Have you ever wanted to fly through the air with the greatest of ease? Are you looking for a new and exciting way to get a great workout for your body, mind, and spirit?

Come experience the exhilaration of aerial movement at the España-STREB Trapeze Academy. Beginning to advanced flyers perfect their technique, learn new tricks and reach new heights. Our team of instructors can help you achieve your individual goals by giving you tips and techniques to improve your form and personal style.

Noe and Ivan España

Noe and Ivan España are the sons of a circus legacy, the fifth generation heirs to an incredible array of España circus talent and history. In the true circus tradition, they are the product of family training and development, much of it taking place in the spotlight before live audiences.

The Españas began performing as young children in their uncle’s Krony Circus in Mexico. Their talents found initial expression on the trampoline, where at an early age each had mastered the double and triple somersaults, and triple twisting somersaults. Even before their teens, they had begun practicing to join the family’s flying trapeze act, and by the end of their teens, they were accomplished stars. The rest is history, from important bookings with Circus Atayde in Mexico, at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen and at the Sydney Opera House to featured status with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, a prominent appearance in the Lear Levin-Walt Disney Pictures production “Circus,” and a Silver Clown award for their performance on the flying trapeze at the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo and the 2007 STREB Action Maverick Award. The range of their repertoire has grown to include everything from the exquisitely graceful bungee trapeze to signature performances on the giant Skywheel and in the motorcycle Globe of Death.

Now themselves at the helm of their own action entertainment company,
IN-Entertainment, Noe and Ivan have carried their fascination with presentation, style, and dangerous motion to new levels with their spectacular seventy-minute production, España Extreme, a blend of innovative, cutting edge circus, and extreme sports, with brilliant costuming, dramatic state-of-the-art apparatus, riveting contemporary music, and high-tech lighting and pyrotechnics.

The STREB-España collaboration began in 1998 when Elizabeth Streb joined forces with Noe and Ivan Espana to create new work that explores their mutual fascination with the possibilities of human flight. Since then, this relationship has taken technical experimentation and innovation to a new level. Noe and Ivan Españas’ contribution to STREB and SLAM can be seen in their custom-designed trapeze rig, the specialized hardware and rigging mechanisms they’ve invented which are at the core of many of Elizabeth’s choreographic explorations and the inspiration and entre they’ve provided into new worlds of action possibilities.

“For Noe and Ivan, taking flight is an essential element in all of their work. I have learned a great deal from them as we experimented collaboratively on works which explore the concept of vertical flight. Noe and Ivan understand, in an essential, almost instinctual way, how machinery and man can interface to push the boundaries of human physicality. It is with them, as inventors, engineers, advisors and directors, that I envision approaching a realistic way to convey lateral flight -a considerably more difficult to approach domain—on the stage.”

Elizabeth Streb

Adult Trapeze Schedule

Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Open Level Fly Class

(when kid semesters are not in session)
Open Level Fly Class
Open Level Fly Class
Open Level Fly Class
Adult Fly Workshop
Adult Fly Workshop
Open Level Fly Class
Open Level Fly Class
Open Level Fly Class
Adult Fly Workshop
Adult Fly Workshop
Open Level Fly Class


Single Classes

Trapeze Staff

Single Classes

$42 per class
$200 for a 5-Class card (good for 6 months)
$375 for a 10-Class card (good for one year)

Single classes are open level for beginning to advanced flyers. All participants are evaluated individually, and are taught at their own pace by our trained instructors. Beginners start from the ground up, learn tricks and go for catches all in the first two-hour class! Classes are subject to a 5 person minimum /10 person maximum.

Gabby Cirilo
Laura Doyle
Eric Eliacin
Joshua Flannigan
Patrick Haslet
Bobby Hedglin-Taylor
Fiona Lundie
Hanah Mozden
Ayal Prouser
David Turner
Viktor Silvanov
Kynan Welsh


$165 per each 4-week session!
Drop ins, $50 per session subject to availability
Pro-rates subject to availability

In our ongoing workshops, flyers work intensively on new tricks, mastering the ones you already know and learn the ones you dream of doing. Students strive for the ’round-trip’ and swinging without the safety mechanic. Personalized programs are created to help flyers reach their individual goals.

Workshops are subject a 5 person minimum /10 person maximum.

Please note, all make ups are to be done during your workshop period.

Current workshop schedule:
Mondays 6:30pm
Session 1 – 2/26 – 3/19
Session 2 – 3/26 – 4/16
Session 3 – 4/23 – 5/14
Session 4 – 5/21 – 6/11

Wednesdays 6:30pm
Session 1 – 2/7 – 2/28
Session 2 – 3/7 – 3/29
Session 3 – 4/4 – 4/25
Session 4 – 5/2 – 5/23

Wednesdays 8:30pm
Session 1 – 2/7 – 2/28
Session 2 – 3/7 – 3/29
Session 3 – 4/4 – 4/25
Session 4 – 5/2 – 5/23

Thursdays 8:30pm

Session 1 – 2/8 – 3/1
Session 2 – 3/8 – 3/29
Session 3 – 4/15 – 4/26
Session 4 – 5/3 – 5/24

$165/4 week session
$600 for 16 weeks


Special show at end of workshops. All workshop students encouraged to perform (participation is not mandatory). Included in the price for the show are pot luck treats, a beer, a glass of wine or a soft drink. Fly and perform for friends and family and every show includes special guest performers!
Dates and time TBD.

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Open Level (1 hour)

  • 1 student, 2 instructors, no catcher: $150
  • up to 3 students, 2 instructors, no catcher: $200
  • up to 3 students, 2 instructors, 1 catcher: $250
  • up to 5 students, 2 instructors,1 catcher: $350

No previous trapeze training required

 (1 hour)

  • 1 student, 1 instructor, 1 hour: $95
  • 1 student, 1 instructor, 1 catcher: $150
  • 1 student, 2 instructors 1 catcher: $250
  • up to 3 students, 1 instructor: $300


*Participation in Advanced Private and Semi-Private lessons requires qualification approval by the Trapeze Director.

Other length of private and semi-private class options available.

Email trapeze@streb.org for more details.

Policies and Information

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow for enough time to sign-in and change for class.

Class times and availability are subject to change.

Please wear comfortable clothing (soft, stretchy pants and a snug fitting T-shirt, or tank top). No shorts, jeans, jewelry or hairpieces should be worn. Please tie long hair back with a hair band.

  • Age limit -5 to 85 years old
  • Height limit – no taller than 6′ 2″ tall
  • Weight limit- 240lbs maximum weight

Classes can be purchased online or by calling (718) 384-6491.

All payments are non-refundable. Class reservations can be rescheduled or transferred to another individual with a minimum of 36 hours notice.

Workshops: Make ups be done during the 10 week period of registration. Payment plan available! 50% deposit and the balance is due 2 weeks into the workshop series. Class cards may not be used for workshop attendance.

Students under 18 years of age may attend Espana-STREB Trapeze Academy classes and workshops. Please print out our waiver and have a parent or guardian sign it.


For questions or more information, contact us at trapeze@streb.org or call (718) 384-6491.