Meet the Team

Daniel Parks

Daniel Parks

Owner

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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Evanya Morley

Evanya Morley

Coach I Marketing Manager

Evanya is an aerial instructor who specializes in aerial silks and partner acrobatics. Inspired by a Cirque du Soliel show, she took her first silks class and fell in love…

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Meghan Spencer

Meghan Spencer

Coach

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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Neil Higginbotham

Neil Higginbotham

Artistic Director

Neil is a dancer and aerialist who recently relocated from New York City to a farm on the outskirts of Kansas City.

Since 2001 Neil has been teaching dance, performance skills, improvisation, and circus for individuals, teams, and groups. His approach is technique first, glitter and sequins second…

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Littany Supka

Littany Supka

TCo. Assistant Program Director

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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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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Ariana Ferber-Carter

Ariana Ferber-Carter

Contortion 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

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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Liv Morrow

Liv Morrow

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 Barber

Kelly Barber

Coach

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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Cassie Stevens

Cassie Stevens

Assistant Coach

Cassie Stevens is a lyra and trapeze coach and artist. She has been at Kansas City Aerial Arts since 2016 after finding it through a private try-it event hosted by a local shop and KC Aerial Arts. Aerial is her passion…

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Nora Stevens

Nora Stevens

Assistant Coach

Twin number two!  Nora Stevens, was born and raised in Kansas. She specializes in silks and aerial sling with a side of trapeze. Alongside her twin sister Cassie, she has done duo lyra as well. Her love for circus has only grown as time has gone on…

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Bethany Jones

Bethany Jones

Coach

Bethany Grace (she/her) is an aerial instructor specializing in aerial silks. She found silks at age 12 and was hooked!

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Jamie Perian

Jamie Perian

Administrative Assistant

Jamie Is our Virtual Administrative Assistant.  While you wont see her around the studio, she is always happy to help you sign up for our online curriculum and become a member of our circus community…

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Sonja Schulz

Sonja Schulz

Coach

Sonja Schulz is a dancer, aerialist, instructor, and trainer. She is originally from Elk Grove Village, IL…

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