Instructors at CircStudios are dedicated to offering the best service and experiences to all of it's clientel. Our goal is to make your mind enhance and your body awaken..

Karlie Jayne Tan

Karlie completed a Diploma in Dance (elite performance) majoring in commercial, contemporary and ballet at the Lee Academy in 2014.  After completing her diploma she landed a role with Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey.  Besides working as Solo aerialist she also was involved in the Ringling Bros Motorcycle Highwire act.  In 2016 she returned to the Sunshine Coast and joined the team at CircStudios.  She teaches Aerial Hoop also known as Lyra and is a Certified AntiGravity Instructor in Fundamentals 1 & 2, Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 and AIRbarre.


Nicole Budden

Nicole studied acrobatics and dance for 9 years at Ignite Dance Studio in Bundaberg.  She received Honours and Distinctions in all RAD and CSTD examinations and won numerous awards and trophies in many Dance Competitions all over Queensland.  Nicole has been teaching acrobatics and dance for the past 6 years on the Sunshine Coast whilst she completed her Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies with the Royal Academy of Dance to become a Registered RAD teacher.  Nicole is also a Certified AntiGravity Instructor in Fundamentals 1 & 2, Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 and AIRbarre.  

Eleisha Osborne

Eleisha has a passion for Aerial Arts and teaches Silks and AntiGravity Fitness classes at CircStudios and Just Acrobatics.  She is a qualified AntiGravity Fitness Instructor in Fundamentals 1 & 2, Aerial Yoga 1 & 2 and AntiGravity Kids.  Eleisha is currently perusing study in sport and exercise science.  She loves the expression and outlet that the performing arts provide.

Darren Smith

Darren has worked Cirque du Soleil’s blockbuster ‘KA’ at the MGM Grand Casino, Las Vegas, danced in the musical ‘Cats’ in 9 different countries and worked on the original production of ‘Miss Saigon’ in Holland. He is a qualified Pilates Instructor and a certified AntiGravity Instructor in Fundamentals 1 & 2, Aerial Yoga 1 & 2, Pilates, Suspension Fitness 1 & 2, AIRbarre and AntiGravity Kids and has worked with many of the world’s best Acrobats. Darren trained as a dancer growing up and is competent in all facets of dance. He has also competed Nationally in Sports Acrobatics and holds Tumbling and Partnering titles.

Kristy-Lee Crane

Kristy-Lee is a fully qualified STOTT Pilates instructor,  a professional contortionist, dancer and aerialist and has competed in dance and sports acrobatics at a national level and went on to perform internationally in stage shows, television commercials and specialty performances for the likes of Gwen Stefani, Brittany Spears, Toni Braxton and Stone Temple Pilots.  Kristy-Lee is a certified AntiGravity Instructor in Fundamentals 1 & 2. Her passion is fitness and her class is fierce...


Carolyn Hayler-Smith

Carolyn spent time training in Hospitality and Venue Management in her earlier years. She is a true people person and loves seeing the students and coaching team working together to achieve their personal best. She is our go to lady for all facets of the company and deals with everything from general inquiries through to accounts and invoicing.