Aerial dancer, site artist, and activist Jo Kreiter explains how she runs a dance company that gives voice to marginalized communities- through site specific aerial dance. In this interview she talks about how she runs her company, Flyaway Productions, and strategies she has developed through her ingenuity and creativity to create a meaningful body of work.

Jo’s Production Company, Flyaway Productions:


Original NYTimes Article that got me interested in Jo’s work:


Essie Justice Group (support for those with incarcerated loved ones)


Breakthrough Moments: Jo Kreiter – highlights of Jo’s work


WATCH Jo’s newest piece The Wait Room:


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This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between. Learn the backstage lives of those who flip, twist, sparkle, and shine under the big top.

Shannon McKenna is an internationally recognized circus performer and coach. For the past decade, she has been a freelance artist: giving workshops and classes across 7 countries and working on and backstage for both traditional and contemporary circus shows in the US, Portugal, Germany, and Australia. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration on post-modern physical theater (how’s that for a mouthful?). She founded The Artist Athlete in 2018 as a means to produce educational materials for aerial artists and a podcast in which she interviews experts in the circus industry about their careers. If you’re reading this, you’re probably listening to it. Thank you!

She currently lives in Atlanta, GA USA, but gravitates towards whichever circus community is the warmest.

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