Founded in 2019 in Tucson, AZ, BendyEducator provides quality flexibility instruction through our emphasis on active flexibility and end range control.
Tran, the BendyEducator, is a contortionist, aerialist, aspiring hand balancer, and, more importantly, an educator of all things bendy.
A former music teacher, Tran brings together her musicality and creative expression with the athleticism of circus arts, forming a marriage of her two passions.
Originally a stiff non-flexible performer, Tran has spent the last few years learning, achieving, and sharing the physiology of flexibility. She looks forward to sharing that knowledge with you!
When not upside-down, Tran is binging the latest sci-fi series with her husband and playing soccer.
BendyEducator brings quality education and technical expertise to contortion while helping customers achieve flexibility gains.
Tran has trained under the tutelage of Mongolian contortionists Serchmaa Byambaa and Otgo Waller, Amy Goh, gymnasts and dancers Allison Schieller, Micah Walters, and Shawn Calendine.
Furthermore, Tran is a NASM Certified Stretch and Flexibility Coach (NASM - SFC), an AYCO Circus Arts Safety Program instructor, and Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED trained certified.
Our students are movement enthusiasts of all backgrounds: from pole, aerial, yoga, gymnastics to soccer, and more!
Our typical customer works a sedentary job and often thinks, "If only I knew how to get started to get more flexible."
My students not only make flexibility gains, but I've seen immense growth in their mindset, confidence, and overall happiness.
I got the opportunity to work with the University of Arizona Film Department to share my circus journey.
Directed By: Hasan Taleb, Tyler McEvilly, and Alexandra Cerna
Performers: Nathan Scott and Tran Finn
Videography and Music: Handprint-Image
American Circus Alliance member 2022