Podcast Ep.9 – Christine Van Loo – Champion Acro Gymnast & Aerial performer

Christine Van Loo is a champion athlete, professional aerialist and motivational keynote speaker as well as co-owner of Airborne Arts, an aerial retreat center in Costa Rica.

She has performed over 2000 time in 40 countries, at locations ranging from the Sydney Opera House to Madison Square Garden to the Kennedy Center.

Her awards include Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, Athlete of the Decade, Hall of Famer, and the only 7-time consecutive National Champion in acro-gymnastics.


You can find her at


Airborne Arts, an aerial retreat center in Costa Rica.



Here’s a little more about her:

  • 7-time consecutive National Champion, Female Olympic Athlete of the Year, and Athlete of the Decade in acrobatic gymnastics.
  • Inducted into the USSA (acro-gymnastics) Hall of Fame and the World Acrobatics Society Gallery of Honor.
  • Trainer and performer on NBC’s Celebrity Circus.
  • Performed in the 2002 Winter Olympics, at two Grammy Awards (with No Doubt and with Ricky Martin),
  • American Music Awards (with Aerosmith),
  • Miss Universe pageant,
  • Paul McCartney’s European tour,
  • Several feature films, television shows and music videos.
  • Choreographed the aerials for Britney Spears World Tour and the Stars on Ice US tour. She
  • Regularly tours internationally with Cirque de la Symphonie, performing with live symphony orchestras. Christine is also a
  • Master instructor and a motivational keynote speaker.
  • Her and her husband Jonathon Conant run Airborne Arts, an aerial retreat center in Costa Rica.
  • She has lived in four countries and speaks four languages.


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