Mary Young

Owner and Head Choreographer

Mary is an accomplished aerialist who has studied, apprenticed and performed extensively on Lyra/Hoop, Silks and Pole. Mary founded Paradisaea Circus Arts in 2012.

Mary spent several years training and performing in Tokyo, Japan and is eager to share what she has learned with people young and old. She sees the artistry, strength and discipline of aerial dance and circus performance skills as great complements to anyone and everyone’s interests and activities.


Daine Spooner

Instructor – Bungee, Silks, Straps

After moving to Canada from Australia, Daine fell into the aerial arts when he fell in love with our owner Mary. Daine’s discipline stems from a background in the Australian army. Combined with his brute strength, Daine is a powerhouse in the studio. He has completed his certification in aerial strength and aerial silks.


Diane D’Alessandro

Instructor – Silks, Hoop

Diane skated her way into the studio after spending over 20 years on the  ice. Diane is a figure skating coach and has her NCCP coaching certification. Diane completed her aerial silks certification with the Nimble Arts.


Julie Finnigan

Instructor – Silks, Hoop

Julie joined us as an aerial coach in 2019. She loves the strength, beauty, and inclusivity of the aerial arts. When she is not teaching or performing, you will find her flying on the silks! Julie completed her aerial instructor certification with Paper Doll Milita.