About Owner & Teacher , Val Russell.

Val has spent more than 20 years teaching Pilates, yoga, and aerial arts. An acclaimed circus-arts performer herself, she also owns and manages Valeria’s Wings, a circus-arts event production company.

Before relocating to Austin in 2015, Val owned and operated PUSH Pilates, Midtown Memphis’s first Pilates studio. She was certified in San Francisco at the Ellie Herman Studio and went on to study rehabilitative Pilates with Liz Roman. Her two certifications in yoga, from Cindi Lee’s Om Yoga and Richard Freemans’ Ashtanga Teacher Intensive, have further informed her multi-disciplinary approach to fitness.

A founder of Memphis Aerial Arts, Val enjoys teaching students a novel way to get in shape while having fun through classes and private lessons on silks (tissu), hoop (lyra), rope (Spanish web), and static trapeze. Please contact Val directly to talk about circus-arts learning opportunities in Austin.

With a BFA from the University of Colorado and an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, Val is a rare combination of skilled teacher, talented performer, and successful business owner and producer. She currently offers customized private lessons in Pilates for students in the Austin area. Through her production company, Valeria’s Wings, she produces magical shows that may feature contortion, hip-hop, juggling, fire dance, aerial performance, clown, stilts, and even roller-skating. View Video and Images