22nd annual international
Aerial Dance Festival 2020
July 26 – August 7, 2020
We are thrilled to announce the outstanding Aerial Dance Festival 2020 Faculty!
Stay tuned for Class Schedules, Early Bird Registration, Scholarship Applications, Workshops, and More!
Dabbling in all sorts of dance since the age of 5 including: ballet, latin, pole, western, hiphop and contemporary, Jenn found her true passion and has been immersed in aerial dance since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks), sling (hammock) and her first love: dance trapeze. Read More
A lifelong climber, Terry Crane surrendered to restless urges that led him to walk away with the circus at the tender age of twenty. Now a veteran acrobatic performer, he has climbed ropes hung from the truss arches of big tops across the globe and the lofty grids of countless proscenium theaters, as well as the shoulders of many a fellow saltimbanque. Read More
Cosmo, a native of Denver, CO, has been an acrobat since 2008. Cosmo is a student teacher at the Boulder Movement Collective, a professional photographer, and coach at MOTH Contemporary Circus Center. In addition to thousands of hours of personal reading, research, practice, and teaching; Cosmo has trained extensively across the world learning from other great Movement instructors. Read More
Danielle currently dances/performs with 3rd Law Dance Theater (since 2005), and performs regularly in the historic Denver May D&F tower at The Cloctower Cabaret in “L’estrange Menagerie: A Circus,” and other burlesque revues. She’s been dancing, choreographing, and teaching with Frequent Flyers since 2002 and is looking forward to many more years! Read More
Jill enjoys flying, flipping, and frolicking in the air…also eating Swedish fish…but not always at the same time. She has been teaching aerial fabric for over 10 years. Jill is a science geek at heart who makes her living creating hands-on learning experiences in science, engineering, and art. She approaches everything from a place of discovery and conceptual understanding. Read More
Valerie has been a dancer since 1980 and became an aerial dancer in 1996 with Frequent Flyers. She has had the pleasure of performing with Movement Laboratories, Lancaster Ballet, Boston Ballet, CU Dance Department, Boulder Ballet, Frequent Flyers Productions, Wellingon Circus Trust (faculty and board member, NZ), AeroTerra (director, NZ), and Empress Stiltdance (NZ). Read More
Focusing on the aerial hoop, T attended the New England Center for Circus Arts in their Professional Training Program from 2010-2012. While at NECCA, T was hired to lead their aerial hoop program, curating the hoop curriculum into carefully thought out levels and sequences. Since then, he has been an advanced coach at Versatile Arts and SANCA in Seattle, and currently is the Senior Coach at ESH Circus Arts in Somerville, MA. Read More
Nancy is the founder and artistic director of Boulder, Colorado, based Frequent Flyers Productions since its inception in 1988. Based in Boulder since 1985, she has taught low–flying trapeze and releasing technique around the US. Over her 31 years of studying and teaching aerial work, she has developed the Aerial Release Technique (A.R.T.) and works with all levels of aerialists to refine their technique for fluidity, effortlessness, and lines in the body. Read More
Learn more about the Aerial Dance Festival 2020 Faculty here.