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Ashley Smith
Ashley Smith formally started her education in the arts in the year 2007 as a professional dancer and then made her way into the world of circus. She received a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Colorado and then completed the Professional Training Program for Aerial Arts at Frequent Flyers in Boulder, Colorado. Ashley has performed all around the states with MOTH Poetic Circus, Iluminar Aerial, Aerial Dreamworks, and Frequent Flyers Inc. Alongside her duo trapeze partner Daniel Nolasco, she is the winner of Best Artistic Award at the Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival in Denver, CO. For the last three years Ashley has performed solo and duo work on board the German cruise line, Mein Schiff TUI Cruises. In addition to her life as a circus artist she loves dancing, climbing, and exploring new places.

Bailey Freeman
Bailey Freeman specializes in aerial rope, hammock and silks, along with chair acrobatics and veil poi. Since starting her aerial journey in 2014, she has trained at Sora Aerial Arts, Miss Fit Academy, FALL Aerial Arts and several other studios around the world, and she has studied aerial pedagogy under Paper Doll Militia. She began teaching hammock and silks in 2018, and she is thrilled to be a part of Nashville's first resident aerial rope program. Bailey is a member of the Nashville-based circus artist collective Suspended Gravity, where she performs and works in live event production, dance installation design and act creation. Outside of circus, she enjoys painting, traveling, hiking and camping.

Cassidy Slabaugh
Cassidy Slabaugh makes a living as a Graduate Program Coordinator for the Electrical and Computer Science Department at Vanderbilt University and loves the higher education environment! In her free time, she enjoys being active through all the circus arts, rock climbing, and exploring the outdoors. Cassidy is an enneagram 7 / ENFP / Leo, if those mean anything to you. She loves making music, great iced lattes, watching true crime, and learning about science and theology.

Chelsea Gibbons
Chelsea Gibbons specializes in Flying Trapeze as both a flyer and a catcher, as well as aerial silks, hammock and chains. She began as a competitive ice skater and trampoline and tumbler, then transitioned into circus at Club Med, spending nearly 7 years teaching and performing circus in Club Med Resorts around the world. She has also worked at Momentum Academy in Port Saint Lucie, FL and iFly Trapeze in Long Island, NY. Chelsea is currently in graduate school at Belmont University.

Jack Crawford
Jack Crawford (she/her) is a Nashville-based aerial performer and teaching artist. She grew up in San Francisco where she studied ballet at the San Francisco Ballet School and began her circus training at AcroSports and the Circus Center. Jack taught previously at Aerial Arts NYC and has run the aerial program at the Northern California circus summer program Camp Winnarainbow. In addition to her aerial career, Jack is an art historian with a BA from Barnard College and is completing her PhD from the City University of New York. Jack specializes in aerial rope, silks, and trapeze as well as lyra and hammock and is available for private and group lessons on any of these apparatuses.

Kristen Teffeteller
Kristen Teffeteller - “tiny, mighty, and caffeinated” - spreads her love of circus & dance via her acrobatic dance and circus arts classes in the Middle Tennessee area. She is a Certified Acrobatic Arts Instructor, professionally trained circus artist and coach. Her specialities are Acrobatic Dance, Hula Hoops, Cyr Wheel, Aerial Fabric, and Trapeze. Kristen’s artistic training includes graduation from the Professional Program at New England Center for Circus Arts (2014); 10+ years training hula hoop and aerial arts; and 13 years combined in dance and multiple instruments. When not teaching, Kristen performs regularly across the country in various productions, and enjoys rock concerts, roller skating, outdoor exploration, and science fiction/fantasy.

Paige Muirhead
Paige Muirhead danced throughout her childhood, but found her true passion as an aerialist in 2013 as a beginner fabric student. Now she enjoys seeing the same enthusiasm in her students and helping them achieve their goals. She trains aerial silks, aerial hammock, lyra and continues exploring the varieties of circus arts. Paige Muirhead is a member and co-producer for Suspended Gravity, a Nashville-based circus artist collective

Yuki recently moved to Nashville from her home town Saskatoon SK, Canada. On the ice from the age of 2, Yuki was a Competitive Figure Skater. After her competitive career she pursued her dream to perform as a Professional Figure Skater. She performed around the world on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines for 5 years as an Adagio Pair Skater. After retiring from her performing career, Yuki and her husband decided to settle in Los Angeles, CA where she discovered aerial arts. Yuki found a new passion for performing and teaching through aerial. She completed her aerial teacher training certifications through NECCA as well as other accredited aerial certifications from various countries. Yuki opened Saskatchewan’s first aerial arts studio of it’s kind in 2013 and has over 7 years experience teaching Aerial Silks, Lyra, Hammock and AntiGravity® Yoga for all ages and levels. Yuki’s excited to share her passion for aerial arts and can’t wait to meet the aerial community in Nashville.