Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc.

Where are the Flyers?


18th International Aerial Dance Festival Showcase Performance
August 5-7, 2016 at the Dairy Arts Center. Tickets on sale now!

Wings & Strings - Nov. 5, 2016 - Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport
A gala event benefiting Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance and the Boulder Philharmonic in their 2017 trip to perform at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance and Ars Nova Singers present Inspire / Respire: Music in the Air
Nov. 17, 18, 19, 2016 - Dairy Arts Center; Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 pm; Sunday, 2 pm
Tickets: $25 or $20 for groups of 4, seniors, kids 12 & under

SHIFT Festival at The Kennedy Center - March 28th, 2017
The Boulder Philharmonic, with Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance, has been selected to participate in the 2017 SHIFT Festival on the mainstage at Kennedy Center.
Frequent Flyers will perform Aaron Copeland's iconic "Applachian Spring" with the BPO as part of their evening concert in the new weeklong SHIFT Festival, taking place at the Kennedy Center from March 27 through April 2, 2017. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and the Brooklyn-based ensemble, The Knights, were also chosen from a pool of exceptional submissions from orchestras across North America. The BPO and FFP performance is Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
This will be Frequent Flyers' first performance at the Kennedy Center.

Boulder Philharmonic and Frequent Flyers first partnered on "Appalachian Spring" in the Fall of 2013 at Macky Auditorium to a sold-out house. BPO conductor, Michael Butterman, also conducts for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra where Frequent Flyers performed "Appalachian Spring" again in February, 2015, to an extended standing ovation.

SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras is a weeklong spotlight on North American orchestras of all sizes that celebrates the vitality, unique identity, and extraordinary artistry of orchestras by creating an immersive festival experience in the nation's capital. It is the first significant collaboration between the Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts in their shared history. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $900,000 grant for the collaboration, of which $700,000 will be leveraged as matching funds for new gifts to support the program.

"It's every artists' dream to perform in our nation's capitol on such a prestigious and storied stage. We are awestruck and truly grateful to the Boulder Philharmonic for making this dream come true," stated Artistic Director, Nancy Smith.

"This opportunity to perform with the Boulder Phil at the Kennedy Center speaks to the quality of Frequent Flyers' extraordinary dancers in a beautiful piece of choreography, as well as the excellent musicianship of the Boulder Philharmonic and the arts in Boulder. It's very exciting to represent all of this through the SHIFT Festival," said Laura Blegen, Executive Director.


Where are the Flyers Guest Teaching?


As part of our Kids Who Fly programming, FFP teaches at Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy, Beach Court Elementary, and New Vista High School. Also students from Boulder Preparatory High School are joining us at the FF studio for classes.
Want to bring us to your school? Visit our Book Us page for more information.

Frequent Flyers Featured on PBS

PBS' Art District show features Frequent Flyers' Aerial Dance during the run of their show Mapping. Check out the video here

Nancy Smith also teaches Arts District host, Carrie Saldo, some aerial during FF's run of Mapping AND to let her know about upcoming shows for their calendar. Check out the video here

Where have the Flyers Been?


Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Anna Crusis Women's Choir July 5, 2016.

Supported by the Next Stage NOW, Frequent Flyers performed at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, June 26, 2016.

WAVE Festival in Breckenridge, CO - June 2-5, 2016
Frequent Flyers' professional company performed movement with light and sound installations at the festival.

Frequent Flyers Student Company Spring Season presented Moirai: Dance of the Zodiac April 29th and 30th and May 1st, 2016 at the Dairy Arts Center

Frequent Flyers taught classes for youth and performed in a culminating show in Del Norte, Colorado. April 25-29, 2016.
This was the company's second year working with the community in Del Norte.

Conjure Up! presented by Frequent Flyers professional company and the Longmont Museum
April 15-17, 2016. A collaboration with the museum, master illusionist Professor Phelyx, visual art, aerialists, and violinist Sandra Wong.

Frequent Flyers professional company joined the Dairy Arts Center's One Night Only "Conversations"
on March 30th, 2016. Aerial performances accompanied the evening's live music program.

"Spring Revival: a Night of Arts and Revelry"
FFP celebrated Boulder Arts Week March 27th,2016 at our Aerial Dance Studios in Boulder. The event featured live music by Xerephine, aerial and dance performances, poetry, and visual art-making.

Frequent Flyers professional company's "On-Site Flight,"
an exploration of dance for film using drone and static video, was chosen for Life in Motion: a Dance Film Festival in Denver on February 26th, 2016.

2015
FF Student Company's 12 Dreams of Flight at the Dairy Center for the Arts December 11-13th, 2015.
17th International Aerial Dance Festival 2015 - presented by Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance & The Dairy Center for the Arts - August 3-14, 2015, Boulder, CO.
FF Student Company's EarthAerial at the Dairy Arts Center, May 23 & 24
FF ProTraining Students culminating showcase - Fragments - at the Dairy Arts Center, May 22
Del Norte Teaching Residency and Performance - April 2015
Star Sailors - Professional Company at The Dairy Center for the Arts April 2015. See video on our Gallery page!
Appalachian Spring Louisiana Tour! - Performance with Louisiana composer, Paul Hayden, with the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra in Feb 2015, Shreveport, LA

2014
FF Student Company's Scrooge: A Holiday Flight! returned to The Dairy Center for the Arts, December 2014.
Theatre of the Vampires - Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance at Macky Auditorium on CU Campus, October 31, 2014
16th International Aerial Dance Festival - August 3-16 - Festival Showcase - August 8-10 at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
FF Professional Training Program Students' "Unveiled" May 3-4 at the Dairy Center for the Arts.
FF Student Company's "Fins and Feathers, We Fly Together" May 2-3 at the Dairy Center for the Arts.
The Bird House, May 2-4, 2014 at the Dairy Center for the Arts.
Frequent Flyers Nancy Smith and Danielle Garrison taught and performed at the Santa Barbara Ground to Air Festival at the end of February. It was a fabulous experience!
Crested Butte Residency: Frequent Flyers spent several days in lovely Crested Butte teaching and performing in March
Boulder Arts Week, Frequent Flyer Kim Townsend helped open up the first ever Boulder Arts week at the Dairy Center for the Arts Opening Reception


2013
Scrooge's Holiday Flight, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Reconstruction Experts Annual Holiday Party, Sports Authority Stadium, Denver, CO, USA
Todd Reed Jewelry Holiday Event, Todd Reed, Boulder, CO, USA
Appalachian Spring, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, USA
The Tattoo Project. Benefit for Boulder Flood Victims, The Laughing Goat, Boulder, CO, USA
Mapping with Stalker Theatre, CU's Atlas Black Box Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Longmont Open Arts Local Events, Artwalk Longmont, Longmont, CO, USA
Boulder Open Arts Festival, Pearl Street, Boulder, CO, USA
Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder, CO, USA
Bolder Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA
Aurora Academy Awards Ceremony, Aurora, CO, USA
There's an APP for That, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Cirque de Minuit, Ellie Caulkins Opera House Loft, Denver, CO, USA
Metamorphosis with Boulder Chorale and Kutandara Marima Experience, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Mountain Ridge High School Prom, Sports Authority Field, Mile High Club, Denver, CO, USA
Cherokee Trail High School Prom, Sports Authority Field, Mile High Club, Denver, CO, USA
MMMMMBoulder!, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Boulder International Film Festival Opening Night, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO, USA
Shine Event, Flatirons Church, Lafayette, CO, USA

2012
Ratcracker, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Cirque de Minuit, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA

2011
Ratcracker, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Fabulous Freaky Flyers and their Flying Machines, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO, USA

2010
Ratcracker, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA

2009
Swing into the Holidaze!, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Straighten Up and Fly Right! Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA

2008
Comic Book Heroes, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA

2007
Theatre of the Vampires, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, USA
Wingding! Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA

2006
SomeThings in the Air, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Carmina Burana, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO, USA

2005
Holiday Air Fare, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center of the Arts, Boulder, CO, USA
Formula 1 Closing Ceremonies, Cirque Du Soleil Headquarters, Montreal, CA
Dairy Air, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2004
Ratcracker, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
Denver Performing Arts Festival, Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver, CO
Swing, Swang, Swung, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2003
Ratcracker, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
Denver Performing Arts Festival, Denver Performing Arts Center, Denver, CO
Flight, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2002
Ratcracker, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
Flying by the Seat of our Pants, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2001
Theater of the Vampires, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO
Zero G and Counting, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

2000
Aerial Dance Festival, Charlotte York Irey Theater, Boulder, CO
Stellar Bodies Sonic Realms, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

1999
Theater of the Vampires, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Aerial Dance Festival Showcase, Charlotte York Irey Theater, Boulder, CO

1998
Swing Swing Swing, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO

1997
Theater of the Vampires, Macky Auditorium, Boulder, CO
Prism, Charlotte York Irey Theater, Boulder, CO

1996
Theater of the Vampires, Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO