So who is this aerial and fashion design duo who hang from ceilings around the world!? They are the owners of Womack and Bowman – The Loft in the NoHo Arts District
Oh how the NoHo Arts District dot Com team loves to introduce readers to new North Hollywood businesses and especially those that are about dance and movement. After all, like we always say, the NoHo arts community is only as fabulous as its people. We’d like to introduce you to a “fly” studio, Womack and Bowman – The Loft.
Womack and Bowman are a dynamic performance duo that fuse breathtaking aerial acts with contemporary dance, ground acrobatics, multi-media and fashion. Creators of the innovative BurnFree work out Onesie’s, a line of Aerial inspired work out clothing, this non-stop globe trotting power couple are leaders in the field of aerial performance, education and fashion! Based out of the NoHo Arts District the duo regularly tour the country as guest artists for opera and ballet companies, symphony orchestras, dance festivals and contemporary circus companies. They have appeared in numerous films and commercials and in television shows and print campaigns.
They’ve set up shop in NoHo and opened the LOFT.
Tell us about the LOFT and what classes/services you provide.
Womack and Bowman – The Loft is a Boutique Aerial and Performing Arts studio as well as retail store. We offer a wide variety of classes such as Aerial Silks, Aerial Rope, Dance Trapeze, Contortion and Flexibility, Aerial Fitness and Acting. We also provide discounted studio rental to Advanced/professional Aerialists and Dancers who need a safe and private space to create new work
Why did you choose the NoHo Arts District?
We love NoHo! This community is such a hub of artistry, there is always something going on here and most of our students live in the area and are dancers, actors and singers looking to cross train and branch out!
Why did you start your clothing line and what sets it apart?
We started our clothing line because we were unsatisfied with the limited availability of functional work out attire for Aerial training. Our line of BurnFree workout Onesie’s are designed to protect the Aerialists skin during training, while being fashionable enough to wear on the street and to the coffee shop!
What advice would you give to aspiring dancers/aerialists?
Don’t give up! It may seem like a cliche but it’s the truth! Go to every audition, take every class you can! Its not about being the best, its about continuing to improve yourself and find your niche. Find something that is unique to you, maybe its your flexibility? Maybe your strength? Your ability to interpret music? Whatever it is, find it and mine the depths of that uniqueness, it is like gold, this will be your calling card, this will be what you are known for! Just watch as the work starts flowing in!
Anything new coming up you’d like to tell our NoHo neighborhood?
We have an awesome Summer Sale at The Loft this week! When you buy one month of unlimited classes at The Loft you get one FREE!! That’s two months of Aerial Silks, Rope, Dance Trapeze, Aerial Fitness, Contortion, Acting and Yoga for the price of one! Save $400! More information is on our website www.womackandbowman.com Sale expires June 23rd and is good for two months from purchase date.
Get to know this dynamic duo more…
Rachel began her career as a ballet dancer in Australia working with Opera Australia Ballet Company and the Australian Ballet. She trained as an aerialist at the National Institute of Circus Arts in Melbourne and has travelled the world working as a dancer and aerialist performing in Europe, China, Japan and the USA. Rachel has performed her own choreography as a solo aerialist for Cirque Du Soleil, and Disney (Japan) and for special events for Michael Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor. As a choreographer her work can be seen in numerous music videos for artists including Snoop Dogg, in television on shows such as My Fair Wedding, in the film Powder Blue Starring Jessica Biel and Patrick Swayze and in Plays, Opera’s, Musical Theatre productions and Symphony Orchestra’s throughout the country.
Brett began his performance career at an early age in San Francisco. He received his training in aerial, acrobatics and dance from the Circus Center, Acrosports, and the San Francisco Ballet. Brett has performed his own choreography as a solo aerialist for companies such as Cirque Dreams, Luminario Ballet, and Troupe Vertigo. His work has been termed, “stunning to behold,” by San Francisco Weekly and he was the Winner of the Judges Award and the Audience Award for Best Aerial Act at the 4th Annual American Circus Festival in 2006. He has traveled the world performing all over the US, Korea, Canada and Europe, and has shared the stage with such artists as Velvet Revolver, Wyclef Jean, Paul Oakenfold, Alkaline Trio, and The Dresden Dolls as well as performed live on NBC’s The Voice and worked extensively with American Horror Story as ‘the Rubberman’.
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