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Studio Owner
Lyra and Trapeze Program Director

Dari is currently one of our beginner silks, intermediate lyra, and aerial yoga instructors available for classes and lessons. She enjoys cross-training with Aerial Dragonfly instructors on all apparatuses, and exploring mixed modalities.

She found her passion in aerial arts when she began taking classes at the studio with her daughter. The love for this form of physical expression follows training in Martha Graham style modern dance and improvisational movement. She draws from her education and experience in Usui Shiki Ryoho reiki, therapeutic sound and reflexology, combined with aerial instructor training, and a 21 year military career. Dari uses her background to encourage instructors and students to find fulfillment through their practice of aerial dance and fitness.

Dari retired in 2015 and is happily embarking on this new chapter of life and love with her husband Jim, their three children, and her friend and partner Hannah, here at Aerial Dragonfly.