Dakota has been involved in the circus world for over 30 years. She has performed around the world as an aerialist at circus shows, corporate events, theatrical productions, art museums and galleries, film, nightclubs and with international music acts. She is a seasoned performer of multiple aerial acts- solo, double, and group, as well as partner acrobatics. Dakota has been coaching aspiring aerialists of all ages since the late 1990’s. As a coach, she has created acts, choreographed and coached aerialists across the United States and abroad. She was mentored and trained in coaching technique, spotting, aerial curriculum development, and skills progression by Sandrine DePlanque. Dakota has trained in rigging and safety for aerialists with Jonathan Deull. Dakota is a Kane School certified Pilates instructor. She brings a strong knowledge of anatomy and biomechanics to her coaching style. Dakota had the honor of a work study position at FAMI (Functional Anatomy for Movement and Injuries) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She has returned twice to receive deeper training in rehab of the spine and shoulder.