Aaron Johnson

  • Co-founder / Director
  • Vancouver Circus School since 2005
  • Specialist with: trampoline / acrobatics / education

Aaron Johnson’s life has been nothing short of extraordinary. His passion for gymnastics and acrobatics began at a young age, and he quickly rose through the ranks to become a highly respected athlete, coach, and technical committee member.

In 1977, Aaron was appointed as the national coach for the Shasta Trampoline Team, a position he held for over 20 years. During this time, he also volunteered as a Canadian National Trampoline and DMT coach, as well as a member of the Canadian Gymnastics Technical Committee. Aaron also became an acrobatic coach for Cirque Du Soleil.

Aaron’s expertise didn’t go unnoticed, and he was soon approached by various organizations to share his knowledge with others. He became a clinician for coaches and judging courses in many countries around the world and was a technical committee member of the International Trampoline Federation.

In addition to his coaching and committee work, Aaron was also a published author. He was the principal author for Levels 1-3 NCCP coaching and Course Conductor Manuals and courses and was a member of the Level 4 Development Committee. He also conducted hundreds of coaching courses across Canada. His manuals have been translated manuals into Spanish and Portuguese.

Aaron’s contributions to the world of gymnastics and acrobatics were immeasurable, and he received several special recognitions throughout his career. He was made a Life Member of both Gymnastics BC and the Canadian Gymnastics Federation, and he was also named an Honorary Life Member of the International Trampoline Federation and inducted into the World Acrobatic Societies Gallery of Legends

Perhaps most notably, Aaron was honored with the Aaron Johnson Trampoline & Tumbling Program Award, formerly known as the Gymnastics Canada National Trampoline and Tumbling Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport of trampoline and tumbling in Canada.

Aaron’s legacy lives on through the countless athletes he trained and mentored over the years, as well as through the programs and initiatives he helped to develop. He will always be remembered as a true pioneer in the world of gymnastics and acrobatics.

Aaron co-founded the Vancouver Circus School in 2004 and passed away in 2012.

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