Meet the Aerial Southampton Team
Tori McGrory - Director, Aerialist, Instructor & Dancer
Tori runs her own Aerial school in Southampton and teaches Aerial Skills at the University of Winchester as part of their Street Arts Degree.
Tori began her career as a performance artist after graduating from the University of Winchester in 2006 where she studied Choreography and Dance. From 2006-2011 she went on to teach and dance with Ignite Dance Company, Vortex Dance Theatre and Companhia de Dança do Norte, performing in theatres both in the UK and mainland Europe
Subsequently, Tori went on to train in Aerial Arts, including Aerial Silks, Rope and Hoop. She has trained in Thailand with Gunnar Field and in Miami with Rainbow Circus. In 2014 she took part in a professional course at the London based Gravity Circus Centre run by the renowned Leo Headmen and Yam Doyev.
Tori has since gone on to perform in London at Jackson's Lane theatre and Glastonbury Festival 2014 with Leo and Yam's company.
Mim - Aerialist & Instructor
Coming from the Southern Hemisphere, Mim started aerial circus training in London in 2011.
She has a dance background and has performed in this realm all over the world until realising she preferred to be more off the ground than on it.
She completed her professional aerial training at Gravity Circus Centre in 2014, after which she has gone on to both perform and teach aerial in multiple disciplines including the chain.
Catriona - Director/Instructor
Catriona runs the Aerial school with Tori, joining the Aerial Southampton team in April 2014.
Catriona went on to train in Aerial Silks, Hoop and Rope. She now teaches Aerial Arts sessions and courses. She has performed and instructed for numerous private functions including our 'A Night of Elevation' Cabaret showcases,
Catherine - Aerialist & Instructor
Catherine graduated from the University of Winchester in 2016 where she studied BA (HONS) in Street Arts where she focused heavily on aerial arts and movement.
Catherine is the co- founder of 'Sunken Circus' who are an almost identical duo specialising in outdoor arts including aerial silks, circus, fire, stilts, and character walkabout at festivals and corporate events all over the UK. Her European work consists of being a member of EFETSA in which she has performed in Austria and Slovenia.
Catherine has been under going an aerial apprenticeship with Aerial Southampton from last year and now teaches classes on a regular basis.
Phoebe - Aerialist & Instructor
Phoebe Hoyle is a graduate on the Street Arts BA (Hons) at Winchester University where her passion for aerial silks, physical theatre and circus skills has blossomed.
She is co-founder of the company Sunken Circus an almost identical duo specialising in outdoor arts and circus, where they perform at many events around the UK including; festivals, weddings, corporate events, community/charity events and children's parties.
After training on a apprenticeship with Tori from Aerial Southampton she now teaches aerial silks within the company. She has performed aerial silks at; A Night of Elevation, The Art of Play, Twisted Cabaret and Pioneers in the Sky which is part of Salisbury International Arts Festival.