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On its third year, the Orange County Aerial Arts together with Circo Etereo Entertainment will be gracing the stage at the Orange County Fairground.  This  daytime family oriented event, OC Fair’s IMAGINOLOGY is our student’s performance training platform comprising of kids and adults alike on multiple aerial acts. The schedule shall be as follows: Saturday …

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Mallakhamb State Federation

The Mallakhamb Federation USA has accepted the Ruby Karen Project as a member of MF-USA and voted the same as California’s state representative. Classes in Rope Mallakhamb are now offered at the Ruby Karen Project Aerial Performing Arts, both in Costa Mesa and Los Angeles.   Please check our schedule for these classes.

International Education Exchange

Mumbai, India: Jan. 21, 2016 Directors, Ruby Karen and Luca Cecchini visited India to learn it’s prominent sport,  Mallakhamb Art (Rope and Pole) from the master guru, Uday Deshpande at Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir.  On the same token, the Ruby Karen Project’s educational flagship – the International Aerial Teacher’s Certification Course (IATTP) was passed on …

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2015 Manila and Bangkok Aerial Consultancy Education

From September through October, 2015,  RKP/ OCAA founding directors, Ruby Karen and Luca Cecchini traveled to Manila to conduct several workshops, certification course and aerial technical consultancy.  Although repeated visits for the last few years, each event at various organizations, are unique, just like Year 2015. The inaugural aerial audition by Ballet Manila to augment …

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Featuring Maddie Seay

Special Press Article – December 17,  2015: 2013 WCAAF:  Two 1st Place Winnings Maddie Seay started her aerial training, the summer of 2012 at the age of 10 under the tutelage of Ruby Karen and Luca Cecchini, the school of the Ruby Karen Project Aerial Dance Performing Arts School.  She then joined the apprenticeship program, …

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Our Very Own Students @ the West Coast Aerial Arts Festival 2015

CONGRATULATIONS to  our apprentices, ORANGE COUNTY AERIAL ARTS team for garnering 9 trophies and medals including five (5) 1st Place winners (out of 10 categories. 1st Place: Tissu 7-12 Amateur:  Jenna Ali (RKP/ OCAA) 1st Place: Tissu 13-17 Amateur:  Maddie Seay (RKP/ OCAA 1st Place: Lyra/ Trapeze 7-12 Amateur: Vivianna Amado (RKP/ OCAA) 1st Place: …

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Proud Sponsor of the 3rd West Coast Aerial Arts Festival

The Ruby Karen Project, Circo Etereo and Aerial Dance Theater are the main sponsors of the upcoming 3RD WEST COAST AERIAL ARTS FESTIVAL November 13 – 15, 2015 This is the only festival of its kind that brings together aerialists from coast to coast, and from around the globe, ranging in age from 7 to …

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Orange County Aerial Arts at the American Youth Circus Festival

Our OCAA apprentices appeared at the AYCO by storm. Watch their performance – August 20, 2015 at Portland, Maine Press Report:  July 21, 2015 The American Youth Circus Festival will be held at the Circus Conservatory of America in Portland, Maine from August 19–23rd! Every two years, hundreds of circus youth and circus coaches gather from …

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Featured Circus Professional: MASTER LU YI

Published:  November 27, 2014   Master Trainer Lu Yi brings more than 50 years of experience to Circus Center. For 33 years he was associated with China’s celebrated Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe, first as a star performer then as its Director. He was also Vice President of the Chinese Acrobats Association. During his long tenure with …

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AERIAL DANCE THEATER – Home to the Ruby Karen Project / Orange County Aerial Arts

Here are pictures of our Grand Opening Party AERIAL DANCE THEATER 3001 Red Hill Avenue, Bldg. 1-107, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (Entrance from KALMUS)   Aerial Dance Theater (ADT) is a performing arts venue that hosts classes, events, showcases/ performances, rehearsals, parties, and other functions.  It is the new headquarters of the RUBY KAREN PROJECT, …

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