Saul Gomez President of Aqua Acro, Stilt Walker, Acrobat, Diver and Character
Saul began diving at a young age and became a member of the Mexican National Diving Team in 1990 and has had the honor of representing his country at multiple world championship competitions. After his career as a world class diver Saul began his career as a performer. While traveling around Europe with various show companies Saul learned the skills needed to perform capoeira, trampoline, lira, fire spitting, and the Russian swing.
After years in the business Saul became a stage manager and then eventually came the United States to perform at Azul in San Antonio Texas. Today Saul works as performer with aqua acro an also coaches gymnastics. Saul’s specialties with Aqua Acro include being our jumping stilt performer and our only male aerialist performer.
Karine Gomez Creator of Aqua Acro, Aerialist, Stilt Walker, Acrobat, Synchronized Swimmer and Mermaid
Karine comes to San Antonio after a long international career of competing and performing. Karine grew up as a synchronized swimmer and was not only Canadian National Champion but also the winner of the Athlete of the Year and a member of the World Championship Team in 1997. After her 10 year competitive years of synchronized swimming Karine became a performer in European companies. Karine is an original member of the aquatic Cirque du Soleil show “O” and has been featured as a stunt woman in films such as Colombiana.
Karine came to San Antonio to perform in the Sea World show Azul as a synchronized swimmer, aerialist, and was the synchronized swimming captain from 2011-2015. She now runs the company Aqua Acro with her husband Saul and also offers private lessons in all of her cirque skills.
Brooke Taylor Aqua Acro Pacific Area Manager, Digital Developer, Aerialist, Bubble Contortionist, Stilt Walker, Synchronized Swimmer, Mime and Mermaid
Brooke began her synchronized swimming career in Las Vegas Nevada over ten years ago. In 2011 she was named a member of the US National Synchro team and represented the US at the Brazil Open in Rio and at the FINA World Championships in Shanghai China. She later went on to swim at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio from 2011-2015. Brooke began with Aqua Acro as a synchronized swimmer but after joining the company began to train as an aerialist, contortionist and stilt walker.
Brooke is a wonderful performer and is also the point of contact for all events in the Pacific Region.
Alexandra Cox Aerialist, Stilt Walker, Synchronized Swimmer, Mime and Mermaid
Alexandra began synchronized swimming in Northern California at the age of six years old. After competing all over the United States for years Alex moved to San Antonio to swim at the University of the Incarnate Word. In 2010 Alex began her career as a performer as a synchronized swimmer in the Sea World production Azul. Since then she has picked up other skills such as aerial and stilt walking and has become an expert in all areas.
Aqua Acro is proud to have such a well rounded performer such as Alex.
April Jumper Acrobat, Character, and Gymnast
April started dance when she was 7 years old, and continued on to become a gymnast. She competed in her teens and later became a certified gymnastics coach through high school and college while acquiring her degree in education at UTSA. During college she learned partner stunts through recreational cheerleading. April began to develop a love for practicing Yoga and Acrobatic Yoga. Her passion led her to become a certified Yoga instructor. She is also a certified Barre instructor and personal trainer who loves teaching fitness classes around San Antonio. Her passion is inspiring her students to do things they never thought possible. April is currently working on her Masters degree in Kinesiology at Texas A&M.
Ale Guerrero Contortionist, Aerialist, Gymnast, and ballerina
Ale grew up in Mexico where she trained as a ballerina at a young age and eventually went on to become a professional ballerina. After her dance career she joined a circus company based in Monterrey, Mexico where she trained as an aerialist and contortionist. In 2014 Ale came to the United States to coach team gymnastics and has continued to perform as a contortionist and aerialist with Aqua Acro.
Gabrielle Zabriskie Synchronized Swimmer, Mermaid, Dancer, Stilt Walker, Aerialist and Contortionist
Gabrielle grew up in Quebec City, Canada, where she started her synchronized swimming career at the age of 11. Naturally talented, she was selected on the first 13-15 years old Canadian National Team. She participated in many international championships until she took an opportunity in 2011 to perform as a professional synchronized swimmer in the white whale and dolphin show, Azul, at SeaWorld San Antonio.
That one of a kind experience changed her life and little did she know that 8 years later, she would be a proud mom of 2 with friends for life settled down in Texas!
Gabrielle is also certified 200-RYT Yoga Teacher, Level 3 USA Synchro Coach Certified and run her own synchronized swimming club, The Aquarelles, established in San Antonio since 2014.
She is very proud of being part of the AquaAcro family. You can see her perform on the dance floor, on stilts, in the plastic bubble, in the air or in the water! She loves performing for an audience and can’t wait for the next event she will be part of!
Laura Delfalco Synchronized Swimmer, Mermaid, and Character
Laura was born and raised for 24 years in south of France and started synchronized swimming at the age of 6 and never stopped. In her former French life she was part of the PERLE EVENTS, an entertainment company and worked on different types of events such as TV shows and live events. She moved to San Antonio to work in the Sea world’s production AZUL from 2015 to 2017 and then became a valuable member of the Aqua Acro family shortly after.
Hadley Henderson Mermaid, Gymnast, and Character
Hadley grew up as a gymnast and shortly after ending her competitive career became a gymnastics coach. She is a certified USA Gymnastics Instructor but also works with young cheerleaders and parkour. Hadley works great with young children after her years of coaching experience and is the perfect fit for a mermaid or princess at any children’s event.
Irene Cardenas Acrobat, Gymnast, and Character
Irene began her tumbling career at age the age of 5. Once she mastered tumbling she being to compete as a TNT gymnast and a went on to become an all-star cheerleader. Now Irene has taken her athletic and performance skills and has now become one of Aqua Acro’s more engaging and exciting characters and acrobats.
Kimberly Jones Aerialist
Kim grew up in San Antonio and has an athletic history as an elite competitive swimmer. She attended TCU where she swam collegiality while pursuing a degree in Fine Arts. Her passion for art and athletics came together when she took a course in aerial silk. This opened up the magical world of being able to perform, story tell, and inspire through movement all while being suspended in the air! After attaining a master’s degree in photography from LSU, she returned to San Antonio where she continues to pursue her many passions. Currently she is a collegiate swim coach, photographer, yogi, aerial silk instructor, and performer for Aqua Acro Entertainment.
Kandia is one of Aqua Acro’s most seasoned performers. She began her full time gymnastics training at age 6 in Bucharest Romania. After being selected to train for the Olympic Games gymnastics became her life. At age 14 she stepped away from competitive gymnastics to join the performance world and joined the Romanian circus. She is well known throughout Europe for being the first woman to land a triple salto onto a man’s shoulders. The unparalleled skill and mastery landed her a contract with a popular show in the United State where she fell in love with a fellow acrobat and attempted to settle down. Kandia has stepped into coaching high level gymnastics in San Antonio but has not lost her passion for performing. Aqua Acro is lucky to have a performer as confident and talented as Kandia.
Ryan Maskell Coach, coordinator and event tech
Ryan AquaAcro’s go to guy for anything behind the scenes. He is responsible for coordinating our performers rehearsals, handling details of the bookings, transportation of our show team and on site technical set up.
We are thankful for Ryan keeping us running like a well oiled machine!
Sydney Sprinkle Synchronized Swimmer, Mermaid, and Choreographer
Sydney comes to us from Washington, Seattle. She began synchronized swimming at 10 years old with the local team Seattle Synchro. Sydney eventually moved to Canada where she trained full time but eventually went on to swim in college at the University of the Incarnate Word. Sydney has had numerous USA National Team appointments throughout her career and has how made her way into show business. Sydney, now back in Seattle is a part of Aqua Acro’s Pacific division.
Aqua Acro is proud to have a performer as elegant and creative as Sydney Sprinkle. She is available for synchronized swimming routines, ambiance swimming and is an absolutely beautiful mermaid.
Travis Jumper Acrobat, Martial Artist and Character
Travis grew up as a competitive BMX racer and all around Athlete. He has always had a daring personality which has given him the ability to learn tumbling and stunting at a very young age. Travis joined the Marines in 2006 where he acquired a tan, grey, and green belt in Marine Corps Martial Arts. Currently, he is a certified Yoga instructor and has a degree in Nutrition Science. He also loves performing and teaching acrobatic yoga with his wife, April.