UpComing shows


2018 San Francisco Aerial Arts Festival, August 10-12

12 (noon) to 10 pm ....many shows to choose from

Fort Mason, SF Tickets are not yet on sale

The Bay Area’s only festival with a focus on aerial artistry, bringing regional, national and international established and emerging artists for three days of action-packed performances, panels and workshops.

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An explosion of creativity has reinvented aerial performance. A new generation of artists bursting with innovative imagination and extraordinary skills have given birth to one of the most incredible and visceral art forms of the 21st century. 

Artists from a broad spectrum of backgrounds are re-imagining, re-shaping and re-inventing what has traditionally been the province of circus alone. A breathtaking array of new performers with influences that range from Balanchine to Burning Man are stunning audiences around the world. We aim to bring that explosive energy together in a sensational festival unlike any other. 

Line up includes: Acrobatic Conundrum; Alex Allan; Azraa Muhammad & Meléa Emunah;  BANDALOOP, Beth Clarke, Caroline Wright & Xochitl Sosa; Felicity Hesed;  Helen Wicks and Katelyn Hane; Jessica Curl Rose & Andrea Keene; Kameko Shibata; Sierra Camille; Sonya Smith & Bianca Cabrera; UpSwing Aerial Dance Company and Veronica Blair


Wednesday, MAY 2: What's Up!? Performance


7-8PM, Studio 12, 2525 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA

General Seating

UpSwing Aerial Dance Company & students take flight on May 2 in a one hour studio showing that explores the magic of dancing on the floor and into the air.  We will be dancing on the wall, in the air and everywhere in between.   Celebrate National Dance Week with the boundary-pushing art of contemporary aerial dance. 

Wednesday, fEBRUARY 14:  rED - Love is in the Air


7 PM, STUDIO 12, 2525 Eighth Street, Berkeley

General Seating

Celebrate Valentines Day with this one of a kind aerial performance pairing the award winning Rainy Day Chocolates with UpSwing's most loved aerial dances. Bay Area premier of "Origin of Happiness" - two dancers explore their relationship with, for and through each other as the discover just how much they are literally attached to each other.  This intimate performance includes the pairing of handcrafted, award winning chocolate truffles and treats especially paired to each dance. Your tix includes a box of chocolates to enjoy during the show.

UpSwing Company dancers performing in this evening event are Alissa Soto, Helium Valentine, Helen Fitanides, and Kirstin Brown. 

$26 adults/ $16 kids 17 years & under

Box office opens at 6:30 PM


Winter Solstice


Open to public to watch, performance at end of day. Audience interaction. Reception\


"Blue" an new show that takes us through life. It is a piece of mind, it is up and down and round and rounds. it go through life you must go through it. Blues is life.


TBA:  Atmospheres

A new direction for UpSwing performances. Currently in development.


Sometimes you just want to make a show but life takes you in another direction. You can still support UpSwing Aerial Dance Company and the help support our ability to continue to bring great quality dancing & shows by buying a "non seat" ticket!

non tix donation