About Leeds Aerial Arts

Leeds Aerial Arts was established in 2013 by Lorna Mackinder.

Lorna is an experienced dance and fitness instuctor working with dancers of all ages across the Yorkshire Region. Lorna graduated from Edge Hill University with a Degree in Dance with Aerial Performance, under the direction of Wired Aerial Theatre. Lorna’s technical training inspires the content of all of her classes, she encourages good technique to enable aerialists to build strength, flexibility and confidence in the equipment as well as to increase confidence their bodies’ abilities in a safe and enjoyable environment.

In 2013 Lorna was awarded a ‘Kick Start’ Bursary from Yorkshire Dance to set up a programme of Aerial Dance classes in Leeds. Five years on Aerial Dance has become a permanent fixture on the Yorkshire Dance timetable, offering weekly classes for all abilities and the popular Aerial Hoop Fundamentals course. In 2016 Leeds Aerial Arts joined forces with Vertical Fitness society at the University of Leeds to offer classes in Aerial Hoop and Silks to their student members.

In 2018 Leeds Aerial Arts will open their first dedicated studio space to continue to offer more classes, in more disciplines, to even more budding aerialists!