Ana Poirier is an aerial artist and an instructor for Arielle Arts in East Greenwich , RI. Although Ana is originally from RI, she discovered her love for circus while attending college in Asheville, NC. There she trained and performed with Asheville Aerial Arts, a local performance company until her acceptance into the New England Center for Circus Arts intensive training program in 2011. During this ten month program, Ana focused her studies on aerial lyra, tissue and walking stilts and performed in two school productions. After graduating from NECCA in June of 2012, Ana took her circus skills cross country, first teaching at Camp Lindenmere in Henryville, PA for the summer before settling in Bend, OR to coach at the Bend Circus Center for the year. In 2013, Ana relocated to her home town of Foster, RI and now offers classes and private lessons with Arielle Arts.