Join us for an aerial-dance production exploring the places and people we call home. Funny, touching and brimming with love and hope, everyone is bound to see themselves and their families in this unique performance. Using dance trapeze, hammock, lyra, contortion and hand balancing, our dancers will transport you to a place deeply familiar, yet utterly new.

Saturday May 13 at 7PM (evening)
Sunday May 14 at 2PM (matinee)


Maui Pro-Arts
Azeka Plaze – Makai/Ocean Side
1280 South Kihei Road
Kihei, HI 96753



Would you like to sponsor this show and help support local artists?
Contact Heather – click here to email.

If you are uncertain of your level, please contact us for help in placing you in the right class!

All one-hour classes include a 5-10 minute warm up, 40 minutes of skill and technique work, 5-8 minutes of free time to work specific skills, and a cool down. Choreography classes are 75 minutes and the series concludes with a showcase.

Silks Foundations

No experience necessary to join and a great option for those who don’t feel ready to make the longer commitment to a level 1/1.5 silks class. This is an intro to the intro class! In 4 weeks students will learn very basic knot and foot lock work from the ground.

Silks Level 1

No experience necessary to join. This class is perfect for students who are new to aerial silks, for those who have some experience with silks but who are still beginners, or for those who are trying to master Level 1 skills from a climb. Students will learn climbs, inversions and skills in the knot, foot locks, and sequences on the ground and in the air.

Silks Level 2

Pre-requisites include climbing, foot locks from a climb, ability to link together multiple skills in the air (inversions helpful but not required). Students must be able to execute certain skills (Circus and Russian climb, single foot skills in air, double foot lock skills in air, Rebecca Split sequence from a climb).

This class will teach hip keys, belays, cross-back straddles, inversions, and closed and slack drops, and new sequences and phrases all while improving technique and building strength.

Silks Level 3

Pre-requisites include inverts and knowledge of same-side hook and opposite-side hook, hip keys, belays, beginner drops (saltos, slack drops, or other closed drops) foot lock skills, and competence in level 1 and 2 skills, or approval by an instructor.

Students will learn more complicated skills, sequences and drops, will be challenged to combine skills in new ways with new pathways, and will be introduced to new phrases to challenge their technique.

Hammock Level 1

No experience necessary.

In this class students will learn how to get into the hammock and how to execute basic hammock inversions and skills.

Hammock Level 2

Pre-requisites include knowledge of hammock basics and the ability to invert multiple times during class.

In this class students will learn more complicated skills, wraps and choreography in addition to drops.

Dance Trapeze Level 1

No experience necessary. In this class students will learn basic trapeze skills such as how to mount the bar, proper technique and form, how to execute basic skills, and will build strength and flexibility. Perfect for those totally new to aerial arts or those with minimal experience.

Dance Trapeze Level 2 & 3

Pre-requisites include previous trapeze experience and the ability to invert under the bar in addition to basic skills (knee hangs, mermaid, gazelle, dolphin, flag, amazon, etc.)

In this class students will learn more difficult skills and sequences and more complicated line work, rotations, spins (if they like spinning)

Our first annual holiday cabaret was a wicked sexy success!

Maui Aerial Arts is pleased to announce that we have expanded our studio space!

We now have twice as much training space and can offer more classes and workshops! Visit our website homepage for all new class announcements and follow us on Instagram for studio updates.

We won’t let COVID stop us from creating circus and our newest show is coming to you on a screen of your choice!

Maui Aerial Arts is proud to present a new kind of circus, from our isolation to yours.

Our newest product — touch — is a multidisciplinary online circus show created in quarantine. One ticket will give you 48 hours of access to this innovative show which will include original songs, trapeze, silks, tree dance, lyra, juggling, chair, rope, yoga swing, and underwater dance.

Centering around the theme of “touch” our artists will be performing in the intimacy and isolation of their homes or outdoor spaces.

SHOW DATES: The show will go online Friday May 29, 2020 at 9PM HST. Show access ends on Sunday May 31, 2020 at 9 PM HST.

Watch the trailer

Posted by Maui Aerial Arts on Sunday, May 17, 2020

new maui aerial training studio

Maui Aerial arts is opening its very own studio in Haiku at Haiku Marketplace!

We are excited to offer:

  • after school aerial classes for kids
  • aerial classes for adults
  • aerial yoga classes
  • stretching and flexibility classes
  • dance classes
  • aerial summer camps and more!

We will offer more open gyms each week and more workshops than ever before.

Our official schedule will be coming out in March and we look forward to sharing it with you! We will have a full schedule of classes starting in April.

Mahalo for sharing the word and training with Maui Aerial Arts!

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We are excited to announce that Maui Aerial Arts and Airmaid Productions will debut our first feature length aerial production on Saturday, November 17th, 7pm.  This show is the first of its kind on Maui and it will be a ONE NIGHT ONLY performance so put it in your calendar now!

Learn more about the show and us in this excellent profile by Michael Pulliam of the Maui Times

The Map of Leaving features 13 performers from Maui, the Big Island, & Oahu who have come together to tell stories through their artistic disciplines, including a mix of aerial acrobatics on trapeze, rope, lyra, silks, hammock, and cube, as well as dance reprises and partner acrobatic acts.

The title of the show comes from Jack Heflin’s collection of poetry which examines the wonderful terribleness of life.  Excerpts of his work will help to fuel the show.

This show will be a great experience for those interested in storytelling through movement.  While surveying universal themes, we will take you on a journey of the memories of the past, the intimacy of the now, and the aspirations of the future.  How is a life understood?  How do we define ourselves?  Our stories are not just about where we are going, but also about the emotions, people, expectations, and places that we leave behind.

We welcome an audience of 12+ years for this show.  Tickets on sale at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center website.

We will be actively raising money to help us with the expenses of this self-produced show.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact us at

We are proud to have Down the Hatch, Vertical Art Dance, FuzionFit, Dazzle Maui, SilverTree Films, and Kato Construction as some of our generous sponsors!

Maui Aerial Arts is excited to perform at the upcoming “Lost in Reverie” aerial circus show at the Art Zone.  Heather will be debuting a new trapeze act.  There is a matinee performance at 4pm and an evening performance at 7pm.  BYOB and light pupus from Fish Food Hawaii  — join us for a night of aerial and fun featuring silks, lyra, sling, and trapeze.

Maui Aerial Arts was thrilled to be part of Adaptation Dance Theatre’s Dance Maui 2017.   Dance Maui  brings together the many culturally-diverse dance organizations of Maui and gives them a platform to present their art as one dance community.  The festival was a beautiful display of dance and culture on Maui and we were so inspired by the talent and passion of the dancers.  Check out Paul Janes-Brown review here.

Dance Maui Photos

Photo Credit: Chelsea Fine

We are honored to perform at the annual fundraising gala for Na Wahine Ho’omana on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Na Wahine Ho`omana has been helping the women of South Maui flourish to their greatest potential since 2014 by providing education on health and wellness, supporting women with groups and shared meeting space, and empowering women to make life-enhancing choices.

Na Wahine Ho’omana’s 2017 “Women Just Wanna Have Fun” 2nd annual gala fundraiser will be emceed by the one and only Kathy Collins! This year’s theme is “Wahine Hawaiian Style” and the evening will feature an award-winning buffet dinner by Chef Eddie Munoz, a fashion show with local wahine wearing fashions from local women designers and boutiques, the vibrant sounds of Gina Martinelli & band, the gravity-defying grace of Maui Aerial Arts, women-owned business vendors, a silent auction, special guest V.I.P.s, Hawaiian entertainment by Arlie-Avery Asiu & Anthony Pfluke, Na Kui, Kai Kuanie and DJ music for dancing afterwards!

Tickets are on sale NOW! Reserve today!

Maui Aerial Arts is thrilled to performing at the 2017 Maui Whale Festival on Saturday, February 18 at Kalama Park.  We will be near the Keiki stage performing at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm.  Come check out on Lani Thur-Fine, Clover Love, and Heather Booth on silks, lyra, and trapeze!

World Whale Day Celebrations, presented by Pacific Whale Foundation, raise awareness and support to protect humpback whales and their ocean habitat.  Voted “Best Community Festival” on Maui, the Maui Whale Festival expects over 20,000 Maui residents and visitors are expected attend this year’s festivities.  Join us for the Parade of Whales, live music, keiki carnival, ‘ono local foods, Made on Maui Fair, and more.

There is a $5 cash only entrance fee to attend World Whale Day 2017 at Kalama Park. Keiki 12 and under are FREE. Food and activities within the park require scrip, which will be available for purchase on site. ATM’s will be stationed adjacent to both park entrances.

Find out more about the Maui Whale Festival.







Maui Aerial Arts is excited to perform its’ new show “FADO” as part of the Maui Fringe Festival on Saturday, January 21 at 6:30pm at the historic Iao Theatre.  FADO is an aerial-driven show that examines the transformative powers of grief.

For more information see: Maui Fringe Festival

We are excited to perform at Dance Maui on Saturday, November 12 at 2pm.   Dance Maui is an effort to grow and sustain the community of dance and art on Maui.

Join us on November 12, 2016 for the 2nd annual Dance Maui festival featuring professional dance artists and student organizations from all over the island. It will be a multi-cultural, family friendly, outdoor celebration of dance!

Food and drink will be available for purchase from Gypsy Maui Food TruckVitali-Tea Kombucha Co., and Adaptations Dance Theater’s fundraising Bake Sale; Vegan, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free options will be available.

It is open grass seating, so remember to bring a beach chair or blanket!  Age 10 and under get in free and tickets for 11 and older at $12.  Buy your ticket online and use the promotional code aerialarts to help support Maui Aerial Arts.


Lani and Christine represented Maui Aerial Arts at our first performance on Maui on July 6, 2016 at Sugarbeach Events. Accompanied by live music and a beautiful sunset, Lani and Christine’s performances created a magical evening for all. We are thankful for the invitation to perform and look forward to many more performances. Thank you Marina and Sugarbeach Events!

Testimonial:  “We hired Maui Aerial Arts for our open house and were so impressed! The two acrobats provided seamless performances using lyra and silks between our existing palm trees. Correspondence with the company was very easy, they even allowed me to choose the costume designs and songs for the girls to choreograph to as we incorporated live musicians. Our guests raved about the acrobatics which really enhanced the overall event. I highly recommend hiring Maui Aerial Arts for your next event and am looking forward to our next experience.”
-Marina Scott, Event Planner,  Sugar Beach Events
Photo credit: Thomas Kane                                  Photo credit:  Driftwood Films

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Maui Aerial

Aerial Silk in MauiWhat makes many an aerialist’s heart race, palms sweat and pupils dilate?
A 27 foot, freshly rigged, and washed SILK!

It’s up at FuzionFit and ready for you to take a class.

Or maybe you want a private lesson? You can take one of those too!

Just don’t delay because life is short.



A Lyra (also known as an aerial hoop) is a circular steel apparatus (much like a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which performers perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging. Read more

Heather taught a 4 day acrobalance workshop at the Waldorf High School in Makawao.

The workshop was specifically designed to integrate with “Social Issues” week which included discussions on gender, sexuality, and communication.  Heather developed the workshop with a focus on the importance of touch, teamwork, communication, and building community through circus arts.

Heather is available to teach workshops in grammar and high schools, as well as team building workshops for businesses. Contact her for info.

Commonly Asked Beginner’s Questions
How strong do I need to be to begin training aerials?
The quick answer–you don’t need any amount of upper body strength to begin training aerials–that said the stronger you are, the easier it will be for you to progress quickly. Read more

Static trapeze, also known as fixed trapeze, is a type of circus art performed on the trapeze. In contrast to the other forms of trapeze, on static trapeze the bars and ropes mainly stay in place.

Lyra and Trapeze Combo Class – Level I
Thursdays – 12:00 – 1:15

This class will focus on the foundational skills of trapeze (double and single point) and lyra.  Students will work hangs, poses under and on the bar, basic inversions and balances, and spinning in a safe environment.  Start low to the ground and work your way up!


For more information, please visit FuzionFit.

For private lessons, please email