Jennifer Drabik-Pierce -Owner & Artistic Director
Jennifer has been performing professionally and touring the globe as a dancer, featured Aerialist, and a Headlining Aerial Act since she was 16. As an aerialist, Jennifer blends her love of all forms of dance while adding a touch of theatrical flair. Her aerial instruction began with private coaching from Olympic Gymnast, Lance Reginald; she continued to be coached by artists from Cirque du Soleil and the critically acclaimed Toronto School of Circus Arts. Some of Jennifer's performance highlights include Superbowl XXXIII, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Fidelity, Alzheimer's Foundation, Blackberry, Tavistock Cup, Opening for John Mayer, and performing with AntiGravity. Jennifer has entertained celebrities such as John Travolta and Carmen Elektra. Jennifer founded Orlando Aerial Arts in 2008 with a vision of providing education in the aerial arts for anyone from the everyday person to the aspiring professional. Most recently her students and her dedication to the art of performance have inspired her to form the Orlando Aerial Arts performing company, Suspended Artistry.
Jennifer Gutowski – IT’S OUR PLAY TIME! Instructor
Jennifer has been teaching dance, creative movement, Mommy & Me classes, basic tumbling, and musical theater for 18 years. She has also performed in shows and parades at Walt Disney world, prior to her role as Raggedy Ann at FAO Schwarz where she wrote and performed monthly interactive parent/child shows and assisted with entertainment for all special events held at the store and within the community. Jennifer has performed at Orlando Magic games, N Sync's challenge For the Children events, Macy's, Gaylord Palms, Dick Bachelor's Run for the Children, as well as Cirque du Soleil. She is a company member of the Orlando Aerial Arts performing group "Suspended Artistry," has USA Gymnastic Safety Certification, and is a Certified Meditation instructor.
Victoria Miller Gathman
Victoria Miller Gathman has been practicing Aerial Arts, for 12 years, performing professionally for 4 years, and teaching for 4 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with an emphasis in both performance and technical theatre. She currently works full-time at Cirque du Soleil, la Nouba, as a Stunt Rigger and Lighting Technician. She has several rigging certifications, including: Competent Persons by Gravitech, OSHA10, Controlled Descent and Rescue by Ropeworks, & is CPR certified. She is an active company member of “Suspended Artistry.”