Lisa is the professional in the family. She went to Club Med on vacation one summer, discovered flying trapeze, and literally did not leave when her vacation was over. She remained at Club Med for the rest of the season working and performing. From there she continued her flying career with several flying troupes with whom she performed for Cirque du Soleil, Circus Circus, Silvers’ Circus and more. She was also featured in the circus documentary and series Catching Dreams. When she left her full time performance career, she settled in San Diego, California and continued to fly with Trapeze High in addition to managing the Ashtanga Yoga Center and planning epic parties and events with her own company, Creative and Crafty Events.
Wayne is a Naval Officer and renaissance man who discovered flying trapeze at Trapeze High while stationed in San Diego. Despite coming to aerial arts later in life, he has always been something of a performer. He was a die hard thespian in high school and learned both the stage and technical side of theatre at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts. Outside of theatre he picked up other skills throughout his early life: he was a competitive fencer, juggler and fire eater who studied several martial arts forms. He also was a dedicated photographer and learned his way around the dark room (where you used to have to develop film in those ancient pre-digital days.) During his pre-circus days in San Diego he was an Ironman triathlete and mediocre surfer. Then he discovered Trapeze High- he went for a beginner class and basically never left. They eventually taught him how to catch and pull safety lines and paid him to be there. Through connections made there, he branched out and started learning other disciplines including silks, static trapeze and partner acrobatics and was a performer and instructor with Aerial Revolution.
Wayne and Lisa met at Trapeze High and initially had no idea we would one day be married, with two beautiful children and a flying trapeze rig of our own sitting in our backyard. After working together for several parties and trapeze events, Wayne and Lisa decided to put together a partner trapeze routine…. and let’s just say the partnership worked out better than either of us ever imagined it would. One thing led to another and here we are in San Antonio with a beautiful home, two awesome kids and a trapeze in our backyard. Both of us are believers in the transformative power of circus in people’s lives and want to share that gift with others. We also really loved our circus community and family in San Diego and now that we are settled here in San Antonio, we want to create our own circus community and family and share our love of flying with you. We decided to structure our experience as a club rather than a school, because when you fly with us, you become part of our family.
Youngest Flyer in the World!!
Joslyn Labat (16 months)