The Journal Feature: The Circus is in Town

This article focuses on giving credit to the growing aerial arts community as why locals are picking up skills typically reserved for the circus.

Article Excerpt: Elias-Emery founded Xelias more than a decade ago, borrowing the name of the school from an old circus performance troupe of hers, which combined her last name with the heroine of “Xena: Warrior Princess.”

Back then, the professional aerial arts performer was clad in a fur getup and performing around the world. Now she splits her time teaching kids as young as 4 at Xelias and working with young adults at the University of Minnesota to perform on trapeze, ropes, silks and hoops, also known as lyra.

You can read the full article here.

Photo of class at Xelias
Photo of a class at Xelias
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