Aerialist / Tight Rope / Circus Arts
Aerialist Laura (Laura Emiola) brings your event to new heights with stunning
aerial entertainment. Let your audience be amazed as they watch her bend, twist
and drop from great heights on the aerial silks, or as she balances, leaps and
turns on a ½’’ tightrope spanning thin air. Laura’s aerial prowess can be featured
in a classic choreographed act, as ambient party entertainment, for aerial
champagne pouring, as a wine angel, aerial flower girl, or for a multi-act
Laura brings with her an extensive background in the performing arts. Her act
specialties include the aerial arts such as silks, rope, trapeze and lyra, and
balance acts such as the tightrope and bottlewalking. She has trained and
performed nearly her entire life across circus, dance, gymnastics, competitive
cheerleading and music.
Hire with confidence! A free-standing aerial rig allows for aerial set-up in even the
most precarious of environments. She can also rig off of many existing structures
for a seamless look.
>> Career Highlights
Career highlights include being a silks performer in the Moonlight Circus at
Nickelodeon Universe shows since 2015, and performing for private events such
as the Minnesota Orchestra’s Symphony Ball. She works throughout the year at
corporate and team celebrations, casino VIP events, weddings, community art
festivals, holiday religious productions, and more!
“Nothing said “Welcome To The Party!” like the glittering aerial
performance Laura gave! WOW. Her creativity and talent is matched by her superb
professionalism. She is absolutely one of a kind. We loved working with Laura!”
— The Big Fake Wedding Minneapolis-St. Paul Team
“You’re all such great people to work with, we consider ourselves lucky to
have been able to collaborate with you on this event.”
— Special Events Manager, Minnesota Orchestra
>> Basic Set-Up Needs
Rigging from Structure
The client will need to supply access to a human load-bearing beam, truss, or other structure rated for a minimum of 1500 lbs. and located at least 15 feet above the stage floor, 25+ feet preferred. The client will need to provide access to the rigging point, such as with a cat walk, ladder or lift. Laura provides all the rigging that attaches to the anchor point. De-rigging time must occur no more than 4 hours after the performance. Other arrangements can be made if this is not possible. Laura and her team will handle all rigging and derigging activities, and/or work in partnership with on-site riggers when necessary.
Wire act: This act requires ground anchors be placed into secure flooring, or the apparatus can be anchored to existing structures that can withhold forces of 3000 lbs. A pre-event consultation is required for this act.
Rigging with Freestanding Tightwire Rig
The freestanding wire rig comes in various height options. All wire set ups require a 25ft diameter working area. The largest freestanding wire can be up to 6.5 feet in height. Height range minimums vary from 10 feet - 15 feet (smallest wire can be done in 10 feet, largest wire requires 15 feet).
Rigging with Freestanding Aerial Rig
The freestanding aerial rig has a maximum height of 20 feet with approximately a 20 feet diameter footprint. A 25 foot ceiling is needed for the rig set up if working at full height. The rig can be set up for lesser heights, in 6 inch increments. Two stagehands will be needed to help set up and tear down the rig. The rig cannot be put up and torn down several times a day. The rig must be able to be torn down and reloaded no more than 4 hours after the performance. Other arrangements can be made if this is not possible.
Depending on the complexity of the rigging, a site-visit may be done prior to the event date. Rigging will take place at a designated time, prior to the performance and determined by the venue and artist. Equipment being provided by the venue, such as a lift or ladder must be available at that time. The artist reserves the right to conduct a venue walk-through prior to rigging to ascertain that it is indeed safe.
>> Sample Introduction
>> Pricing Information
Pricing for each act varies depending on a number of factors including: location of the event; popularity of the date; routing for each act; type of event; single or multiple day performances; length of show, etc. To get a specific and accurate quote for your event please contact our office by completing the form below or calling (612) 361-6002. We respond very quickly to answer all our clients' questions.