Watch humans fly and be amazed by the beauty, skill and athleticism of this performance group in action! Xelias is an aerial performance troupe capable of creating background entertainment or full shows to meet each individual client’s needs.
The popularity of “Cirque” style entertainment has swept the country and Xelias can bring that magical, mystical, amazing, modern circus feel to your next event. Xelias makes a very strong visual statement and stamps your event as memorable.
Meg Elias-Emery is the Founder and Director of Xelias Aerial Arts Studio, where in addition to coaching aspiring aerialists, she creates performance pieces along with her aerial company members. Meg‘s interest in aerial arts has taken her around the world in over two decades of performing, teaching and choreographing. Most recently she completed the circle by bringing her daughter Aerial, along with other Xelias Aerial Arts families, back to her roots in San Francisco for the American Youth Circus Organization to perform and train.
A veteran artist of cruise ships, fairs, festivals, theaters and corporate work, Meg has also participated in performance art experiences in New York City, San Francisco and Minneapolis, as well as spending three years performing with Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Baileys Circus where she met her husband, Sean the “Clown”. For the past several years Meg has taught circus arts at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program.
When not creating or coaching with Xelias, Meg can be found having backyard campfires with husband Sean.
“Xelias put on a great performance Friday night. I have received compliments non stop!”
–Camp Snoopy, Mall of America
“Xelias Aerial Performance Company is extremely professional and totally catered to our needs!”
–Holly Hunt, Minneapolis
The following is a sample introduction you might use when introducing the Xelias to your audience:
“Meg Elias-Emery has captivated audiences internationally for more than two decades with creative movement. Beginning in dance in San Francisco, she performed with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and later studied with the Big Apple Circus School and the Circus Arts Center in New York City, creating her signature act, The Revolving Hoop.
The founding member of Xelias, Meg brings her powerhouse troupe to clubs and corporate events. Meg is also on the faculty of the Guthrie/U of M acting program teaching circus arts. Get ready to Watch Humans Fly…with aerial performance company Xelias!”
These artists do require special technical requirements due to the set up of the aerial web, hoop, etc. Specific details can be discussed when contracting artists.