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Looking for mesmerizing entertainment for your next event? Michelle is a the owner of Upside Aerial Arts and provides aerial silks performances, parties, & lessons! These can be hosted at the Upside Aerial studio in Burlington, NC, or Michelle can bring her free-standing aerial rig to your event. You can choose from jaw-dropping center-stage performances or background ambient performing to set the mood for your event. If you want something more interactive, your guests can learn beginner aerial tricks with plenty of fun photo ops! If you are looking for professional, unique, and memorable entertainment, contact Michelle!
Price Range: Contact for Fees
Gig Length: 3 - 180 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Commercial General Liability
I have background in ballroom dance and yoga instruction and began training on aerial silks in 2010 with Caroline Calouche and Company (now the Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center). In 2013, I began training with Amy Tynan Chirico and Mandy Elledge at AerialCLT. I completed my Aerial Silks Teacher Training with AerialCLT in 2016 and opened my own aerial studio, Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, in the Burlington area in 2018. I teach aerial silks to both groups and private clients on a daily basis and have performed at festivals, charity events, and aerial showcases. I love sharing this thrilling, beautiful art form with others through both teaching and performing!
Additional Booking Notes
For performances, I provide a CircusGear free-standing aerial rig which has a 20' x 20' footprint and reaches up to 23' in height. (Lower heights with smaller footprints can also be used to accommodate your event space.) The aerial rig has rubber feet to protect flooring or can be set up outside. The rig requires 2 people for set up, so as long as you have one other able-bodied adult available to help me for about 20 minutes, we will have it set up with no problem! For musical accompaniment, I can use the audio equipment available in your event space, share my music with your DJ, or provide my own music via bluetooth speaker. Performances are fully customizable to the mood, theme, or style of your event. If you let me know at least 4 weeks in advance, you can choose the music you would like me to choreograph, and I will send you a preview video prior to your event date to make sure it's exactly what you want. Don't want to choose your own music? I have plenty of beautiful pieces already ready to go.
If you would like things to be more interactive, I can also teach your guests beginner moves on the silks so they can try it for themselves! It makes for great photo opportunities and lots of laughter and excitement. The only requirement is that guests sign a liability release (which they can do onsite or online in advance). I can be hired to perform only, teach only, or do a combination of performing and teaching....your choice!