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Exploring the world through mindfulness, circus, art, music and performance. 



Sky High Arts is a community interest company based in St Ives, Cornwall. The company was founded in 2015 by Tree Stewart, a professional circus performer, musician and artist with over 20 years experience of working on projects across UK and Europe. 


With help and funding from SSE Cornwall Start-Up programme Sky High Arts was launched to combine Trapeze with Mindfulness into unique workshops that benefit both physical and mental health. In our first couple of years we expanded our work to include outreach projects and community performance.



Tree Stewart - Director, Aerial Tutor, Mindfulness Teacher, Performer

Tree is a professional performer, workshop leader, artist and musician. She has been training aerial since 2004 being fortunate to train at Circus Manics in Bristol, NECCA in Vermont, All or Nothing in Edinburgh and doing performance development with Ira Seidenstein. Teaching since 2006 Tree has worked for All or Nothing Aerial Dance, Dance Base, te POOKa and Hang, as well as running her own classes. Tree completed an aerial teacher training mentorship with Cate Ross (Canopy Dance Studio) in 2006 and recently completed PDM Teacher Training Programme. 

From 2001 – 2009 Tree was employed by te POOKa, an Edinburgh based performing arts charity. During this time she worked as a performer, tutor, designer and senior project manager on a huge number of successful projects, including work funded by The Scottish Arts Council, Esme Fairbairn and Highland Year of Culture. 

Tree started studying Mindfulness in 2010 with Mindfullybeing and has completed both MBSR and MBCT and follow-on courses. More recently she has completed the British Mindfulness Academies 'Mindfulness for Professionals' and 'Teaching Mindfulness in Schools' courses. 

Tree is a passionate teacher with an infectious enthusiasm for aerial dance and mindfulness. 

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Pema Bradley Peer - Director,  Aerial Tutor, Performer


Pema studied circus at Circomedia in Bristol. She developed her love of circus as a child through weekly acrobatics classes, and then as a teenager through aerial classes with Sky High Arts. 


Becoming a teaching assistant for Sky High Arts in January 2017 Pema then went to Bristol to study circus at Circomedia in 2018. After returning to Cornwall from Circomedia Pema is now a Sky High Arts teacher, performer and company director.

Pema has completed SHA aerial teacher training mentorship and 

recently completed PDM Level 1 Teacher Training Programme. 


She has also completed Hall Rigging Academy's Aerial Rigging Safety course.


Kaileigh Cornfield - Aerial Teacher, Management Committee


Kaileigh has been training in aerial with Sky High Arts since we started running classes in 2015 and became a teaching assistant in 2018.

She has completed SHA aerial teacher training mentorship and 

recently completed PDM Level 1 Teacher Training Programme. 


Kaileigh also trained in marine biology and runs a fantastic project for children called The Cornish Sea School. The Sea School uses games, foraging, and bush/beach craft skills to teach children about the sea and it's inhabitants.

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Isabelle Wheatley - Aerial Teacher


Izzy is a new member of our team and is very excited to be on-board. She has been studying with Sky High Arts since 2019 and is no stranger to training the body as she studied dance as a child and teenager.  Izzy joined our Youth training programme in 2021 and is now happily obsessed with aerial!

Izzy has completed SHA aerial teacher training mentorship and 

recently completed PDM Level 1 Teacher Training Programme. 

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Annabelle Smith - Trainee Teaching Assistant


Annabelle is a new member of our team and is really happy to be on-board. She has been studying aerial with Sky High Arts since 2018 and joined our Youth training programme in 2021.

Annabelle is also a potter and works for the world renowned Leech Pottery.

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Pete Giles - Director

Pete is an artist, musician, music producer and workshop leader. He jointly runs Barnoon Workshop and Barnoon Arts, an arts and crafts workshop, and Gallery with his wife Zoe. 

We also have a host of volunteers behind the scenes - thanks to you all for your hard work!

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