- Cirque’letics is a community-based educational facility where all individuals, regardless of age, skill or ability, can safely learn and develop circus and acrobatic-based skills as a means of personal growth and enrichment. We strive to contribute to the artistic community of Newfoundland and Labrador through the learning and creation of circus-based educational programs and performances.
Danielle Aubut brings over 20 years of experience in the circus and fitness industry to Cirque’letics.
She started her career as a recreational gymnastics instructor, teaching both children and teenagers. This teaching experience led her to receive her Canadian NCCP Level 1 National Coaching Certification for artistic floor gymnastics and trampoline. Later, Danielle attended the New England Center for Circus Arts (the professional program was by audition only). She went on to graduate with a specialization in aerial arts.
After graduation, Danielle set her sights on Hong Kong. She soon found herself working with Perform Crew Entertainment as both a coach and a performer. Since then, she has performed across Canada, the United States, and Asia, even making television appearances in Taiwan. She has seen success at the PPS Aerial Performance Tournament in Hong Kong, placing third in 2012 and being awarded runner-up in the professional division in 2015. In addition to performing, Danielle has trained two athletes to the competitive level and both won runner-up recognition in their respected divisions at PPS.
Recently, Danielle obtained a CanFitPro certification in personal training. Additionally, she acquired her instructor certification from École nationale de cirque (National Circus School) in Montréal. This internationally recognized certification is comprised of a one-year training program recognized by the Government of Québec as a university credit.
Outside of her fitness and circus arts experience, Danielle holds a Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and is well-versed in an array of teaching methods.
Qualifications & Certificates
♦ Professional Program, Aerial Arts Specialization — New England Center for Circus Arts
♦ Instructor Certification — École nationale de cirque (National Circus School)
♦ Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) — Memorial University of Newfoundland
♦ Trapeze Teacher Training — Taught by Elsie and Serenity Smith
♦ Personal Trainer Certification — CanFitPro
♦ Artistic Floor Gymnastics and Trampoline — NCCP Level 1 National Coaching Certification (with Level 2 Theory)
♦ CPR/First Aid Qualifications
♦ Third Place, Silk Technical Division; First Place Showmanship Award — 2012 PPS Aerial Performance Tournament, and recipient of the showmanship award for most entertaining act
♦ Runner-Up, Professional Trapeze Division — 2015 PPS Aerial Performance Tournament
♦ 18ft Aerial Truss system, the only one of it’s kind in Newfoundland
♦ Full 1250sqft Warehouse Facilities including 17ft open bay door and newly renovated interior
♦ Pulley system integrated into all aerial points
♦ 15ft inflatable tumbling track
♦ A full roster of safety equipment including our Safety Line spotting system for Aerial apparatus and Partner Acrobatics.
♦ Large selection of aerial arts equipment including: aerial hammock, aerial silks, straps, corde lisse, Spanish web, aerial cube, dance trapeze, dbl trapeze, aerial hoop, flying pole, counterweight harness and bungee dance.
♦ The back half of our studio is a fully operational static pole facility run by Polefreaks fitness.
♦ Central location close to Kelsey drive shopping center, the Avalon mall and right off the outer ring road off ramp.
♦ Lots of parking availability, large lot in the back