ESTA invites kids and adults ages five and up to come develop their Flying Trapeze skills. Single classes are open level for beginner 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! For more experienced flyers, the España-STREB Trapeze Academy allows students to work more intensively on specific tricks to master the ones they know, and learn the ones they dream of doing! Our team of instructors can help students achieve class goals by giving them tips and techniques to improve their form and personal style. The instructors have varied backgrounds but all are focused on safety and ensuring the students have a great experience.

ADULT Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Sunday
6:30 – 8:30pm
Flying Trapeze

(Open Level, 5+)
4:00 – 6:0pm
Flying Trapeze

(Kids Open Level, 5+)
6:30 – 8:30pm
Flying Trapeze

(Open Level, 5+)
9:45 – 11:00am
PopAction Technique
(Open Level)
12:00pm – 2:00pm 
Flying Trapeze
(Open Level, 5+)
6:30 – 7:45pm
Acrobatics for PopAction
(Open Level)
6:00 – 7:30pm
Flying Trapeze

(Intermediate Level, 15+)
7:15 – 8:45pm
PopAction Technique
(Open Level)
7:15 – 8:30pm
PopAction Bungee
(Open Level)

Note: All Tuesday/Thursday and Wednesday PopAction classes will go on hiatus July 11th – August 12th to accommodate company rehearsal.
Company rehearsals are free and open to the public. Email if you’d like to attend.

Be sure to select the date you want to attend the class by clicking “Adult Classes” when booking! Classes are subject to a 4 person minimum.

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Open Level, 5+ years old
Catching is part of this class
10 person maximum

Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Kids Open Level, 5+ years old
Catching is part of this class
10 person maximum

Tuesdays, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Intermediate Level, 15+ (must have taken 3 classes to enroll)
Catching is part of this class
7 person maximum

Sample Kid FLY Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
4:00 – 6:00pm
Monday Team
4:00 – 6:00pm
Tuesday Team
4:00 – 5:00pm
Kid Fly
(6-8 yrs)
4:00 – 5:00pm
Kid Fly
(6 – 8yrs)
Advanced Fly Team
Kid Fly
(9+ yrs)
Kid Fly
(9+ yrs)

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,” 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.

The STREB-España collaboration began in 1998 when Elizabeth Streb joined forces with Noe and Ivan España 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 entrée 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


This June, the España-STREB Trapeze Academy will offer an Adult Flying Trapeze Intensive, featuring four sessions of advanced training focused on flying tricks and skills, catching and returning, and board skills. The intensive will culminate in a showcase, in collaboration with the Adult PopAction Intensive, on the evening of June 30 at 7:30 pm.

More more information visit:

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 private and semi-private class options available.

Email for more details.

Policies and Information

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

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 – 225lbs 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.

Class times and availability are subject to change.

Workshops: Make ups must be done during your workshop period. Payment plans are available. Class cards may not be used for workshop attendance.

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

Any student under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class.


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

Trapeze Staff

Sunny Bjaanes

Kyle Breen

Gabby Cirilo

Kirby Glass

Bobby Hedglin-Taylor

Julia Karis

Fiona Lundie

Libby Martin

Ayal Prouser

Andy Rose

Mary Schindler

Claire Vercruyssen

Alyssa Yee