About Aerheart KC Circus Co.
As a humbled group of passionate artists and collaborators, it is our aim to not only showcase imaginative and daring work but to also connect with you, our audience. We do this through intention, emotion, and storytelling behind everything we present whether it’s for a KC event or for the stage lights. Don’t miss our self-produced Fall show, coming in November.
KC Aerial Arts has been providing professional entertainment since 2013 (then known as “Lucia Aerial,” founded by Jenny Prohaska) with the intention of spreading a sense of wonder and awe. Under the ownership of Daniel Parks and direction of Kelsey Aicher, Aerheart moves forward with the same intention to inspire and empower our Kansas City community through the art of circus performance.
Meet the team
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…
Artistic Director | 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…
Silks Head Coach I Marketing | Aerheart Company Member
Samantha is a St. Louis native who grew up dancing and first discovered aerial silks during post-college nomading in Thailand…
Coach | Aerheart Company Member
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…
Rope 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…
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…
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…
Using aerial arts to give back is very important to us. For KC Fringe Festival ‘18, we joined VidaDance in their collaboration with anti-trafficking organizations to present RISE, a difficult story based on truth. Furthermore, Aerheart is pleased to contribute to events that support Royals Charities, KidsTLC, The Kansas City Zoo and more.
We can liven up your venue’s atmosphere, provide feature entertainment, or even collaborate with other artists to make your next event stand out. Not sure what you want? We can help with that too!