Instructor Bios

DANIEL

HEATHER

SARAH

DANIELA

BRANDI

KYRA

NICOLE

CORY

ANDREW

STETSON

LISA

ALYSSA

 

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)

DANIEL STOVER

AntiGravity NTF Co-Owner, Artistic Director

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®.

 

Heather has experience both performing and teaching an assortment of aerial classes such as Aerial Hammock, Silk, Lyra, Aerial Cube, Web, Harness, Frame, Bungee, Straps, Cloud Swing, and Carousel. Heatherʼs passion & experience in dance, psychology and fitness are reflected in her approach to class instruction and all aspects of her career.

Secondary Roles: Curriculum Directory

HEATHER DODT STOVER

AntiGravity NTF Co-Owner, Program Director

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 as a Principal Aerialist with AntiGravity® Entertainment on a variety of Special Events & Corporate Gigs. She is involved in the artistic creation, production, and casting of many local theme park shows and other international performances & tours. These opportunities have included USO International Performances in Okinawa, Japan and Guantanamo Navel Base, Cuba. Other memorable projects include Disney’s Tarzan with Lyric Theater of Oklahoma (specialty aerial acts), Broadway Production of ‘Swing!’ bungee act onboard Norwegian Cruise Line, and AntiGravity’s original production of an aerial-acrobatic Rocky Horror Show.

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 psychology’ 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.

 

Secondary Roles: Senior Casting Advisor, Senior Aerial Coordinator

SARAH IVORY REECE

Payroll Supervisor, Assistant Program Director

Originally from Detroit, MI; Sarah has over 28 years of combined training and professional work in dance and aerial arts. At a young age she started her dance training with The Dance Place, LTD in Waterford, MI before graduating from Western Michigan University with a BA in Fine Arts. While at Western, Sarah had the privilege of performing pieces by George Balanchine and George Faison, as well as many more. After college she then moved on to dance professionally for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and then Tokyo Disneyland before returning back to RCCL as a Dance Captain.

 

To challenge herself more Sarah then moved to Orlando, FL to train in aerial silk and lyra before then becoming a company member and instructor with AntiGravity Orlando. With AntiGravity Sarah has been given the opportunity to perform on many aerial apparatuses all over the world, co-choreograph for shows, and help mold future professional aerialists.

 

Currently Sarah is employed as an Equity dancer at Walt Disney World performing in shows such as Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire, Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration, and Club Villain. 

 

Secondary Roles: Senior Aerial Coordinator

DANIELA MABRY

Office Manager, Marketing & Events Coordinator
AG Expert Instructor

Daniela's BIO Coming Soon!

 

ANDREW GOEDICKE

AG Expert Instructor, Principal Aerialist

A young dreamer, Andrew Goedicke ran away to join the circus at age 7. It took him almost ten years to catch up to the train, but he made it just the same. Having extensive training in artistic gymnastics, springboard diving, modern dance and classical ballet, he took to circus quickly.

Andrew trained full time in the Professional Training Program at the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) under the guidance of Serenity Smith Forchion, Aimee Hancock, and Sellam Ouahabi, specializing in aerial straps and duo hand balancing. He has also taken various aerial teacher training and rigging workshops, and has furthered his training in Montreal with Cirque du Soleil coaches Chloe Farah and Serguei Volodine. In addition to his circus training, Andrew earned his degree in education from Taylor University.

Andrew has toured across the USA with the Cincinnati Circus Company, Clowns Without Borders, Louisville Aerial Revolution, The Va Va Vixens, and Jason Dhir Productions. He is a tumbler, dancer, aerialist, handbalancer, partner acrobat, fire performer, and juggler. With over a decade of experience in circus, Andrew is recognized for his wide breadth of skills, highly-creative energy, and multidisciplinary background.

Circus quite perfectly embodies the key values that Andrew holds dear. Working as a coach for Circus Smirkus, Trapeze School New York, The Cincinnati Circus Company, Turners Circus and My Nose Turns Red, Andrew has seen people transformed by circus. He has learned the incredibly moving and powerfully healing nature of circus and it has him inspired for a lifetime.

 

KYRA WAGNER

AG Expert Instructor, Principal Aerialist

Kyra's BIO coming soon!

 

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Certifications: AntiGravity Fundamentals 1 & 2, AG AIRBarre, & AG Suspension Fitness 1

Brandi is an AntiGravity Orlando Instructor & Aerialist.  She is the Managing partner and co-owner of Marta’s Dance Studio, and has been dancing for 26 years.  Brandi is the Assistant Director & Choreographer for various projects in Orlando, Atlanta, & Vegas area.  

Currently, Brandi is a Maintenance Choreographer at Walt Disney World maintaining focus on overall show quality of live entertainment along with assisting talent casting in auditions, teaching shows/parades, and leads developmental workshops.

 

Recent performance credits; AntiGravity Sway Pole at Universal Studios, Hope & Help “Mystic Island” Assist Staging Director & Aerialist, Dance captain & Aerialist with RWS & Associates working on Holland America cruise line, Walt Disney World Entertainment performing in “The Festival of the Lion King”, High School Musical, Disney Channel Rocks, and Festival Of Fantasy.  She has traveled the world dancing on Cruise lines for 4 years on various ships. Brandi is thrilled and honored to be a part of Antigravity NTF.

BRANDI WINES

Curriculum Liaison, AG Expert Instructor

 

Nicole began taking dance classes as soon as she could walk.
Concentrating on ballet, tap, jazz and flexibility, she grew up to
perform throughout the Central Florida area, including a stint with
the Bolshoi Ballet. Later, she discovered aerial arts and was
immediately hooked. She began performing throughout the Southeast,
including the Circo Espectacular de Mexico, where she was part of a
duo hoop at in 2016. Nicole is medaled as well, having won the 2014
Southeast Aerial Art Competition and the 2017 Florida Pole Fitness
Championship, both in lyra.

 

NICOLE SIRDOREUS

AG Expert Instructor, Principal Aerialist


Nicole is thrilled to be a performer and instructor for Antigravity Orlando and is excited about the opportunities ahead of her as part of this organization. She loves coming up with new and inventive ways to express herself and her students in the air. As a result, Nicole is an enthusiastic coach who loves watching her students grow in their strength and abilities.

 

Cory's BIO coming soon!

CORY TABINO

AG Expert Instructor, Principal Aerialist

 

STETSON SYDES

AG Expert Instructor, Principal Aerialist

Stetson's BIO coming soon!

Secondary Roles: Rigging & Instillation

 

ALYSSA THOMAS ST-JOSEPH

AG Expert Instructor, Principal Aerialist

Alyssa's BIO coming soon!

Secondary Roles: AG Front Desk Staff

 

LISA MYERS

AntiGravity NTF Instructor, AntiGravity Yoga Certified Instructor

Until Lisa took her first aerial yoga class at AntiGravity Orlando, she had spent her life suffering from chronic back and neck pain and anxiety. For many of those years, she could barely be able to get off the couch. “The day I touched that silk hammock, my entire life began to change for the better,” she said.

 

For Lisa, aerial yoga is a peaceful escape and a place to conquer her fears. As she delved deeper into her practice, the inversions and deep stretching started releasing her tightness and pain. Plus, Lisa realized she was having a blast.

 

Soon after “becoming obsessed” with aerial yoga, she felt she had to spread her passion, which Lisa says provides both physical and mental benefits. In 2016, she underwent certification through AntiGravity Orlando and began teaching. “Nothing in my life has been as rewarding as teaching aerial yoga and watching the transformation that occurs in just one class,” Lisa said. “Aerial yoga changed my life.”

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