The Collective

 

Suspended Gravity is a diverse group of performers who have come together to set the bar for circus in Nashville and abroad. We strive to provide events with next level quality and professionalism while maintaining expert safety standards. The Collective is a supportive environment where its members have a voice and work together to unlock their potential. 

 

 

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Suspended Gravity performers specialize in variety of apparatus and performance arts. 

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    Arachna Black    Longing for the athleticism she once experienced through soccer, Arachna decided to begin hooping in the Spring of 2011. Through this endeavor she was introduced to the amazing world of circus. This brief introduction soon led to an obsession, resulting in her exploration of the many facets of circus arts. In the Fall of 2011, she began training aerial silks, trapeze, and lyra under the guidance of Molly Graves of the Aerial Fabricators. Though she may not be found on the soccer field anymore, the dedication and discipline she learned through the years from the sport have enabled her to also thrive in her hoop and high in the air!

Arachna Black Longing for the athleticism she once experienced through soccer, Arachna decided to begin hooping in the Spring of 2011. Through this endeavor she was introduced to the amazing world of circus. This brief introduction soon led to an obsession, resulting in her exploration of the many facets of circus arts. In the Fall of 2011, she began training aerial silks, trapeze, and lyra under the guidance of Molly Graves of the Aerial Fabricators. Though she may not be found on the soccer field anymore, the dedication and discipline she learned through the years from the sport have enabled her to also thrive in her hoop and high in the air!

   Kellyn Laine   Following her passion for fitness, Kellyn began her ambitious aerial journey during the Fall of 2011. Since then, she has trained in silks, contortion, trapeze, and lyra under Aerial Fabricators in Nashville, TN. Being an artist at heart, she relates well with the desire to express creativity through different art forms.

Kellyn Laine Following her passion for fitness, Kellyn began her ambitious aerial journey during the Fall of 2011. Since then, she has trained in silks, contortion, trapeze, and lyra under Aerial Fabricators in Nashville, TN. Being an artist at heart, she relates well with the desire to express creativity through different art forms.

   Christy Rose   On a whim, Christy took her first pole class in 2009. Despite the bruises, she became determined to bend this steel cylinder to her will. A few years later she began dabbling in silks, trapeze, and lyra. With a background in ballet and modern dance, aerial arts seemed a natural ascension. Pole continues to be her apparatus of choice.  When she's on the ground, she spends her days as a physical therapist including taking care of other dancers. Christy currently teaches Fly Gym aerial fitness and pole classes at The Chrome Bar in Nashville. She also really loves rock-n-roll.

Christy Rose On a whim, Christy took her first pole class in 2009. Despite the bruises, she became determined to bend this steel cylinder to her will. A few years later she began dabbling in silks, trapeze, and lyra. With a background in ballet and modern dance, aerial arts seemed a natural ascension. Pole continues to be her apparatus of choice.

When she's on the ground, she spends her days as a physical therapist including taking care of other dancers. Christy currently teaches Fly Gym aerial fitness and pole classes at The Chrome Bar in Nashville. She also really loves rock-n-roll.

  Paige Muirhead   After dancing her way through school, Paige found her true passion as an aerialist in 2013. She trains aerial silks, aerial hammock, lyra, and hula hooping. The uniqueness, creativity, and strength that surrounds her daily life keeps Paige exploring the varieties of circus arts and falling in love with all of it. She has performed in various shows in Nashville, including the Sideshow Fringe Festival, Music City Burlesque, Tomato Arts Festival, and the Nashville Night Market. 

Paige Muirhead  After dancing her way through school, Paige found her true passion as an aerialist in 2013. She trains aerial silks, aerial hammock, lyra, and hula hooping. The uniqueness, creativity, and strength that surrounds her daily life keeps Paige exploring the varieties of circus arts and falling in love with all of it. She has performed in various shows in Nashville, including the Sideshow Fringe Festival, Music City Burlesque, Tomato Arts Festival, and the Nashville Night Market. 

    Patrick Gun     Patrick entered his movement career later in life than most but hit the ground running and in just over a year was performing for hundreds of people.  He has always been drawn to dance and movement as a way to convey stories and emotion. He loves to throw himself into character and share his experiences with an audience. Patrick's favored apparatus is rope (corde lisse) but is also adept in fabric and modern dance. He has performed with Music City Burlesque, Wassabasco, Vanderbilt Dance, Sideshow Fringe, and Oz Arts among others. He says his ideal life would consist of traveling to to find opportunities to learn and increase his skills and to share those with others.  

Patrick Gun  Patrick entered his movement career later in life than most but hit the ground running and in just over a year was performing for hundreds of people.  He has always been drawn to dance and movement as a way to convey stories and emotion. He loves to throw himself into character and share his experiences with an audience. Patrick's favored apparatus is rope (corde lisse) but is also adept in fabric and modern dance. He has performed with Music City Burlesque, Wassabasco, Vanderbilt Dance, Sideshow Fringe, and Oz Arts among others. He says his ideal life would consist of traveling to to find opportunities to learn and increase his skills and to share those with others.  

   Bailey Freeman   Bailey stumbled upon the aerial arts in the summer of 2014 and has been totally wrapped up in them (literally and figuratively) ever since. Over the years, she has trained at Bella Forza Fitness in Lexington, Kentucky, and at FALL and Miss Fit Academy in Nashville, Tennessee; Bailey has a soft spot for any apparatus involving silks (including aerial hammock/sling), and she is also currently studying lyra, rope and contemporary dance. For this aerialist, flying is a way of life: conquer fear, find strength, and move with passion.

Bailey Freeman Bailey stumbled upon the aerial arts in the summer of 2014 and has been totally wrapped up in them (literally and figuratively) ever since. Over the years, she has trained at Bella Forza Fitness in Lexington, Kentucky, and at FALL and Miss Fit Academy in Nashville, Tennessee; Bailey has a soft spot for any apparatus involving silks (including aerial hammock/sling), and she is also currently studying lyra, rope and contemporary dance. For this aerialist, flying is a way of life: conquer fear, find strength, and move with passion.

    Megan Bones   Megan has had a passion for dancing and a love of climbing things since she can remember. When she finally found a way to mix the two in aerial arts, she was home. Dance until death.

Megan Bones Megan has had a passion for dancing and a love of climbing things since she can remember. When she finally found a way to mix the two in aerial arts, she was home. Dance until death.

   Emilia Airheart   Without any prior dance or acrobatic background, Emilia took her first aerial silks class in Fall 2015 at abrasive Media. She was quickly hooked by the physical and cognitive challenge of the aerial arts, as well as by the unique creative outlet and potential for self-expression. She is happiest when upside-down and climbing things. Her primary apparatuses are silks and hammock/sling, but she also trains pole, lyra, and trapeze.

Emilia Airheart Without any prior dance or acrobatic background, Emilia took her first aerial silks class in Fall 2015 at abrasive Media. She was quickly hooked by the physical and cognitive challenge of the aerial arts, as well as by the unique creative outlet and potential for self-expression. She is happiest when upside-down and climbing things. Her primary apparatuses are silks and hammock/sling, but she also trains pole, lyra, and trapeze.

   Benni Croft    Benni’s beginnings in dance and theater go many years back. Theater, music, and dance have always been held close to her heart.  She expresses these passions in her adult life through Aerials, Hoop, and other related expressions of performance and dance.     

Benni Croft Benni’s beginnings in dance and theater go many years back. Theater, music, and dance have always been held close to her heart.  She expresses these passions in her adult life through Aerials, Hoop, and other related expressions of performance and dance.