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Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance is a non-profit founded in 1988 by Artistic Director, Nancy Smith. We celebrate our 36th year in 2024. Our organization has a robust education program encompassing community classes, summer camps and intensives, youth and adult student companies, outreach programming for at-risk youth (Kids Who Fly), pre-professional training for teens and adults, and a 9-month Professional Training Program. We have taught over 22,600 students the joy of dancing in the air. The Professional Performing Company has won many awards and accolades, including a resounding success at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Over 209,000 audience members have experienced the beauty and strength of our performances. Frequent Flyers® also created the first international Aerial Dance Festival, celebrating its 26th year in 2024. Our dedicated facility has two large studios with 23′ ceilings and more than 4,500 sq.ft. of training and rehearsal space. Frequent Flyers is considered the flagship aerial dance organization in the world.
Our vision is to help all people to see the world from a new perspective through experiencing the upside-down realm of aerial dance. We believe this expanded consciousness helps everyone to maximize their creative potential, which in turn provides the fertile ground for these problem-solvers to address issues, create new opportunities and solve problems in our community and beyond.
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance is managed by Artistic Director, Nancy Smith; Education Director, Ariana Papousek; Business Manager, Chrystal Pochay; Student Company Manager, Casey Pottle; Community Outreach Manager, Tel Razo-Mannsz; and Office Manager, Sue Sutherland 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
- Ariana Papousek – Education Director
- Chrystal Pochay – Business Manager
- Sue Sutherland – Office Manager
- Casey Pottle – Student Company Manager
- Tel Razo-Mannsz – Community Outreach Manager
Board of Directors
- Richard Nunn – Chair
- Sarah Carlson – Secretary
- Nancy Smith – [Artistic/Managing Director & C.O.O./ FFP]
- Tonya Johnson
- Kayla Kinch
For more information about Board Membership, click here.
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Our two beautiful studios are available for rent when we’re not in flight. Great for rehearsals, dance or ground-based classes, meetings, photo shoots, and more! Aerial equipment is not included in space rentals. Learn More
Frequent Flyers® Productions believes that equal opportunity is important for the continuing success of our organization and our community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Frequent Flyers Productions shall not discriminate and intends to preclude negative discrimination on the basis of race, disability, health conditions, color, religion (creed), gender identification or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry), ethnicity, citizenship, military status, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy, or any other protected classification whether now in existence or as shall be determined from time to time in accordance with applicable federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all activities of Frequent Flyers Productions, including but not limited to employment, selection of volunteers, purchasing, and selecting vendors, independent contractors, or consultants.
Frequent Flyers Productions defines “negative discrimination” to include (but not necessarily be limited to) denial of services, admission into classes and events, employment, or volunteer opportunities to any class of individuals in a manner that negatively restricts opportunities to that class of individuals.
Adopted by the Board of Directors, 2021
- Request accommodations by calling 303-245-8272 or emailing email@example.com.
- Sign language interpretation and large format or digital programs for performances will be made available upon request.
- Our performance venue, The Dairy Arts Center Gordon Gamm Theatre, has assistive listening devices.