AYA, An Aerial Ballet

Event Type
Event Description

AYA, an evening-length aerial ballet in three acts, combines the soaring precision of aerial dance with captivating contemporary ballet.

AYA expands on Surge, the first collaboration between Elements Contemporary Ballet and Aerial Dance Chicago. Premiering to sold-out crowds at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in July 2014, Surge was hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “Magnificent…a jam-packed visual wonder [that is] seamlessly thrilling.” Merging two different dance mediums to create a thrilling theatrical experience, and featuring an original dance narrative performed by a cast of over 25 aerial and contemporary ballet dancers, AYA is a production unlike anything before it. For more on the story, videos, and behind-the-scenes action, visit www.ayaballet.com.


Dance Styles
Aerial Dance


Athenaeum Theatre

2936 North Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-6875