The Actors Gymnasium 
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Master Workshop on Aerial Straps Offered
EVANSTON, IL - Due to a notable level of interest, The Actors Gymnasium (AG) will offer a master workshop on aerial straps taught by Javen Ulambayar in June. 


Ulambayar graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012 with a Kinesiology degree and an emphasis on clinical movement and science. During his high school and college years, he attended the circus school Circus Juventas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where he attained his skills in a variety of performing acts. His performances while in circus school included tumbling, teeterboard, jump rope, Chinese Pole, acro and Russian Bar. He specializes in aerial straps. 

The straps workshop will focus on incorporating movements and techniques that develop strength, flexibility and endurance. Many moves are similar in nature to those seen on Men's gymnastic rings, though the pliable nature of straps allow for more moves than the rigid rings. Due to the advanced nature of the apparatus, previous aerial experience is required to take part.


The two hour workshop will take place on June 29 for students ages 16 and older. For more information and to enroll in the workshop, click here.

The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is owned by the City of Evanston and home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months. 


Actors Gymnasium classes are taught in a 3,000 sq/ft gymnasium space that features a 1,600 sq/ft sprung floor and a fully rigged 17 foot ceiling. All aerial equipment such as the aerial hoop, Spanish Web, aerial silks, static trapeze and more are provided, as well as the equipment for ground skills such as unicycling, juggling, tight wire and gymnastics. 


The Actors Gymnasium [an Illinois Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) corporation] is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults;produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities for our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively.  For more information, visit