Jan Manke was a hyperactive child absorbing all types of artistic influences. Those combined with his love for movement and pushing the limits of physicality brought him – at 20 years old – to join the three year stage acrobatics programm at “Die Etage” – School for the Performing Arts in his home town Berlin.
After 5 years of daily training he started working as an aerial acrobat and hand balancer. Further studies brought him to live and train with circus arts masters in Barcelona, Paris and Montreal.
Now, 13 years later, Jan works as a coach and performer in New York and is excited to join the AANYC team.
What he offers at Aerial Arts NYC: Handstand & Straps Classes/Privates.