Spectre grew up on a farm in Snow Hill, MD, and trained classical ballet and pointe at Salisbury Academy of Dance and Eastern Shore Ballet Theatre from a young age. Her dedication to the art led her to East Carolina University, where she fell in love with modern dance and first began choreographing her own work while completing a degree in dance performance. This lifelong passion for movement reached new heights when she first came across aerial dance in 2015. Spectre quickly attained skill and fluidity on lyra, straps, and rope, but her first and deepest love continues to be her darling silks.
No matter the movement medium, Spectre’s style is characterized by an uncanny ability to seemingly slow and thicken time itself as she stretches and spindles her limbs into endless, elegant lines. The power and sheer technical polish of her methodical movements gives her performances a hypnotic, unearthly quality, whether she is racking her arms into wings on the ground or recreating the classic, balletic shapes of The Swan weightlessly in the air.
Since moving to Charlotte, Spectre has performed with a whole host of dance companies, including Kinetic Works, THE MARK, and Taproot CLT performing arts ensemble. She has glitzed up the Charlotte Hornets’ halftimes as a Hive Flyer company aerialist and she has graced the stages of festivals including Loose Leaves, BOOM Charlotte, Charlotte Dance Festival, Charlotte New Music Festival, Bloom, Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, and LadyfestCLT. In addition to her prolific performing career in Charlotte, Spectre also teaches aerial silks to eager students at her home studio of Aerial CLT.
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