Derrin Moore, Founder/Director
Derrin is the Owner & Head Coach of In Flight Gymnastics & Circus. She has coached for over 20 years. Derrin began her circus life through Carrie Heller’s Circus Camp. At the camp, a coach (Ron Anglin) recommended her for Cirque Du Soleil’s Outreach Cirque du Monde. Through CdM’s training and exposure to contemporary circus, the performer was awakened. Derrin performed aerial and acrobatics throughout the South East for 10 years. She has since laid down her acro shoes and uses her expertise to help clients create memorable events and inspire performers to broaden their horizons through Circus!
Alyseia Darby, Assistant Director
Alyseia is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, where she predominantly trained in various forms of dance at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. She began her professional dance career with Of Moving Colors in Fall 2010. She has a B.A. in Physical Theatre & Dance from Louisiana State University where she also trained to become an aerialist with Nick Erickson, former company member of Diavolo. Alyseia has also had the opportunity of training with Dreya Weber, actress, aerialist, instructor & choreographer, as well as Terry Beeman, dancer, aerialist, instructor, choreographer & artistic director of Mental Head Circus. Post college, she began working with Element Circus Troupe, founded by Derrin Moore, and Atlanta Dance Connection, under the direction of Allyne D. Gartrell. Alyseia was also featured dancer in the production cast for Royal Caribbean ‘Vision Of The Seas.’
Crystal Roberts, Troupe Manager
Crystal has been an integral part of the In Flight and ELEMENT family for the past 10 years. She truly believes in our mission to inspire the youth and works diligently as the Onsite Stage Manager to make sure the performers have what they need and that clients are pleased with our service. Crystal’s background is in Customer Service and although she was not a performer or athlete herself, she is the mother of 2 amazing teenagers who have both caught the performing bug as a stilt walker (her son) and aerialist/former competitive gymnast (her daughter).