About Who We Are
Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance is a non-profit founded in 1988 by Artistic Director, Nancy Smith. We celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2018. Our organization has a robust education program encompassing over 43 community classes a week, summer camp and intensives, a student company with over 40 members, and outreach programming for at-risk youth and pre-professional training for teens and adults. We have taught over 21,000 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 200,000 audience members have experienced the beauty and strength of our performances. Frequent Flyers® also created the first international Aerial Dance Festival, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018. 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.
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; Executive Director, Laura Thompson; Education Director, Alysha Perrin; Assistant Education Director, Sarah Harrison; and Studio Resource Manager, Angela Folz 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
Laura Thompson – Executive Director
Alysha Perrin – Education Director
Sarah Harrison – Assistant Education Director
Angela Folz – Studio Resource Manager
Board of Directors
Jess Jones – Chair [Senior Director, Huron Consulting Group]
Judy Hendricks – Secretary
Cathy Lee – Treasurer, Parent Liaison
Sherisse Hawkins – [CEO and Co-founder, Beneath the Ink]
Becky Klatt [Manager, Market and Partnership Development, Zayo]
Nancy Smith – [Artistic/Managing Director & C.O.O./ FFP]
For more information about Board Membership, click here.