About Kansas City Aerial Arts

Our mission is to provide aerial and acrobatic education that fosters student growth in fitness, confidence, and emotional development.  We strive to be a unique voice in the evolving KC Arts Community. 

History

KC Aerial Arts was founded in 2013 (then known as “Lucia Aerial”) by Jenny Prohaska with the vision of making aerial arts education and entertainment accessible to Kansas City.

Under the direction of Daniel Parks, we became “KC Aerial Arts” in June 2018 and we move forward with the same vision as always: to nurture a sense of empowerment and wonder through aerial arts.

Meet the team

Daniel Parks

Daniel Parks

Owner I Aerheart Director

Daniel Parks was born and raised in KCMO before attending University of Central Missouri to receive a B.F.A. in Technical Theatre. During that time he was twice a…

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Kelsey Aicher

Kelsey Aicher

Training Company Program Director I Trapeze Head Coach I Aerheart Company Member

Kelsey Aicher is an aerial performer and instructor foremerly based in Portland, Oregon. She has studied static trapeze…

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Samantha Davis

Samantha Davis

Marketing Director I Silks Head Coach I Aerheart Company Member

Samantha is a St. Louis native who grew up dancing and first discovered aerial silks during post-college nomading in Thailand…

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Elena Sherman

Elena Sherman

Lyra Head Coach I Aerheart Company Member

Growing up, though she loved the idea of acting, Elena found herself gravitating behind the stage, especially in college…

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Ariana Ferber-Carter

Ariana Ferber-Carter

Contortion Coach I Aerheart Specialist

Ariana Ferber-Carter resolved to become a circus performer when she was six years old. She studied gymnastics, aerial arts, partner acrobatics, handstands, trampoline, and contortion during her six summers on…

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Georgeanna Layton

Georgeanna Layton

Coach I Aerheart Specialist

Georgeanna Layton is an aerialist specializing in corde lisse. Beginning her aerial training in silks and lyra at the age of 50 she was formally introduced and began training rope in January 2016. She has performed…

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Abbie Rooney

Abbie Rooney

Coach I Aerheart Specialist

Abbie is a performer and instructor hailing originally from Kansas City. She spent her youth competing with Emerald City Gymnastics and…

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Littany Supka

Littany Supka

TCo. Assistant Program Director I Coach I Training Company Apprentice

Littany began her aerial lifestyle on a whim in 2013 while living in San Francisco – in the spirit of making the most of the city, she began training flying…

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Kelly Payton

Kelly Payton

Coach I Training Company Apprentice

Kelly grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and attended the University of Kansas where she received her Bachelors of Music Education. Following her passion for music…

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Meghan Spencer

Meghan Spencer

Marketing Assistant I Coach I Training Company Apprentice

Meghan began performing at the age of 4 with CPD Competitive Dance Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. She continued her dance training until…

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Melissa Jeanette

Melissa Jeanette

Coach I Training Company Apprentice

Melissa was introduced to aerial silks in 2014 in Columbia, Missouri when her gym started offering a beginner class and instantly fell in love with the unique art…

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Dan Boone

Dan Boone

Coach I Training Company Apprentice

Dan grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and joined the Marine Corps for 9 years. Following the Marine Corps, Dan went to college at…

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Mallory Gittemeier

Mallory Gittemeier

Dance Coach I Training Company Apprentice

Mallory, a St. Louis native, began dancing at the age of three and has been a dancer/aerialist/choreographer in the Kansas City area since 2010…

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Elaina Zinn

Coach I Training Company Apprentice

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Katie Williamson

Coach I Training Company Apprentice

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Bethany Jones

Coach

Bethany found aerial silks at age 12 and instantly fell in love, she also studied contortion, contemporary dance, and ballet…

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Liv Morrow

Liv Morrow

Aerheart Specialist

Liv Morrow is a contortionist and aerial performer/ instructor from Tennessee. She began dance and gymnastic classes at four years old, and by the age of eight realized…

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Bridget Stevens

Bridget Stevens

Administrative Assistant

Having grown up in St. Louis, Bridget has called Kansas home, along with her husband, for 23 years. She has worked…

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Taylor Kramer

Social Media Assistant

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Maegan Kabel

Production Assistant

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Community

Using aerial arts to give back is very important to us.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is just one of the organizations we’re pleased to support each year at their annual One Walk, in pursuit of a world without Type 1 Diabetes.

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