Jason is an Aerial Instructor as well as a Circus and Cabaret performer and has been working in the New York City Nightlife scene since 2009 as a regular performer at venues like Galapagos Art Space, The Slipper Room, The Bridges and Coney Island, among others.
His passion for circus began in 2007 after he became a Flying Trapeze Instructor at Trapeze School New York where he brought a fun, yet intense approach to teaching, perfecting skills and adapting the techniques he learned from his own experiences training as an Acrobatic Gymnast since the age of 7. Jason has been a part of Aerial Arts NYC since 2012, a circus school based in Manhattan where he teaches Aerial Rope, Hammock and Static Trapeze classes. He also joined the Circus Warehouse team in 2015 as their Aerial Rope instructor.
In the Fall of 2012 Jason joined forces with Burlesque and Aerial sensation Harvest Moon, they perform a Double Trapeze routine and go by the name of AeroTrapeze. Their act was described as “a must-see!” by BurlesqueBeat.com after their performance in The New York Burlesque Festival in 2013 and received great reviews at the Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas in 2015.
Jason has also produced shows like “The Waterfront Follies”, “Bawdville!”, “DELIRIO” and is co-producer of “Boys Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue” where they’ve headlined for Atlantis Cruises and have a monthly residency at The Slipper Room NYC.
He has also performed at the legendary Moisture Festival in Seattle, WA, The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, NV and has worked for prestigious companies like Sublime Boudoir.
What he offers at Aerial Arts NYC: Partner/Group Acrobatics and Balance Classes/Privates, Beginner Level Trapeze Classes/Privates, & Rope Privates/Classes.
What Students Say About Jason Mejias
I’ve been training with Jason for 3 years and his trapeze class is amazing. He manages to tailor the lesson to accommodate both advanced and beginner students so there is something for everyone. He will challenge you to work harder and you will better for it.Maya Shah
I took my first Rope class with Jason a couple of years ago and was hooked. He's a laid back instructor with a huge repertoire of aerial skills and tricks - and a performer's eye for artistry. He's challenging, he's funny, and he's great with students at every skill level.Jon Rhodes