Como Aerial Arts is a collective of aerial artists located in Columbia Missouri. Find out more about each of our artists below!
Hannah Henze began taking aerial lessons in 2014 and immediately fell in love. She worked to take classes as often as her schedule would allow and really found her passion in aerial art. With background in gymnastics, dance, and pole, aerial arts fit in perfectly. She continues practicing, performing, teaching, and learning through her aerial adventure. Recently she has decided to take on learning contortion, corde lisse, and flying trapeze, as well as working towards her teaching certificate in yoga. Hannah has a combined Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, and health science as well as two different minors in nuclear engineering. In addition to performing aerial arts, she works full time for the University and part-time teaching aerial and yoga. She has also introduced a yoga class with cats, volunteering her time to Second Chance to help bring awareness to the no-kill shelter and lead a community yoga class in the process!
In 2015 she performed for the Film Director’s Party at the True/False Film Festival, Les Bourgeois Collector’s Series Wine Party and Art Show, Blue Restaurant and Fresh Ideas Party, Peddler’s Jamboree, and has also performed for various EDM DJ’s as a gogo dancer including Bro Safari and Dirty Phonics. In 2016 she competed in the professional division for lyra at the Central Pole Championships in May, placing third and qualifying her to compete at the Pole and Aerial Sport Championships in Seattle in August. She also competed in open division lyra at the North American Pole Dance Championships in July where she received the Bronze Distinguished Performance Award. In 2018 she took home first place in Advanced Silks at the Aerialympics competition held in St. Louis MO.
Hannah has had the opportunity to train all of the world including the Dominican Republic and Russia where she trained with world class aerialists such as Pink Puma and Alexy Ishmaev.
Erin grew up in Redlands, CA and joined the All-American Youth Circus in 1992 when she was 9. She spent 8 years training in acrogymnastics, high wire, multiple and single trapeze, Spanish web, Lyra, aerial ribbon, handbalancing and was a trainer for swinging ladders. In 2001, she joined the American Acrobats, a professional troupe also located in Redlands, CA. She trained and performed aerial ribbon, poles, duo, single and bungee trapeze, Spanish web, duo balancing, Trio Girls, contortion and lyra all across the United States and Canada.
Some notable corporate events, trade shows and private parties include Honda, Symbol, Fuji Film, the premier of Spiderman, the unveiling of Reyataz, the Gemological Institute of America, the Playboy Mansion, Sea World San Diego and the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver, BC. She has also done been a stunt double on “Malcolm in the Middle” and stunt performer on “One on One” and a double for Jewel. Now she is very excited to be back into aerial and is dedicated to grow Como Aerial Arts, to teach others and to perform. http://www.imdb.me/erinjensen
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