By Carmen Curtis, Owner and Managing Director of The Aerial Studio
Founder and Creator of AiReal Yoga
Yogi and Mom to the two best kids in the world:)
Ever wondered about who owns the studio or what I did before Gregg & I opened the studio?
I started out as a gymnast, and received a full ride scholarship to UCLA where we won the NCAA National Gymnastics Championship in 1997.
While at UCLA I also trained to be a personal trainer and started taking yoga.
After college I moved to NYC to perform with the show De La Guarda. This led to me touring around the world.
De La Guarda was the thrilling off-Broadway aerial show Gregg and I both performed and toured with:
This was one of my fave acts to do:)
After De LaGuarda, I co-founded AiRealistic, an aerial performance and rigging company. If you go to airealistic.com you'll see videos of our work. These are some of the pieces I have helped, create, develop and perform.
- Andre Chenier Pastorelle was an opera in Austria
- Spinning Ring was also an act I developed for the Opera Andre Chenier in Austria
- Dancing with the Stars I performed in, awesome split screen of the aerial dancers and riggers.
- LA Philharmonic
Franco Dragone asked me to help create a new show for him, Le Reve at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas.
Le Reve, http://dragone.com/en/shows/le-reve#the-show
I was a part of the research and development of this show, helped create the aerial acts and was the dance captain and performer for many years.
These are just a few fun videos and images to get a sense of where aerial and acrobatics have taken me. Most recently I've recently finished production on MTV's new show Beyond Dance, so stay tuned!