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Instructor Biography

 Karen A. Fuhrman has her M.A. from NYU. Performing for Pilobolus, the Oscars, Ellen Degeneres, Good Morning America, Conan O’ Brian, Cavalia, De La Guarda, MOMIX, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, Cavalia, and more. Grounded Aerial has performed for Microsoft's worldwide launch, Limelight club, Company (Barcelona), Bidvest International (South Africa), Guatemala City World Cup, Skirball Theater (NYC), Baila! (Guatemala City), Spiderman release party, Usher, Hammerstein Ballroom, the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia,) the ESPN awards, the Lincoln Center, America’s Got Talent, Beach House music video, Studio 54, Lagos Nigeria, Sleep No More, Off Broadway show Red Flamboyant, NBC’s “I Can Do That” and Broadway musical, Matilda. She conceptualized many evening-length aerial shows, from performing on the side of a 22-strory building (Rochester Fringe) and numerous Off-Broadway shows.  Grounded holds countless aerial bungee certification workshops (GA®BT™) and classes around the world. In 2018 they completed a world-tour of 10 countries. She is also an adjunct modern and jazz dance professor at De Sales University. Most recently her choreography premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in ​NYC.​

Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training
with Grounded Aerial


Saturday & Sunday, March, 23-24 2019


Cost: $850 

Our comprehensive bungee certification program empowers those who complete it by delivering professional artistic instruction from the innovative cutting edge of aerial art (backed by world-renown Grounded Aerial®).


Certification and licensing includes:

  • Harness safety instruction

  • Bungee safety and rigging instruction

  • Working relationship with our bungee manufacturer who can customize to your studio’s dimensions and needs

  • History lesson of aerial dance

  • Class themes, choreography and repertoire

  • Over 40 phrases (terms) and ways to move

  • Front-point and back-point work establishing full frontal and dorsal work out

  • Holistic training approach incorporating Mind, Body, and Spirit into the educational process

  • Lessons on how to apply aerial concepts to life and art

  • Insights into the “business of aerial work”

  • Information on posture benefits

  • Adaptive exercise modifications

  • Corrective techniques using hands-on adjustments Class structure and formatting

  • Lessons plans for beginning, intermediate, and advanced aerialists

  • Pedagogy of creative and fitness development that has been honed over the last 20 years

  • Promotional support through Grounded Aerial® Continued support and assistance

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For more information contact: 

Karen A. Fuhrman at (917)447-6285