Fenella demonstrating Russian Splits on Aerial Hoop
Fenella demonstrating Russian Splits on Aerial Hoop

Fenella was an artistic gymnast when she was younger, competing at county level. She left her gymnastics journey at the age of 13. Fenella discovered aerial acrobatics when she was 28 and trained at Paradise Fitness in Fareham (now closed).

Personal development and training

  • Angela Hawkes at Paradise Fitness: aerial hoop, pole and silks
  • Michael McWilliam at Aerial Dance Days: Silks
  • Kate Czepulkowski "Bendy Kate": hand balancing and contortion
  • Hannah Finn: Contortion
  • Akasha Dryden and Carrinan Binjj “Airetiko”: Silks, rope, double point hoop, trapeze
  • Tori McGrory: Silks
  • Gemma Rix: Advanced aerial hoop and contortion
  • Manchester Aerial Arts Convention: Trapeze, acrobatics, aerial hoop, silks, rope, dance
  • Top Banana Circus: Trapeze and tight-wire


  • International Pole and Aerial Tournament: intermediate aerial hoop category 2016
  • Circesque - Essex
  • Gabefest - Southampton
  • Gothic Circus - Isle of Wight

Instructor training

  • Introduction to teaching aerials (trapeze and silks) with Nimble Arts (New England Center for Circus Arts)
  • Spin City instructor training (foundation level silks, sling/hammock, human anatomy, strength and conditioning, flexibility)
  • Flying Fantastic teacher training - aerial foundations (trapeze, hoop, hammock and silks)
  • Top Banana circus ground skills (juggling, plate spinning, tight-wire walking, stilts, flower sticks and acrobatics)
  • X-pert teaching pole and aerial to children (pole, silks, hammock, aerial hoop)

Fenella gave up her career as a pharmacist in April 2018 to open Luna Acrobatics and Aerial Arts.