Daniel Stover

AntiGravity NTF Owner and Director AntiGravity Orlando

Daniel Stover is the Owner and Director of the Orlando division of AntiGravity®. Daniel oversees all shows & events held at the AntiGravity® National Training Facility, and all local & out-of-town company performances. By age 24, Daniel was already a three-time All American pole vaulter, four-time All American gymnast, three-time NCAA national champion in floor exercise and vault, and member of a two-time national champion competitive collegiate cheer squad. With his mother as the Lyric theater director in Oklahoma, Daniel was raised in entertainment as well as sports. He created his own act, “Power Of Balance,” which has been presented all over the United States and Internationally. Before joining AntiGravity®, Daniel was a principal performer for Walt Disney World Entertainment. His live show credits include: Tarzan Rocks, The Lion King at Disneyʼs Animal Kingdom, The Intensity Games at Sea World and The Groove for Universal Studios as well as many TV appearances. Daniel is proud to have produced, directed, choreographed and performed in numerous projects in conjunction with AntiGravity®. Such performances include:

  • 2004 Summer Olympics Ceremony in Athens
  • Grammy Awards with Pink
  • Obamaʼs Inaugural Ball
  • MTV Video Music Awards
  • Disneyʼs Enchanted (movie)
  • Spider-Man Movie Premier, NYC
  • 2012 Victoria Secret Fashion Show, NYC
  • Step-Up 4 (movie)

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Heather Dodt

Co-Owner and Program Director AntiGravity  NTF, Principal Aerialist

Heather Dodt founded AntiGravityʼs aerial school at the National Training Facility in 2012 with guidance from Daniel Stover, establishing herself as Co-Owner & Program Director. Heatherʼs responsibilities include managing all aspects of the school, class schedules, student performances, apprentice program, casting auditions, and student accounts. Heather has over 10 years of professional experience in dance and aerial arts. Currently, Heather performs in AntiGravityʼs in-house aerial acrobatic show, and is a featured aerialist performing with AntiGravity® Entertainment on a variety of Special Events & Corporate Gigs. Heatherʼs background in ballet originated in Chicago, where she studied dance at Faubourge Ballet Academy & at the Avnun Yakabov Cultural Arts Center. Heather graduated with Honors from the University of Central Florida, in which she completed the Honors in the Major program. Her research in ʻsports psychologyʼ was recognized by the UCF Honors Thesis Board of Directors. Heather earned her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a Dance Minor, and her future ambitions include acquiring her Masters degree in Sports Fitness/Exercise Physiology. She is also an AFAA certified personal trainer, and has various Group Fitness Certifications, as well as her First Aid & CPR certifications. Heather teaches an assortment of aerial classes such as Hammock, Lyra, Aerial Cube, Web, Harness, Frame and Aerial Conditioning. Heatherʼs passion & experience in dance, psychology and fitness are reflected in her approach to class instruction and all aspects of her career.

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Sarah Ivory

Assistant Program Director, Aerial Instructor, Principal Aerialist

Sarah Ivory has been an AntiGravity company member since 2012, and has recently been appointed as Assistant Program Director. She has over 10 years of professional experience in dance and aerial arts. Sarah also has a BA in Dance from the Fine Arts Department at Western Michigan University. She has worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios and is currently an Equity performer at Walt Disney World. Sarah is very proud to be a AntiGravity company member and enjoys working with AntiGravityʼs students as a lead instructor & choreographer.

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Brie Shiflett

Principal Aerialist, AntiGravity NTF Instructor

Brie found her passion in aerial arts and has been performing professionally for almost 10 years. She shares that passion by instructing various aerial classes at AntiGravity, in which Brie is respected as one of the schoolʼs lead instructors. Brie grew up with an interest in dance. She spent 9 years on a competitive dance team, represented the United States as a dance all-star in Paris and London, and spent 3 years dancing professionally for the Orlando Predators Arena Football Team. Brie then completed her Bachelors degree in Marketing at the University of Central Florida. Soon after, she was introduced to aerial fitness training, and learned to translate dance skills into aerial arts. This opened many doors for her as a performer and instructor in aerial arts. Brie has had the opportunity to perform in many prestigious events as an aerialist with AntiGravity, including, Donald Trump’s NYE party, South Korea USO holiday cirque tour and many Fortune 500 conferences and corporate events. She performs as a stunt actress in the Eighth Voyage of Sindbad Show and an aerialist in the Superstar Parade at Universal Studios Orlando. She also performs as an aerialist at Sea World Orlando and Pirate’s Dinner Adventure. Brie is truly passionate about aerial arts and enjoys sharing her art with others.

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Cyndi Carrion

Fitness Director, AntiGravity NTF Instructor

As Fitness Director, Cyndi oversees all AntiGravity Yoga classes held at AntiGravity NTF, as well as our other conditioning & group exercise classes. Cyndi has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and has been a certified Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer since 1986. She is certified in numerous fitness & aerial programs, such as: Level 3 Certified AntiGravity Fitness Instructor, Elite Level Les Mills Fitness Instructor, and a RYT Yoga Instructor to name a few. Cyndiʼs training & vast experience includes many aspects of health & wellness, nutrition, injury prevention, and weight-loss techniques. Cyndi also performs with AntiGravity Entertainment and instructs various aerial classes in addition to her fitness-based classes at AntiGravity NTF. Cyndiʼs passion for learning and dedication for helping others in reflected all that she does.

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Cory Tabino

Principal Performer, AntiGravity NTF Instructor

Cory Tabino has been an international circus performer for the past 18 years. He was trained at the National Circus School of Montreal in Canada. In addition to a three-year tour with Cirque du Soleil, in which he performed Chinese Poles in Saltimbanco, Cory has worked with a vast variety of circus and theater companies in Asia, Australia, Eastern And Western Europe as well as North America. Currently, Cory performs with AntiGravity Entertainment, and also travels performing as a freelance artist on various cruise lines. Additionally, Cory instructs an assortment of Specialty Workshops and acrobatic classes at AntiGravity NTF including Hand Balancing, Chinese Poles, Partner Acro and Aerial Straps.

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Denise Lloyd

AntiGravity NTF Instructor, Principal Aerialist

Denise Lloyd joined the AntiGravity team in 2012 as an aerial instructor and also Principal Aerialist. She has performed in the AntiGravity Factory Show, as well as various other company shows & special events. She has 6 years of aerial training and over 10 years experience as a dancer. Denise has also performed for other companies such as Universal, Disney and Seaworld. She has performed in the Pirates Dinner and Adventure Show as well. Teaching is Denise’s passion; she loves to watch her students grow and accomplish things they never thought they would.

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Lauriel Marques

AntiGravity NTF Instructor

Lauriel is a third-generation gymnast/acrobat. The granddaughter of professional hand-balancer, Dowers Professor of Balance—who amazed audiences with his one-finger handstand—Lauriel grew up with a love of acrobatics and learned much from both. She emulates their athletic drive, discipline, and balance of mind and body. . . and does her best to instill these attributes in her students. Lauriel competed in gymnastics and performed in many theatrical productions throughout childhood, high school, and college. Incorporating her gymnastics and dance, Lauriel competed on the University of Illinois Club Team, going to Nationals and placing on the beam and floor exercise. Her professional dance experience includes television appearances on shows such as Daytime and The Wayne Brady Show, and U-Dance. She has also performed with the All-Stars National Dance Team in the Macyʼs Thanksgiving Day Parade, and was a featured dancer in the Touchstone movie Just Visiting. Lauriel has also performed professionally in various Disney & Universal shows as well. A fitness instructor and personal trainer, Laurielʼs passion for encouraging and inspiring health has kept her working in the fitness industry since 1996. In 2001 she began working in aerial arts, and has been flying ever since! Happiest when she is upside-down, Lauriel is thrilled to now bring her passion and experience to Antigravity.

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Eric Henriquez Maldonado

AntiGravity NTF Instructor

Eric Henriquez Maldonado, known as ENRIQUE, is originally from Puerto Rico but moved to Orlando in 2004 to work for Walt Disney World where he is currently a professional dancer. Enrique has been doing aerial acrobatics for over 7 years and has been teaching for about 4. He has performed in various events including ʻAntigravity Factory,ʼ our inhouse aerial-acrobatic show and other promotional events. Enrique has also choreographed for several student showcases in which he has created various innovative acts. Enrique has trained in Montreal, London and the USA. He was also winner of “Best Innovative Act” at the Denver Aerial Arts Festival 2013. He aspires to be in a circus one day and to perform around the world!

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Kristy Graziano

AntiGravity NTF Instructor

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Niko Bogucki

AntiGravity NTF Instructor

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Jodi White

AntiGravity NTF Instructor

Jodi White has been affiliated with Anti-Gravity since 2009 and returned as an instructor in 2014. She has over 5 years of experience in aerial arts specializing in aerial silks. Jodi has performed as an aerialist in a variety of forums including conventions, art shows, atmosphere entertainment, and private functions. She was a dancer throughout college at the University of Pittsburgh and was previously a performer at Walt Disney World. Jodi is currently a senior manager at the same company and is very excited to share her love of the aerial arts with students of all levels!

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Kyra Wagner

AntiGravity NTF Instructor

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Josh Pao

Assistant AntiGravity NTF Instructor

Josh Pao has been with AntiGravity since 2013. Josh trains with the company as an Apprentice, and also serves an an Assistant Instructor. He is also currently majoring in psychology at UCF, and has an extensive background in dance. Josh has worked at Universal Studios, opening the superstar parade as a dancer, as well as Walt Disney World- performing in ʻDisney Channel Rocks,ʼ ʻBlock Party Bashʼ, ʻLion Kingʼ & ʻFestival of Fantasy.ʼ Has been on the Disney Channel Games & ABC Christmas Parade, filmed in 2011. Josh wants to be a mentor for teens and a positive influence for students. He is very excited to join the AntiGravity Team and follow the footsteps of previous generations to teach to the future generations.

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