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.

Our history

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

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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Kelsey Aicher

Kelsey Aicher

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…

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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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Samantha Davis

Samantha Davis

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…

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Melissa Jeanette

Melissa Jeanette

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…

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Georgeanna Layton

Georgeanna Layton

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…

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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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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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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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Community

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.

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Book Aerheart

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!

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