Jay Mpelezos & Sarah Wilde

Jay Mpelezos & Sarah Wilde

ACROYOGA & BODYWORK

Jay began practicing Acro in 2015. His path began with yoga asana and when he found 

Acroyoga and partner acrobatics, it was love at first sight. Jay began teaching in a year later in 2016 and held classes for Build A Machine Fitness, Sol Rise, and East Meets West Yoga. He has performed at venues such as Buffalo Riverworks, Flying Bison Brewing Co., GoBike Buffalo SkyRide, and Canalside. Jay has elevated his acro practice by studying at Pitch Catch Circus and training with numerous teachers like Niko Douwes, Micah Elinger, Hobs Hobotus, Josh Young, and Lizzy Tomber. Currently he teaches Handstand Conditioning at The Bird’s Nest. He is known for being a strong, fun, and supportive base. Jay is also well regarded for focusing on the safety of his flyers and -most importantly- creating a fun experience for all!

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Sarah is a sensual and embodied movement artist and teacher specializing in partner acrobatics, pole dance, and somatic movement. Growing up, she dabbled in many different pastimes, but could rarely commit to one hobby over another. Her voracious appetite for variety, along with her playful imagination are consistent qualities that have shaped her movement expression. 

Sarah began exploring competitive strength training in college, but her journey with movement arts and fitness took a sharp turn when she found pole dance in 2013. Pole was her first love and her first real foray into dance. When her sister introduced her to acroyoga in 2015, her practice evolved further. Though initially hesitant, Sarah quickly became enamored with acro and has spent the past 8 years dedicating herself to partner acrobatics, circus, and authentic expression through movement.

A 4x graduate of Pitch Catch Circus and an x-pole certified pole instructor, Sarah has traveled throughout North America to pursue her acrobatic endeavors. She and her partner Jay have been teaching, training, and performing together for over 6 years. Alongside acro and pole, she has also dabbled in aerial silks, contact improvisation, various styles of dance, crossfit, rock climbing, and more – her appetite for variety hasn’t changed.

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