Why hire Altitude Aerials?
Altitude Aerials is your premier source for aerial entertainment across the USA, based out of Phoenix, AZ and New York City. We blend the beauty of ballet, the athleticism of gymnastics and the skill of cirque, to create gravity-defying aerial art. Our aerialists demonstrate both acrobatic daring and graceful dancing for awe-inspiring aerial acts for shows, conferences, galas, church services and events.
Altitude Aerials provides both center stage aerial acts and ambient overhead aerial entertainment, uniquely created for your event and venue. We can even train your own dancers to safely take flight in your production, recital or performance.
About Altitude Aerials
We’re in both Phoenix & New York City
Altitude Aerials has a split US presence across the county! Founder and Director Nicole Crist is based in New York City, while Principal Dancer Olivia Citro lives and practices with the rest of the company in Arizona. Both travel often for performing and teaching engagements. To date, Altitude Aerials has flown in over 20 venues, at more than 100 performances, for over 100,000 audience members!
From small art showings to large art center openings, Altitude Aerials has performed for all sorts of special occasions. Notable events include the grand re-opening gala of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts- Altitude Aerials was the opening act for Kristin Chenoweth, the Venue of Scottsdale’s superbowl party featuring LL Cool J, and Phoenix’s 30th Anniversary of the Governor’s Arts Awards.
Altitude Aerials is honored and humbled to have performed in many great churches around the nation. Aerials are amazing service specials for many big weekends such as Easter, Mothers Day, Independence Day and Christmas as well as women's conferences. Performances can vary from accompanying videos or music, to enhancing specials and sermon illustrations, to incorporating into large theatrical numbers and productions.
Additionally, Altitude Aerials has performed in intimate jazz concerts, corporate parties, award shows and as featured performances in dance concerts, showcases and recitals.
Nicole Crist: Director
Joshua Crist: Director
Cirque Du Soleil, NYC Ballet, Lady Gaga
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 1 - 300 minutes
Altitude Aerials provides two main types of entertainment for your audience to enjoy- Center stage acts and Ambient acts.
Center stage entertainment are prepared acts, choreographed to specific music or video. During a center stage act, focus shifts to highlight the aerial entertainment. Usually center stage acts are on a stage or a vantage point in the room where the entire audience can enjoy. Center stage acts are highly physical, and a single act would last 2-5 minutes. Multiple acts can be strung together to create an entire stage show.
Ambient acts are improvised acts, performing to the DJs music or whatever the sounds of the room are. Ambient aerial entertainment goes on in the midst of the event, to compliment the atmosphere. Aerial acrobats are placed in strategic locations throughout the venue, often over the audience's heads. Ambient aerial acts can last up to 45 minutes for each set, with multiple sets across the length of the event.
Audiences love both center stage and ambient acts, and pricing is very similar for both entertainment types.
Corporate events such as parties usually prefer ambient acts, to lengthen the entertainment factor (we can provide ambiance for 5 hours!)
Special events such as award ceremonies usually prefer center stage entertainment, to make a big splash for a major announcement.
Either option is highly entertaining and can be custom created to suit your event. The audience will be in awe and talking about the amazing event for weeks!
15' minimum height clearance
6' x 6' floor clearance below each aerialist
For aerials- 1000 lb capacity rigging point ideally 15 ft or higher, or enough floor clearance for our portable rig (sizes vary).
For living fountains- standard hose hook-up, 5X5ft floor clearance, flat surface
For stilt walkers- self-contained/nothing needed
For living statues & human sculpture- raised platform is preferable (though we can bring our own)
For strolling tables- self-contained/nothing needed
▢ Flying Silks ▢ Static Silks ▢ Ambient Silks ▢ Flying Hoop ▢ Static Hoop ▢ Ambient Hoop ▢ Hoop w/ Silk Attached ▢ Static Trapeze ▢ Ambient Trapeze/Perch ▢ Harness ▢ Rope ▢ Flying Sling/Hammock ▢ Static Sling/Hammock ▢ Ambient Sling/Hammock ▢ Custom Apparatus ▢ Golden Birdcages ▢ Tropical Vines ▢ Crystal Chandelier ▢ Crystal Hammock ▢ Stilt Walkers ▢ Jugglers ▢ Living Statues ▢ Strolling Tables ▢ Living Fountain ▢ Human Sculpture
2009: 31 gigs
2010: 42 gigs
2011: 25 gigs
2012: 16 gigs
Available for Your
Awards Night, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Casino, Christmas Party, Church Service, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Festival, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Private Party, Religious Celebration, Trade Show, Wedding Reception