Madeline Hoak

Madeline Hoak is a NYC based circus performer, dancer and teaching artist. She holds BAs in Dance and Theater from Muhlenberg College where she now teaches Aerial Acrobatics and Circus History.

Madeline performs locally and internationally with the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Kinesis Project, Helium Productions, Grounded Aerial, Catapult Entertainment, The Muse and Cirque-tacular. Her own choreography has been presented at Dixon Place, Circus Warehouse, BAX, Abron Arts Center, Times Square, The Flea, STREB, Galapagos, and The Muse.

Madeline also teaches and performs duo aerial and acrobatics for theatrical and corporate events with her partner Sam Stage as Hoak & Stage. Some highlights have been working with Google, the French Acrobatic Convention, Cirque-tacular, and Improv Everywhere.

What she offers at Aerial Arts NYC: Silk, Rope, and Trapeze classes/privates.

Photo by Rachael Shane

What Students Say About Madeline Hoak

I have taken aerial lessons with several other teachers, and have found Madeline to be the best at breaking skills down into their individual components. I've felt safer in her classes than with any other teacher. She's also listens to students and what they want to learn. She then carefully crafts lessons around their strengths and interests. Her patience and good humor are the icing on the cake!

Renate Lunn