As an aerialist moving from another state and searching for a new studio, I was worried I wouldn't find one I'd fit into. I found SOUL online and decided to give their level 2 lyra class a go. My last studio was like a family so I was worried I wouldn't find that again but I luckily was proven wrong. From the get go I was greeted with a smile and a short tour. Ryan, the instructor made a point to meet me as soon as she walked in. All the students were so welcoming and kind and I felt instantly part of the group. On top of the vibe, the place is clean and has plenty of equipment. It is a really neat place and I can't wait to go back.
A Richmond native, Flynn is a classically trained dancer, teacher, choreographer, actress, singer and pianist. Flynn's passion for the cirque & performing arts and making these accessible to everyone has been her driving force in opening SOUL. Flynn teaches all ages and has been teaching and inspiring all of her students for over 25 years. When she is not in the studio teaching or working to make SOUL the best studio around, she is a mom of 2 amazing children.
Flynn's career has been full of teaching and performing. In addition to performing on stages in Amsterdam, Las Vegas and New York City, her roots are deep in RVA. Locally, Flynn has taught as an Adjunct Faculty member at VCU, Lead Dance Teacher for Henrico County Public School's Specialty Center for the Arts, Adjudicator for the Governor's School for the Visual and Performing Arts and the Appomattox Regional Governor's School, serving on the Board of Directors for the Southside Virginia Council for the Arts and working with children from ages 5-17 as the dance and music director at two prominent children's theaters in The Washington DC metro area. She has competed and placed First in both the Championship and Dramatic Level II Seniors Divisions at the Atlantic Pole Championships as well as in the National Pole and Aerial Championships.
She has received numerous awards, including receiving two awards from the Virginia Governor's School for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Youth. She holds a BFA in Dance from George Mason University. She welcomes everyone who walks in the doors at SOUL with open arms.