Why hire Rachel Strickland?
Dancer, aerialist, and variety performer, this cross-trained siren specializes in whirling, contorting, tantalizing aerial hoop solos, belly dance acrobatics, and haunting Celtic vocals.
Classically trained in ballet since the age of three, Rachel is a dancer turned aerialist and innovative variety performer. Modern, belly dance, and lyrical jazz make up some of her versatile background as well as six years of aerial acrobatic training at the Circus Center of San Francisco and Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle. She is the founder and artistic director of Madame Rex Entertainment, an interdisciplinary circus and aerial dance company. Rachel's cross training gives her the ability to deliver a wide range of movements from lithe and ethereal to earthy and visceral. Rich, extravagant movements and strong, multifaceted technique are her trademarks.
Performing extensively as a soloist internationally and in several national tours, Rachel specializes in aerial hoop choreography and the practice of telling stories.
Rachel Strickland: director, performer
Inspired by the aesthetic genius of Baz Luhrmann, Cirque du Soleil, Michael Parkes, Neil Gaiman, and Jeannette Winterson.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 5 - 50 minutes
How would you like to be served hors d'oeuvres by a living statue whose billowing skirt is the table top? Or perhaps see a 7' tall angelic being talking casually to your guests? Surprise your family by having them learn an (easy and fun!) dance sequence, flash-mob style?
Or maybe you want to provide an exquisite aerial acrobatic performance at your event? Custom tailored for weddings, birthday parties, large-scale corporate events, and outdoor festivals, aerial performance is a stunning and always remembered addition to any event. An acrobat will bend, twist, twirl, and stop your breath with beautiful feats in the air. For venues with no rigging capabilities and a ceiling height of at least 17', a completely portable aerial rig is available in sparkling white.
Some available services include:
solo/duo aerial performances on fabric, hoop, trapeze, and more!
ambient aerialists (for atmosphere)
roaming characters (anything from Angels to Queen Elizabeth I)
For aerial work there must be a rigging point available with a 1,000 lbs. safe working load (this is usually a structural beam). I can work with heights as low as 12' high. There is not limit to how high the ceiling can be. If a hanging point/structural beam is not available we can set up the free standing aerial rig to a height of 16' to 25' high.
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Christmas Party, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Fundraiser, Grand Opening, Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Hotel, Private Party, Wedding Cocktail Hour, Wedding Reception