The Sky Box > Nicki Miller
SKY BOX at Om Factory
Nicki Miller moved to New York to be an actor and director, and was quickly compelled to integrate the majesty of aerial into her artistic pursuits in the city.
obsession with aerial was initially sparked in London in 2005, where she
was exposed to integrated visual theatre that combined acrobatics, aerial and text.
After graduating Syracuse University with a degree in Acting, Nicki discovered New York City's aerial community.
In 2008 she began training silks and rope at Sky Box, and became manager of the program from 2010-2011, during which time she also produced the infamous Sky Box variety shows.
Nicki's visionary approach to aerial as a theatrical medium has been featured through her
rigging designs and choreography for multiple theatre and dance companies as well as years of performing throughout New York City as an actress and aerialist.
also teaches with the Muse in Brooklyn and trains with Circus Warehouse's
professional intensive program.
In 2011, she
co-founded aerial theatre company Only Child
artistic soulmate Kendall Rileigh to explore aerial acrobatics as a vocabulary for heightened storytelling.
has always been known for her
patience as a teacher and the supportive rapport she
builds with students.
class focuses on giving students a practical understanding of climbing, wrapping and moving with the fabric while prioritizing a fun and rigorous workout.
This class is all about helping students understand the dynamic potential of their bodies and how to translate that safely and efficiently off the ground and into the air.
Mindful and attentive, Nicki
won't let you get away with being lazy, but won't beat on you if you don't figure things out on your first try; she
is the first to admit she
didn't successfully climb off the floor in her
first aerial class!
is also an NASM certified personal trainer, and brings her
background from private coaching to help students troubleshoot their own learning curves and physical blocks: just because you think something is impossible doesn't mean it's impossible.