Arachne Aerial Arts

screenshot-of-andrea-burkholderCombining the artistry of dance with the drama of aerial acrobatics, Arachne Aerial Arts specializes in high impact duo performance for theaters, museums, galleries and events. The DC-based company performs from rafters throughout the region and has received praise from critics, clients and audiences alike, including awards from Metro DC Dance and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

Co-directors Andrea Burkholder and Sharon Witting began flying together in 2000 and have continued their intensive training at the New England Center for Circus Arts with Elsie Smith and Serenity Smith Forchion, former members of Cirque du Soleil.

When not on stage, the company offers special workshops and ongoing aerial instruction for students of all abilities.