Family Friendly Saturday Performers

WELCOME TO THE STAGE OUR SATURDAY FAMILY FRIENDLY SHOW PERFORMERS. THE SHOW BEGINS AT 4:30 PM AT BLACKBOX THEATRE.

  • Sarah

    Deciding to fulfill childhood fascination with the aerialists in Cirque du Soleil, Sarah began training with Wise Fool New Mexico in 2014. A relocation to Asheville, NC introduced her to Empyrean Arts and it’s been a heavenly match since. Sarah loves performing on a variety of apparatuses including aerial silks, rope and sling as well

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  • Kat Saxon

    An aerialist born and raised in Athens, Georgia, Kat Saxon has been a dance trapeze artist for 10 years, and has been an instructor for 3 years with teacher training under Nimble Arts. Thanks to her start at Canopy Studio, Kat’s choreography and instruction is very much built upon modern dance and “story telling”. Circus

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  • SunFLOWer

    Danielle Nichole, also known as SunFLOWer, is an experienced flow artist with multiple props including fire manipulation, based out of Charlotte, NC. SunFLOWer is a part of two flow troupes in North Carolina. She is the founder of Metamorphosis Movement located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a performing artist for The FlowGrowth located in

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  • Starrmoon

    This will be Starrmoon’s 4th Bloom performance. After taking some time off she has been able to renew her love for the Lyra that she once had. Lyra was her first passion in aerial 7 years ago. She is very happy to have the passion and love to perform on it again. ig: Starr_moon_88

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  • Laura

    Laura has been practicing aerial arts for 8 years. While most of that time has been on silks, Laura found her spirit apparatus as soon as she tried sling for the first time, feeling at once at home and in love. Laura teaches Foundations classes at Bloom Movement Artistry and is thrilled to help students

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  • Harmony

    Harmony has been training aerial arts since 2017. She first fell in love with aerial silks and added Lyra into her training in 2018. She has performed a handful of times in student showcases and in Bloom Movement Artistry’s Critters and Tea production. When not in the air Harmony is spending time with her husband

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  • Tanya Jones

    Tanya found a love of performance and the arts at an early age. While she is most often found behind the keyboard, writing books that will ultimately end up on dusty, university library shelves, she sometimes likes to step into the spotlight. Typically, that is on the lyra bringing some of her favorite characters to

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  • Gigi

    My name is Gigi Paonessa and I am a Charlotte native. I started my aerial journey 2 years ago and would not trade it for the world. The circus community has helped mold me in so many ways. I have become comfortable in my own skin, and comfortable being me. I have met so many

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  • Kyle

    Just a kid who does circus for fun.

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  • Niad Dance Company Student Troupe

    The niad dance company student troupe is a dedicated group of advanced student dancers under the direction of Jaidra DuRant. Niad strives to honor the roots of MENAHT dance while seeking artistic wings through transnational and theatrical fusion. Troupe dances are choreographed by Jaidra and developed for the stage with a focus on artistic, creative,

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  • Casandra Newkirk

    Casandra is an aerialist who has been training in silks and lyra for almost 5 years, and recently added dance trapeze and straps to her list of apparatuses she is interested in! Casandra holds a PhD in Marine Biology and currently works by day as a scientist in a research laboratory at UNC Charlotte. She

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  • Kurason Creations

    Joshira has been an aerialist for 7 years and trapeze is her main apparatus. She has performed in Bloom twice before and absolutely loved the experience! She uses the name Kurason Creations to honor her Caribbean heritage; Kurason means “heart” in Papiamentu, the language spoken by Curaçao natives. She looks to put her full heart

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  • Untrapt

    Untrapt is comprised of Anna & Lauren, who met in 2019 in trapeze class. They decided to join forces in 2020 and give duo work a try. They both share a mutual love of just about all things aerial, dogs, fitness, and spiked seltzer. Anna has previously performed on the trapeze & lyra. Lauren has

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  • Mystic Tribal

    Mystic Tribal was formed in 2018, by instructor/director Kelly Burrell. Kelly has study Belly dance for 11yrs under nurmous teachers Mahsati Janan, Logan Novgrod (Body Lyrics Belly dance), and graduated from Meaghann Lynne’s HSSBD curriculum. Mystic Tribals goal is to find music that touches or makes us feel something and through choreography bring those feelings

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  • Mikhaela Ackerman

    Mikhaela Ackerman is a Charlotte, NC area local that has always loved theater and performing. After obtaining her yoga instructor certification back in 2018, she became interested in trying something more unique. Mikhaela discovered aerial arts in late 2019 and began learning silks and lyra. It proved to be an outlet for not only building

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  • Constance Boahn

    Constance is a proud member of GRITS (that’s girls raised in the south for y’all who don’t know). She was born in Charlotte, NC and currently lives in the triangle. She has been performing publicly since 2017, including the final three SparkCon CircusSpark shows, Carolina Circus Festival for the last two years, and many festivals

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  • Maria Acheson

    Maria has been practicing aerial arts for about 3 years, she had been searching for a creative outlet and when she found aerial she knew this was it. She began her journey on silks but quickly turned her attention to the magical trapeze. She also practices hammock and Lyra regularly. Over the years she has

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  • Molly

    My name is molly i’ve been doing aerial arts for 5 years Instagram aerialist_studio

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  • Autumn in October

    I started my aerial journey in 2017. I began with silks and about six months into my practice I tried Lyra and absolutely fell in love. I have been collecting bruises in weird places ever since! This is my first Bloom and I am so excited to share this experience with everyone! AutumnInOctober

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  • Marcus Octavius

    VJ, Percussionist, and Entertainer. The “One-Man Band” that is Marcus Octavius has been making hips wiggle and fans smile for 15+ years . the unique, mid-east based style of percussion, seasoned by performing with such talents as Jaidra Durant of Niad, Steve Atkins, Musik Karadeniz, and Valentine Wolfe among others. He has also in years

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  • Amani Lotus

    Amani Lotus is a belly dance troupe from Charlotte, consisting of Intermediate and Advanced students of Lotus Belly Dance. Tonight’s performance is a Datura Style inspired fusion belly dance piece choreographed by director, Iona. We’re grateful to the Bloom team for putting this together and the honor to dance!

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