Act Creation & Artistry Retreat

March 8-15, 2020

Calling ALL Aerialists & Acrobats who are ready to make an act and explore the creative process!

a WEEK in beautiful Mexico in this Act Creation & Artistry Retreat with world class teacher, Kerri Kresinski, new friends, the beach, delicious food, and loads of fun!

This retreat is back to back with our Mixed Apparatus Skills Retreat – Aerial in Paradise.  Sign up for both and save 10%.    

Our focus for this retreat is Act Creation & Artistry!  Spend a week diving into your true artistry and create an act.  World class teacher, Kerri Kresinski, will teach you how to transform your aerial or ground skills into an act that is unique to your own personal expression.  Learn how to make the same tricks look different, unpredictable, and dynamic.    In our artistry classes, we will work on choreography, transitions, musicality, character, emotion, connection to your audience and your apparatus, impulse, dynamics, personal style, and refinement.  There will be time each day for skill sharing and open exploration as well as beach adventures to stimulate the creative process. 

We can accommodate various aerial and ground apparatuses.  

This retreat is designed for people who are working towards performing (professionally or just for fun), and is targeted at aerialists and acrobats who want to be challenged outside of the typical class structure.  There will be 2 classes daily.  Artistry/technique will focus on style, musicality, transitions, trick molding, choreography and performance.  Artistry/self-expression will focus on emotional connection, dynamics, character, and connecting with your audience, yourself and your apparatus.  Other training may include flexibility, skill share, and refinement. 

Leave your linear training at home, and find your artistry here.

Kerri creates a safe, sacred space in which you as an aerialist can create. She has a fun, warm spirit, with a playful master of her craft. I literally feel that this workshop changed my life and released some artistic blocks.
Kerri’s personality and teaching expertise made it all very natural, and enjoyable. There are teachers that stick with you all your life and that you hope to cross paths with again. Kerri Kresinski is one of these people.

Sarah Webb Boston, Massachusetts 2017

Prerequisite for Act Creation:  

  • All levels welcome!  You must be able to safely and easily execute a handful of tricks/moves before you arrive and be able to move on your apparatus for 3-5 minutes.  Basic moves are welcome as long as you can do them easily. Ground apparatuses are also welcome. 

Sample of daily schedule  

(choose as many or few classes/activities as you like)
8-9:30am  Coffee, Tea and Breakfast
10am-1pm  Artistry Workshop 1
1pm   Lunch
1:30-4pm    Pool-time, lounging, relaxing
4-6pm    Artistry Workshop 2 or open practice
6:30-7pm  Beach Play and Sunset
7pm   Dinner
8-10pm  Artistry Workshop 3 (on days we have open practice in the afternoon)

We will also have time to relax, explore the local beaches, have adventures, and release baby turtles into the sea!


“Kerri’s Aerial Artistry Retreat gave me more than I could’ve imagined.  We challenged our bodies, mind, and our spirit…allowing you to enter a deeper part of yourself, one that you usually avoid facing. It taught me how to connect with the audience, how to express myself in my movements and how to tell a story through my work.
Such an adventure, an awakening experience I will hold close to me forever.
Kerri, you have a huge heart and a beautifully creative mind. Your process was genius.

Josephine Reyes, Miami, FL 2016

Classes/Skills include
Choreography/Sequencing
Transitions
Musicality
Performance Skills
Character & Story
Dynamic
Personal Expression – Discover the Artist within YOU
Flow of act
Connection with the Audience

You will learn how to build an effective, strong aerial act from start to finish.

Space is limited.   Sign up now!


About your teacher
Kerri has been performing and teaching acrobatics, yoga, dance, and aerial arts for over 15 years throughout the world. Her life’s work, as an artist and a leader, has been to develop and deepen her study of the body—physically, emotionally and spiritually.  She studied dance and theater starting at age 3, and continued her studies for over 30 years.  She has learned that anything is possible with patience, discipline and a positive attitude.  Kerri expresses her passion and spirit through movement, and feels that the body is the gateway to the higher powers for healing, transformation and expression.  She is truly a unique performer, engaging, thrilling, and moving audiences with her skills, style, and heart.
Kerri’s gift in teaching and performing is to merge the work of the artist from the inside out and from the outside in.  In her eyes, there must be room for both on the creative path.

Rates for Act Creation & Artistry Retreat

Rates are listed in USD.
$500 deposit is required to secure your spot. 

Stay for 2 weeks!  Sign up for both Aerial in Paradise and Act Creation, and get $200 off your total tuition.  


RoomEarly Bird Price until October 1, 2019Full Price
Dorm (2-4 people)$1800$2100
Single Occupancy w shared bathroom$2000$2300
Single Occupancy w private bathroom$2100$2400

Rates refer to cost of one person’s tuition. Couples must sign up together.

Prices for Act Creation & Artistry Retreat include:

  • Ground transportation to/from the Puerto Escondido Airport (PXM) to our accommodations*
  • Accommodations for the duration of the retreat
  • Daily meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, & snacks/smoothies!
  • 1 Dinner out at our favorite local restaurant
  • 2 Daily classes (6 hours total/day)
  • 2 Photo shoots – Beach and Aerial
  • Evening Activities
  • Day trip to a local beach, turtle release, dinner out, and night market!
  • 24 hour use of Swimming Pool, wi-fi, and Community Space
  • End of the week Party / Performance
  • Impromptu dance parties, pool parties, sunset cocktails (21+), and hanging out with new friends.
  • Homemade chocolates, popsicles, and other treats

Extra Excursions:

  • Evening trip to Bioluminescence Lagoon
  • Zipline and Waterfall Adventure
  • Dolphin Boat Ride
  • Surfing

Act Creation & Artistry Retreat is limited to 6 participants.

For information about booking your travel to Puerto Escondido, click here.


Kerri’s aerial artistry workshop was soooooo rewarding! Kerri creates a welcoming, encouraging environment just by being herself, and in turn I was able to let myself be more free, more silly, more open, more EVERYTHING.  Just MORE.  

Angela Jackson – Halifax, NS.  2017

Links for more information

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*Food service begins with a snack and dinner on March 8, and ends with breakfast on March 15, 2020.   There is one day during the retreat where guests are on their own for lunch.  All other meals and smoothies are provided.  The food is amazing!
** Your taxi to/from the PXM airport is included if you arrive/depart on designated days.  Arrive on March 8 and depart on March 15, 2020.    Click here for info about getting to Puerto Escondido.

Cancellation Policy: No Refunds.  No exceptions. Cancel more than 60 days before 1st day of retreat:  60% of your payment can transfer toward a future Sweet Retreat. Cancel  30-60 days before the 1st day of retreat:  40% of your payment can transfer toward a future Sweet Retreat. Cancel up to 30 days before the 1st day of the retreat:  20% of your payment can transfer toward a future Sweet Retreat. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable.