Brian Lynch/ "ORION" Dance And Aerial Arts
Brian Lynch, AKA "Orion", is a trained contemporary dancer with a Bachelor's degree in Dance and Choreography. Trained in modern, ballet, African, folk, hip hop, and other styles, he also has passionately pursued circus and aerial arts with an extensive performance career in the Midwest.
He teaches at studios, churches, private clients' residencies, and at a university dance department. He is versatile to his students needs and goals and is extremely invested in their successes and exploration of movement-based art forms.
He is trained to perform and teach the aerial arts of silks, pole, flying pole, lyra, rope, and an assortment of custom apparatuses. He is great with all ages and class sizes and would love to be a part of enhancing your dance journey!
You can find/message him on facebook at www.facebook.com/brian.lynch.5036 or www.facebook.com/OrionAerialArts
I am always invested in bettering my own craft and artistic development, but also, to share these skills and knowledge with new students of all interests, skills, and backgrounds. Through teaching, I always grow as an individual and artist, and the reward of sharing my craft with an interested client is unparalleled!
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First, I begin by assessing their interest, goals, and natural skills. Communication is critical, so I try to align our goals and skills to maximize the growth within the parameters of their desired investment. I lead by physical demonstration and verbal articulation of skills and movements to find which cues are most effective for the student, and through a balance of praise and correction, we will develop the desired skillset!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I studied dance at University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana for two years, one year at Sam Houston State University, and two years at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, from which I earned my degree in dance.
I have trained pole and aerial all over the country, performing and competing and earning major titles while becoming versatile in adapting to audiences and other clientele.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Varies greatly among services as a performer or instructor, group classes vs. private classes, and many other factors. Contact for rate, and I may also be open to negotiating.
What types of students have you worked with?
A wide range from Beginner children to Advanced college dance students. I've also taught dance regularly to adult senior citizens in a form of yogic movement restoration.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
After winning the regional title of the 2018 Men's Pro Pole Champion, I just returned from 2019 Nationals in San Francisco, where I was a finalist and reignited my ambition to better myself to come back and win!