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Jody Ryker

Jody Ryker : Featured Artist

Jody Ryker’s passion for circus arts has established her as one of this area’s most active educators of acrobatic pole dance. As a performer, Ryker conveys feeling and technical precision in her mesmerizing and challenging craft. As an instructor, she passes on her knowledge about flexibility, conditioning, and creativity to students of all levels. Ryker has been training […]

Rose Calucchia Smooth

Rose Calucchia : Featured Artist

Santa Cruz is filled with inspiring people changing the way we think about form, focus, and artistry. In the spotlight is Rose Calucchia, a professional trainer, teacher, and performer bringing innovation, collaboration, and fun to the local fitness and circus arts community. Calucchia’s approach to movement combines two worlds – training and acrobatics. Originally from […]

Nigel Armstrong, the Santa Cruz Symphony's new Concertmaster.

Nigel Armstrong: Santa Cruz Symphony’s Concertmaster

On October 22nd, the community was officially introduced to the Santa Cruz Symphony’s new Concertmaster, Nigel Armstrong, in an evening performance at Cabrillo College’s Samper Recital Hall. Accompanied by guest artist Elizabeth Dorman on piano, and the Symphony’s Music Director Daniel Stewart on viola, Armstrong’s dynamic presentation as a solo violinist defines why the Santa […]