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, 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, Coach, Aerialist

Trapeze Head Coach

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

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Elena Sherman

Elena Sherman

Coach, Aerialist

Lyra Head Coach

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

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Samantha Davis

Samantha Davis

Marketing Director, Coach, Aerialist

Silks Head Coach

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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Ariana Ferber-Carter

Ariana Ferber-Carter

Contortionist, Aerialist, Coach

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

Aerialist, Coach

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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Melissa Jeanette

Melissa Jeanette

Coach, Apprentice Company

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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Liv Morrow

Liv Morrow

Contortionist, Aerialist, Coach

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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Kelly Payton

Kelly Payton

Coach, Apprentice Company

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, Coach, Apprentice Company

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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Littany Supka

Littany Supka

Coach, Apprentice Company

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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Dan Boone

Dan Boone

Coach, Apprentice Company

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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Abbie Rooney

Abbie Rooney

Aerialist, Coach

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Kerry Kaye

Acrobat, Coach

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Mallory Gittemeier

Mallory Gittemeier

Dancer, Choreographer

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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Bethany Jones

Coach

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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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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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