Who We Are
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance is a non-profit founded in 1988 by Artistic Director, Nancy Smith. We will celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2018. Our Organization has a robust education program encompassing over 30 community classes a week, summer camp and intensives, a nine month Professional Training program, a student company with over 40 members, and outreach programming for at-risk youth. We have taught over 20,000 students the joy of dancing in the air. The Professional Performing Company has won many awards and accolades, including the recently resounding success at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Over 185,000 audience members have experienced the beauty and strength of our performances. Frequent Flyers® also created the first international Aerial Dance Festival, now in its 19th year. Our dedicated facility has two large studios with 30′ ceilings and more than 4,500 sq. ft. of training and rehearsal space.
Frequent Flyers® mission is to create and promote the magic of aerial dance through performance and education.
Our vision is to help people to see the world from a new perspective through experiencing the upside-down realm of aerial dance. We believe this expanded consciousness helps people to maximize their creative potential.
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance is managed by Artistic Director, Nancy Smith; Education Director, April Skelton; Interim Executive Director, Melissa Mullin; and Office Administrator/Registrar, Niki Rutishauser with a very dedicated board. Our volunteer group, the Friends of Frequent Flyers® , is also an invaluable asset. And, our company of talented dancers, choreographers, and teachers is the heart and soul of what we do. Get Involved
As a non-profit, Frequent Flyers® is supported by individual donors, corporate partners, and by the Boulder County Cultural Council of the SCFD, Colorado Creative Industries, Boulder Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, Boulder County Arts Alliance, Daily Camera, and The Community Foundation of Boulder County.
Nancy Smith – Founder & Artistic Director
Melissa Mullin – Interim Executive Director
Niki Rutishauser – Office Administrator/Registrar
April Skelton – Education Director
Alysha Perrin – Assistant Education Director
Board of Directors
Jess Jones – Chair [Senior Director, Huron Consulting Group]
Judy Hendricks – Secretary
Cathy Lee – Treasurer, Parent Liaison
Lisa Cunningham [Regional Manager ANB Bank]
Sherisse Hawkins – [CEO and Co-founder, Beneath the Ink]
Nancy Smith – [Artistic/Managing Director & C.O.O./ FFP]
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