Allison Schieler

Allison (she/her) holds dance degrees from both New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Allison also received training in contortion, handstands, pole, and aerial hoop at places such as Aerial Arts NYC and Body & Pole in NYC, as well as through private instruction with Olaf Triebel and Nobu Mochimaru. She currently performs her contortion and aerial acts around the U.S. with numerous circus entertainment companies including Phoenix Entertainment, Cirque Central, High Caliber Entertainment, and ImaginAerial. She has also toured internationally with Short Round Productions. Clients include companies such as MTV, Spotify, and Footlocker to name a few. She can also be seen performing at Duane Park, one of NYC’s premier burlesque supper clubs, and The Box NYC. Allison currently teaches as well as freelances as a professional dancer, choreographer, and acrobat.

What she offers at Aerial Arts NYC: Contortion & Handstand Classes/Privates.

What Students Say About Allison Schieler

Allison is a phenomenal instructor. She does a wonderful job of pushing you out of your comfort zone while making sure you’re not doing anything your body can’t handle. If you are vocal about your limits, she listens. I have seen tremendous improvement from taking her class in both strength and flexibility. She always takes requests for specific stretches at the beginning of class, and is equally welcoming to complete contortion novices, experienced aerialists, and everyone in between.

Sarah Steinhorn

Allison is my favourite flex instructor - her humorous and reassuring teaching manner makes everyone, regardless of your level, feel supported and encouraged to work hard towards your goals. Her hands-on approach to spotting and adjustment is so perfect that I am consistently surprised with how much my body is capable of, and the many modifications she provides means I’ve never felt pressured to push myself beyond my limits unsafely.

Yin Ting Lau