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.

   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.

   Heather McAlister   Heather grew up dancing, but it started to fade from her life as she reached her twenties. Entering her thirties, she wanted to find a way to be creative and express herself through movement as she did with dance. In 2016, she started taking aerial silks classes at Abrasive Media in Nashville, TN and was hooked. Since then she has enjoyed training in aerial hammock, lyra, lollipop, and contortion. She looks forward to finding other apparatuses to play with.

Heather McAlister Heather grew up dancing, but it started to fade from her life as she reached her twenties. Entering her thirties, she wanted to find a way to be creative and express herself through movement as she did with dance. In 2016, she started taking aerial silks classes at Abrasive Media in Nashville, TN and was hooked. Since then she has enjoyed training in aerial hammock, lyra, lollipop, and contortion. She looks forward to finding other apparatuses to play with.

   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.

   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.

  Beth Anne Loosmore  In late 2014 Beth Anne took her first aerial silks class at abrasive media and hasn’t stopped since. After having a ballet career, she was looking for a way to keep moving and expressing her way through life, and the challenge of aerial work fit the bill. She has danced locally with Dance Theatre of Tennessee and Fall Dance. Beth Anne enjoys training on silks, hammock, lyra, and pole. She is also a licensed massage therapist.

Beth Anne Loosmore In late 2014 Beth Anne took her first aerial silks class at abrasive media and hasn’t stopped since. After having a ballet career, she was looking for a way to keep moving and expressing her way through life, and the challenge of aerial work fit the bill. She has danced locally with Dance Theatre of Tennessee and Fall Dance. Beth Anne enjoys training on silks, hammock, lyra, and pole. She is also a licensed massage therapist.

    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.

  Michael West Jr.  After growing up in Baltimore, MD, Michael moved South to begin his dance career as a second company member of Nashville Ballet. After two seasons of performing in productions such as Paul Vasterling's "Peter Pan", "Nashville's Nutcracker", and Salvatore Aiello's "Clowns and Others", Michael chose to explore what Nashville's contemporary dance scene has to offer and was introduced to aerial arts while working with contemporary dance company, FALL. Since then, Michael has become a certified yoga instructor and also teaches intermediate aerial classes at Miss Fit Academy.

Michael West Jr. After growing up in Baltimore, MD, Michael moved South to begin his dance career as a second company member of Nashville Ballet. After two seasons of performing in productions such as Paul Vasterling's "Peter Pan", "Nashville's Nutcracker", and Salvatore Aiello's "Clowns and Others", Michael chose to explore what Nashville's contemporary dance scene has to offer and was introduced to aerial arts while working with contemporary dance company, FALL. Since then, Michael has become a certified yoga instructor and also teaches intermediate aerial classes at Miss Fit Academy.