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Specializing in solo aerial hoop, fabric, corde lisse, flexibility, and dance.


  • Aerial Acrobatics: 2007-present

    • Kerri Kresinski, Chloe Axelrod, Leslie Tipton, Kristina Nekyia (Fit & Bendy, Los Angeles), Jaron Hollander

  • Classical ballet:

    • 15 years, company member of the Union County Youth Ballet for seven seasons (Monroe, NC)

  • Modern dance:

    • 5 years, University of North Carolina at Asheville

  • Bellydance:

    • 2 years, Fusion under Kristina Nekyia, Nekyia Dance SF, American Tribal Style with Onca O’ Leary of Baraka Mundi

  • Ballroom/Partnering Dance-

    • Lindy Hop and Blues

    • One season at Herrang Dance Camp under Frankie Manning and others (Herrang, Sweden)



  • Kinetic Arts Productions - “Salvage” 2015

    • dance choreographer, aerial hoop soloist

  • Circus Automatic - “Raised by Wolves” 2015

    • hoop soloist, water dance/handloop

  • Irish Aerial Dance Festival, Letterkenny, Ireland

    • June 2011-present, presented by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance

    • Aerial hoop, flexibility, corde lisse, choreography

  • Club Med Turks & Caicos, 2014

    • Guest artist and Aerial consultant

    • Solo aerial hoop performance


    • National Tour 2010, 2014

  • Vault Houston Festival of Aerial Arts 2014, 2015

    • Guest artist, solo aerial hoop 2014-2015

  • Creative Director/Performer- ICARUS: a full length aerial theatre piece

    • Presented by the New Orleans Fringe Festival, November, 2013

  • Creative Director- casting, concept, choreography, October 2013

    • CARNEVOLAR:  The Haunting, Presented by Emerald City Trapeze Arts

  • Co-choreographer/performer- ELEMENTS in collaboration with Natural Wings Aerial Dance

    • Perth, Western Australia, Port Credit, CA, Toronto, CA

    • Awarded the People's Choice Award 2013 Toronto Buskers Festival

  • Aerial Hoop choreographer- THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

    • Presented and performed by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance, Ireland 2013

  • RAW Artists featured performance, Seattle WA 2013, duo aerial hammock

    • awarded Seattle’s “Performing Artist of the Year”

  • Resident Aerialist- The Pink Door, Seattle, WA  2009-2013

  • Resident Aerialist- Supperclub, San Francisco Feb-March 2014

Rachel Strickland Vann



145 lbs

Eyes:  Green

Hair:  Blonde.  And a lot of it.

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