on Aerial Silks and UBound and delights in witnessing peoples individual achievements in the air and on the ground. She is a firm believer in the many holistic benefits of Anti-Gravity Fitness and plans to study a Post-Graduate in Aerial Therapeutics in 2021

Shannon

Shannon is a superstar aerialist and acrobat, specialising in Lyra and Silks. Former competitive gymnast and dancer, she has been with training with Just Acrobatics since she was 10 years old and has developed into one of our head coaches – coaching acrobatics and aerial with us for the past 6 years. She has competed in various state and national acrobatics and aerial competitions, taking out numerous trophies and placings, she has also performed for various corporate events and shows around Queensland.

Meg

Megan was born in Auckland, New Zealand and now resides in Buderim in Queensland. Throughout her career she has competed in artistic and aerobics gymnastics and represented Australia for aerobics at the World Championships.

She has coached recreational gymnastics, aerobics gymnastics, acrobatics, tumbling and now AntiGravity Fitness. Megan lives by the motto “Keep on smiling and point your toes!”.

Alicia

Shelby

Shelby was born in Tasmania but has lived all over Australia and now calls the Sunshine Coast home. 

Zero history in any form of dance, acrobats or gymnastics and yet for the past 3 years she has fallen in love with art of Aerials and AntiGravity. Just goes to show anyone can get involved, regardless of where you’ve come from. 

She has spent the last 6 years working as a Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist and Myotherapist. With the aim of encouraging and teaching people the importance of moving well then moving often, whilst having some fun along the way. Shelby is a Certified Level 2 AntiGravity Fitness Instructor in Fundamentals and Aerial Yoga.