For Zita

New mix tape; revisiting the music I’ve performed to as Zita the Aerialist. Thank you, Zita. You saved my life. (if player doesn’t load, please install/update flash) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Full Circle Zita

My signature (nude) aerial silks piece started as a homage to sexual relationship, to not giving up on loving someone, even when you get bucked off. The act began as a physical illustration of the struggle to shed the defenses that bind us, finding strength in being vulnerable, and how sex can contribute to the […]

Home for the holidays

Behold – video evidence of the show I co-directed and performed in last Friday, the Versatile arts staff show “Home for the Holidays”. This was a great production to be a part of, and also very stressful. We had one rehearsal before the show, which consisted almost entirely of addressing tech needs. Most of the […]

For the love of

What happens when an overworked artist gives herself food poisoning a few days before the gig that she’d planned to rehearse primarily in the days leading up to the event? Well, it means that you do all the rehearsal you’d planned in the afternoon before the evening gig – and this is what it looks […]

When I was just a little girl…

Want to help me flesh out some specifics from a scene in my newest show? Please respond with what immediately comes to mind when presented with the phrase “Inner Child”. Mine was: Inconvenient asshole.

The Tomb and the Womb: May 4, 2013

I am performing “Covering Lisa” and an adaptation of my signature aerial piece with the Floating Mountain Poets in their spring show entitled The Tomb and the Womb. BUY TICKETS Saturday, May 4 2013 at 8:00pm Tin Can Studio 3130 Airport Way S #510 Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 909-5744 Based on the poetry series “Death […]


When I was contemplating what I might call the most recent incarnation of my signature aerial act, (“Zita Begins” doesn’t really fit, now that I simply perform as myself without a persona) I thought about what the act represents for me at its core more than anything. These are the things I realized (and a […]


I’m slowly preparing for my performance on Friday, and been thinking about my act a lot. How it’s matured and shifted over the years, mostly in subtle and internal ways that only I have really noticed. How rarely I perform it and why that’s how it should be. How differently I view and judge my […]

The Mask

My choreography for my (public, and for charity) performance on the 22nd is basically already written, and basically always was. Though I haven’t had the chance to perform my favorite act very often, I know it like the curve of my own hip. I also know whatever changes I do make, or whatever snafu’s happen […]

Red Room Masquerade: Feb 22, 2013

What: I’m performing my signature aerial act on red silks. When: February 22 at 8:00pm Where: EM Fine Arts in Seattle, Washington, 410 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, Washington 98109 Why: Fundraising for the Center for Sex Positive Culture How: $25 general admission $50 VIP The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture Board of Directors will hold […]

R.I.P. Zita the Aerialist, 2004-2012

This year, more than most and less than some, has been a year of letting things go and allowing new things in. In that vein, it seems another identifying aspect of my life has come to a close. Once first recognizing mixed feelings regarding how to credit my aerial acts in “Embodied”, and after months […]

4 week Intro to Aerial: Starting Sept 9, 2012

Versatile Arts Just added another 4 week intro series to the calendar: Sundays at 3 pm starting 9/9 with me. Register at

And now for something completely different!

VA STAFF SHOW! Versatile Arts 7601 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103 Two nights, July 27 and 28. Doors at 7:30, show at 8 pm sharp. Cost is $16 in advance by credit card, $20 cash or check at the door. It’s time for the annual Versatile Arts staff show! This time, we challenged our […]

Tank Girl date Night, June 30

Who: Zita the Aerialist performs silks What: Tank Girl Date Night When: Saturday, June 30, 2012 · 7:30pm – 11:00pmm Where: Versatile Arts 7601 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98103 Cost: $5 donation at the door Door at 7:30, show at 8 pm, movie to follow. What says summertime better than a post-apocalyptic movie about […]

Aerial Introduction class: Sundays at 3pm!

I’ll be teaching an additional 4 week intro series this summer at Versatile Arts on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:30pm starting June 3rd. In this class, you will learn the basics of working on the trapeze, the rope, and the tissu. It will cover all the skills you need in order to join one of […]

Aerial Introduction class: Thursdays at 6:30!

I’ll be teaching the next intro series at Versatile Arts on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:00pm starting May 24th. In this class, you will learn the basics of working on the trapeze, the rope, and the tissu. It will cover all the skills you need in order to join one of our level 1 classes. […]

Aerial Improv Contest

Please join us for VA’s second not-quite-annual aerial improv competition! Aerialists of all levels will show off their ability to perform their choreography to a randomly-selected piece of music. Will they get Yanni, or Rammstein? Nobody knows until we hit that “random” button. Contestants get one free refusal, and after that they lose points for […]

Jim Duvall: Hung

Model/MUA: Courtnee Papastathis Photography/Rope: Jim Duvall Production Assistent: Sophia Sky

Faire 6/10

What: Zita the Aerialist, accompanied by cello and poetry When: Friday, June 10, beginning 9pm (I’ll be performing around 10:45) Where: Faire Gallery Cafe 206.652.0781 1351 E Olive Way Seattle, WA Cost: $5 donation suggested I’ll be performing aerial alongside the Floating Mountain Poets, accompanied by cello (YAY!!) and spoken word. Poets include kerry cox […]

RHoK, 6/3

Who: Zita the aerialist When: Friday June 3, 7-11pm Where: Georgetown Ballroom 5623 Airport Way S Cost: FREE! Reception details: There will be aerials, acrobalance, juggling, and sweet tunes interspersed with presentations from NASA, Google, GWOB, Microsoft, and Crisis Commons VIPs. Entrance is free but beer is not. Must be 21+ to attend the reception. […]

Four of my favorite words

“You blew my mind”. It’s most often difficult for me to accept that I have a fan base, and I think part of the reason I stay small is the fear surrounding embracing that and what kind of person that makes me. For me to think of myself as a person with fans… I just […]

Little Red Speakeasy, 5/13

What: Little Red Speakeasy When: Friday, May 13· 8:30pm – 12am Where: Hengst Studio 1506 Franklin Ave. E. Seattle, WA 98102 How: Cost is $20, RSVP to Jeff Hengst I am deeply pleased to be returning to LRS in its most distilled, raw formula to sing and perform my signature aerial act. You may […]

James Bond Date Night, Fri, May 27th

Who: Chimera What: Date Night at Versatil Arts When: Friday, May 27 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm Where: The Cathedral 7601 Greenwood Ave N, Suite 103 Seattle, WA You won’t know who to trust at this event teeming with secret agents and double-crossers. Our versions of 007 may not be skiing down the Alps with machine […]

Monster Art and Clothing Feb 12

Who: Monster Art and  Clothing in Ballard What: When: Saturday, Feb 12, 6:30 to 9:30 Where: 5000 20th Ave NW, Ballard I’ll be performing aerial in this awesome little clothing and art store for the Ballard Art Walk, Saturday Feb 12. Last time I was there was in Nov of 2009, and it was […]

How Art Saved My Life

“How Art Saved My Life” takes place in a collective mind space. The show is an amplified illustration of the moment in time where you stare into a black hole and choose life. The setting is the mind, in dreamspace, fantasy, plugged into the matrix, whatever you want to think of it. The stories told […]