Dancer, Aerialist,

Performer, Teacher, Choreographer.

Gillian is a professional dancer with over 10 years of dance teaching experience.
Her dance and aerial skills include:
Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop, Belly Dance, Trapeze, Spanish Web, Burlesque and Aerial Sling.
She is known across the North East for her gentle and informative approach to teaching. Gillian draws on her fitness training experiences and knowledge to benefit all those who attend her classes.
Gillian became freelance performer and teacher at various studios in the region whilst completing a PhD at Durham University.
After graduating in 2010 Gillian expanded her dance teaching - opening Tempest Dance Studio in Durham which she managed and was principal instructor for -developing and increasing the range of her teaching and performance skills to offer a wide range of aerial, fitness and dance classes. In 2016 Mandy took over the studio and the Team Tempest community and spirit continues to grow.
Gillian's creative focus is as the artistic director and choreographer for her dance company Circles and Shadows
She teaches aerial on the BA (hons) Dance Degree at Newcastle College and is part of the Dance City aerial teaching team.
Gillian is fully insured to teach and perform and has current first aid qualifications.
Using her many years in the dance and fitness industry along side professional qualifications in Health Coaching, personal training, pain management, stress management, sports psychology and relaxation therapy Gillian also runs Gillian Hutton Health Coach.

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Gillian loves to share the art of aerial and dance with students.
She is available for private lessons so get in touch to book. Private lessons can be hosted at Circus Central or at any suitable venue.
She is also available for workshops, residentials, community projects, schools projects and commissions. Gillian has portable aerial rigging equipment so if you have an idea or a request but would like to find out how a project or workshop could work for you get in touch to discuss
Get in touch with your requirements:
Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop, Bellydance, Trapeze, Aerial Loop, Aerial Yoga, Flexibility, Strength Training, Burlesque and more!


Gillian is a vivacious artist who thrives under the spot light. Her expressive style and confident performances create an atmosphere in which everyone can enjoy the show. An experienced performer in many genres she can be found on performing across the region and beyond.
Gillian is available for a bespoke commissions, background entertainment, corporate events entertainment, weddings, restaurant and club work.
She is available for: aerial silks, Spanish web, aerial hoop, trapeze, aerial sling and belly dance.
Present and past performance venues for aerial silks, pole, bellydance, burlesque, aerial hoop and fire include, Northern Stage, Dance City, Durham Castle, LoveShack, Voodoo Cafe, Ford Castle, Slaley Hall, Ramside, Hilton Newcastle, Marriott Newcastle and more! She can also be seen in music videos such as those for Falling Red and Keem and loves working on new projects.
For spaces with more limited height Gillian’s freestanding rig makes aerial arts suitable for all venues.
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Gillian Hutton Health Coach

Find out more about the Health Coaching that Gillian offers
Our vision is to help people find health, fitness and wellbeing in a way that is sustainable, supported and fun. It is our belief that people's fitness journeys should help them find and live better lives, achieve the things they want to achieve and make the most of everyday.