Meet Our Staff
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 the school 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
After moving to Canada from Australia, Daine fell into the aerial arts
when he fell for 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. Daine has been training aerial for two years and assisting in classes for the last year. He has completed his certification in aerial strength and will be completing his aerial silks certification this semester.
Diane D’Alessandro – Instructor
Diane skated her way into the studio after spending over 20 years on the ice. Diane’s been coaching figure skating for the last 11 years and has her NCCP coaching certification. Diane has been training the aerial arts at Paradisaea for the last 2 years and assisting in classes for the last year. She will be completing her aerial silks certification this semester.