AERIALISTS OF NASHVILLE

On any day of the week, you can find Paige, Bailey and Heather flying gracefully over Nashville. They are aerialists – dancers who have amazing upper body strength and grace, who ply their talents 10-feet above the ground.

Bailey Freeman - Aerialist of Nashville - Aerial Rope

MEET THE AERIALISTS OF NASHVILLE

Paige Muirhead - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial Silks

Nashville is a town experiencing crazy growth in food and entertainment. It’s here the aerialist wave is following the city’s meteoric rise.

Heather McAlister - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial ring

These ladies are clearly committed aerialists; an activity that creates such a rush that  you could say they are addicted. And at the same time, they hold down regular careers to feed their silk-flying habit.

Paige Muirhead - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial Silks

They are artists in a collective called Suspended Gravity Circus. Along with their own special performances, they also work for hire putting on shows for a variety of events. Their recent productions include Wavelength at Kindling 2019, Night Out at Cheekwood, Supernatural at 21c Hotel, and Paris 1900 at the First Art Museum. 

Bailey Freeman - Aerialist of Nashville - Aerial Rope

The aerialist community is buzzing in Nashville – both as a fitness craze and an artistic craze. Those with a fear of heights need not apply. For the aerialist, it’s all about conquering fear, expressing passion, and finding strength.

Heather McAlister - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial ring

These ladies are artists; first they fly and spin from one beautiful pose to the next. The strength required to glide so effortlessly means these ladies are strong and skilled athletes. Gliding on a variety of apparatuses. 

Bailey Freeman - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial Rope

They climb, spin and fly with ease. Watching them is like watching an eagle fly. They make it all seem effortless.

Paige Muirhead - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial Silks

FOR THESE AERIALISTS, FLYING IS A WAY OF LIFE.

Bailey Freeman - Aerialists of Nashville

Aerialist Bailey Freeman, a travel writer by trade, has been perfecting her skills since the summer of 2014. She hated going to the gym so she got a Groupon to an aerialist studio. Today, Bailey focuses much of her energy on teaching aerial arts and training her own favorite apparatuses, aerial rope and hammock. 

Paige Muirhead - Aerialists of Nashville

Paige Muirhead found her passion for flying in 2013, shortly after moving back to Nashville from London. She’s a thrill seeker who grew up dancing. Her aerialist skills have lead to her teaching, performing, and producing aerial shows around Nashville. 

Heather McAlister - Aerialists of Nashville

Heather McAlister, trained as a dancer, has been an aerialist for three years.  She finds flying the perfect way to express her artistic side. She’s an expert on the ring; something the ladies refer to as the Ring of Torture, because of its unforgiving frame.

Paige Muirhead - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial Silks

Bailey Freeman - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial Rope

Aerial arts are growing everywhere, but it’s really thriving in Nashville. It was an honor to photograph these ladies who are great at what they do.

Heather McAlister - Aerialists of Nashville - Aerial Ring

Here’s to the high-flying ladies of Nashville.

Aerialists of Nashville

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