Jennifer Drabik Pierce is the Director and Founder of Orlando Aerial Arts and Suspended Artistry. Jennifer has created a school that develops aspiring performers while also making circus arts accessible to the everyday person. Her programs build strong bodies and are resilient challenging each student to grow at their own pace and develop the ability to create art of their own.
Jennifer specializes in high-level artistic coaching and act development; helping artists develop their individual voice as an artist and fill their professional and performance-based toolbox. She coaches artists to find their unique strengths and to be able to be adaptable and be great collaborators in the professional performance field.
Jennifer is classically trained in ballet, jazz, and modern dance and was introduced to circus arts while touring as a professional dancer. She fell in love with the art itself as well as her ability to take ownership of her career as an independent artist. Her formal circus arts instruction began with private coaching from Olympic gymnast, Lance Reginald, and the Toronto School of Circus Arts. Jennifer has toured the world as a dancer, featured aerialist, and a headlining aerial act on cruise ships. As an artist and coach, Jennifer blends her love of all forms of dance, theatrical flair, laser-focused technique, and emotive storytelling.
In addition to overseeing Orlando Aerial Arts, Jennifer is a keynote speaker and personal coach, helping others discover their individual gifts, make bold choices, and create a life they love to live, one step at a time.