Meet Our Team

We all found and fell in love with aerial for different reasons, but we share the same passion for teaching others to take themselves a little less seriously, love their bodies and enjoy themselves through dancing in the air.

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Anneliese LaTempa

Boss Babes Owner, Master Instructor

Anneliese never dreamed she would find her passion in circus arts. Working as an IT healthcare professional, she relocated to Baltimore in 2013, where she took her first aerial silks class. And the rest, as they say, is history. She has been performing aerial silks for 3.5 years, and coaching for 2.5 Her mission as a coach is to help establish a lifelong practice, without limits of age nor injury. In her classes you are sure to find tips to help build and maintain strength, increase flexibility, ever-expanding knowledge of how fabric works, and a smile.

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Rena Mack

Boss Babes Owner, Master Instructor

Rena has been studying aerial acrobatics since 2014.  She is a classically trained ballerina and continued her studies in dance while attending Goucher College in Towson, MD, and then received her Masters in Dance Movement Therapy and Somatic Psychology from The Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO.  She is versed not only in ballet, but also jazz, modern, and Middle Eastern Dance. Rena fell in love with aerial as it is essentially dancing in the air. She believes in the overall benefits of movement and the joy it brings and hopes to inspire others to express their uniqueness and strength through the circus arts.

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Shawn Hess

Aerial Silks Instructor

Shawn began his athletic career as a parkour athlete, of which he has been a practitioner for over a decade. In 2013 he began teaching parkour consistently, and discovered aerial acrobatics. A natural athlete and teacher, he picked up on it quickly and was soon hooked. Shawn is currently a college student majoring in forensic science. When he isn't teaching parkour or aerial acrobatics, you can find him playing video games or hanging out with friends.

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Heather List

Aerial Silks Instructor

A Baltimore native, Heather is an ACE Group Fitness Instructor and an ACE Mind/Body Specialist. After pursuing her passion for cycling, running, barre and pilates, she discovered silks four years ago and quickly fell in love with it, advancing to a teaching role. Heather has completed two Iron Girl Triathlons and the Women's Nike Half Marathon. She has a B.A. in Communications from College of Notre Dame of Maryland and is the Web Program Manager for Baltimore County Government. When she's not at the gym or at the studio, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs, Cooper,Wiley and Igor.

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Angelynn Khoo

Silks & Lyra Instructor

While pursuing her undergraduate studies in Neuroscience Psychology, Angelynn found the aerial arts in 2014 and fell down the rabbit hole. After moving to Baltimore, she embraced the Baltimore circus community where she poured most of her free time. In past years, Angelynn's repertoire has grown from silks and solo static trapeze, to include lyra hoop, dance trapeze, and hand-balancing.  Her time in the aerial arts and with its communities spurred in her a sincere desire to study and coach with strong emphasis on safety and individuality.  As such, she actively immerses herself in a variety of workshops (teacher-training, technical skills, injury prevention, etc.) in the DMV area and at the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA).  Outside of circus, she can be found engrossed in her next travel adventure, computer games, or graphic novels.

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