Aerial Horizon’s performers have worked with Cirque du Soleil, SeaWorld, Nimble Arts, Cirque Imagination, and many other prestigious companies. We are innovators of the aerial arts, known for creating original and unique acts on the ground and in the air. Our performers and instructors have collected in San Antonio from across the country to provide our city with the highest level of aerial artistry in the South.
Our instructors are graduates of the New England Center for Circus Arts and have studied with the most well respected national and international coaches. We bring years of professional training and teaching mixed with our own explorations and discoveries to provide our students with top level aerial training and our clients with the most outstanding performances in Texas.
– Founding Artistic Director, Performer, Instructor
Julia Langenberg is a professional aerial performer, choreographer, and instructor, consistently performing for national and international companies for 15 years. She is a two time US Aerial Championship finalist and a highly sought after coach, recently returning from teaching in Austria, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Italy. After dancing on the sides of buildings for several years as a core company member with Blue Lapis Light, Julia became the principal aerialist at SeaWorld San Antonio, where she performed for 3 years above whales and dolphins on silks, lyra, bungee/trapeze, and harness in the shows “VIVA!” and “Azul”
Locally, Julia’s aerial artistry has been commissioned by Luminaria, the San Antonio Zoo, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio Convention Center, TEDx, Nimble Arts, MOTH Poetic Circus, and Cirque Imagination. The Artist Foundation of San Antonio awarded Julia two grants, one for an Original Production and the second is the Tobin Grand Prize for Artistic Excellence. The organization Awesome SA awarded Julia a grant to create a vertical dance wall in Aerial Horizon’s new studio. Julia serves as a judge for aerial championships/festivals across the US and abroad.
In addition to her performing career, Julia built an aerial community in San Antonio, where none existed before. Her dedication to teaching, performing, and recruiting other professional aerialists to the area, led to the formation of Aerial Horizon LLC, San Antonio’s only professional aerial performance company and school. Julia and her instructors teach hundreds of students every month through Aerial Horizon’s flourishing classes and workshops. Aerial Horizon also performs regularly for corporate, private, and educational events, including opening for ZZ Top at the Alamodome.
Julia is a graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts, where she mastered aerial fabric, lyra, trapeze, and rope, while expanding her expertise with experience on Chinese pole, acrobatics, tumbling, sling, and an invented ground apparatus called a “halo.” As a dancer, Julia performed with a variety of national modern dance companies and taught all styles of ballroom dance. She earned a vocal scholarship and graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Julia went on to sing with the Austin Lyric Opera and the Grammy nominated choir, Conspirare.
Julia created and taught one of the only college level Aerial Dance courses in the nation Northwest Vista College and she is a guest aerial instructor and lecturer at St. Olaf College, Baylor University, Palo Alto College, Brownsville Dance Center, Trinity University, and Texas State University. Julia enjoys helping her students transform their lives by conquering their fears and fitness goals and encouraging their airborne creativity.
As the Artistic Director of Aerial Horizon, Julia and her company are known for creating innovative and meaningful art on the ground and in the air. She is truly grateful for her extensive career in the aerial arts and she loves her job!
– Performer, Instructor
Alicia Dawn is a professional aerialist and contemporary circus performer. Growing up with an avid love of books, Alicia later found that the performing art of contemporary circus empowered her with a physical language that brought the intangible aspects of her creative stories to life.
Her passion and talent earned her a spot in the New England Center for Circus Arts professional program. Since graduation, she has appeared
Alicia has always sought to empower others with the same physicality that brings her such joy; her enthusiasm is evident in her teaching style, as she encourages students to listen to their bodies and find their own creative voice, to explore the wonder of the amazing machinations of their own body’s limitless possibilities.
– Performer, Instructor
– Performer, Instructor
Jenny Been Franckowiak is a contemporary dancer and aerialist. Jenny earned a BFA in Modern Dance at the University of Texas, Austin in 1999 and has performed with SpareWorks.dance since its creation in 2006, Georgina Morgan Dance Co., The University of Texas’s Dance Repertory Theatre and attended workshops with The Mark Morris Dance Co. of New York. Currently, Jenny is training and coaching aerial arts at Aerial Horizon and has performed for the company at venues throughout San Antonio including
– Managing Director, Performer, Instructor
When Josh was 7 years old, his parents were called to his school because he had climbed the flagpole, and none of his teachers could get him to come down. Though he did eventually return to the ground, he’s spent most of his life looking for ways to defy gravity, whether through gymnastics, parkour, capoeira, or circus arts.
Josh has been a part of Aerial Horizon since before the company even had a name, and we’re thrilled to have him take a larger role behind the scenes, where he will be able to put his business degree and years of experience in navigating the minutia of small business development to use!
– Performer, Instructor
Jennifer is a native Texan, that grew up just outside of San Antonio. She is a graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and sciences (BAAS) with a focus in education of health and wellness. She has always had a love of music, movement and fitness. This eventually led to a strong passion of dance when Jennifer discovered aerials and performance after being a stay at home mom for over 12 years. Her love for movement and wanting to help others discover their own passion, led her to acquire her fitness, pole, movement and aerial yoga certifications.
Outside of being an instructor, Jennifer has performed on many platforms and apparatuses. She has performed on pole, aerial sling, sphere, aerial pole in solo, duo and group performances. She is also trained as a fire dancer, fire eater and breather. Some of her performances included performing on stage with Snoop Dog in San Antonio and New Mexico, as well as other corporate events locally and abroad. Jennifer was recruited for a creative advertising campaign for Membrasin in Finland, where she was highlighted in a commercial performing on aerial hammock for a product line. She is an Aerial Horizon company member and was invited to be part of ‘Divulge’ Aerial Circus show that premiered in 2019.
Jennifer is thrilled to reside here in the San Antonio area with her husband, Chris and their three growing boys. She is looking forward to the opportunity to perform and teach at Aerial Horizon to help students find what moves them and to fall in love with it.
Sam’s story started ages ago as a gymnast who was fortunate enough to be chosen to join Cirque du Soleil’s show, Quidam back in 1998. For the past 20+ years, he has worked inside the circus entertainment business, as an acrobat/aerialist/dancer, helped choreographed shows, and create acts for performers. Sam has had the pleasure of performing with la Clique in London, Soap in Berlin, Teatro Zinzanni in Seattle, and for the prestigious Cirque du Demain Festival in Paris. For over 7 years he led Odysseo, the largest touring circus show in the world, as the head acrobat and aerialist trainer, and then for the last 2 years as the resident artistic director. His passion is coaching artists and helping them find their own voice.
Caty Mae Yount
– Performer, Adjunct Instructor
Caty Mae has earned many national awards as an aerialist including 1st Runner Up in the Lyra Division of the 2015 US Aerial Championships and winner of the 2013 MTPS Lyra Division. She has shared her talents working for major companies and organizations such as Sundance TV, Silk, Dos Equis,
Caty Mae has been involved in circus arts for nearly a decade. She studied in Los Angeles where she explored aerial arts, acting, clowning, contortion, dance, tumbling, and object manipulation. She also studied privately with coaches Rachel Walker, Sarah Steben, and Lilia Stepanova. Caty Mae toured with George Carden Circus International for 3 years, where she performed on silks, lyra, spanish web, riding elephants, and assisting World Record holder Human Cannonball, David Smith Jr.
After relocating to Texas in 2013, she focused on partner acrobatics and toured an act with Lagunitas Brewing Company, the Las Vegas based equestrian production Gladius the Show, and was featured on America’s Got Talent. She is also a brand ambassador and educator for Spin City Fitness Aerial Instructor Training, the creators of the reputable Aerial Hoop Bible, and is the Lyra Director for Pole Sport Organization. Caty has been featured as a judge for aerial competitions such as Aerial Expo, MTPS, and the Southwest Aerial Arts Championships.
Caty is currently teaching and performing for Aerial Horizon, studying dance and costuming, and sharing her passions with the circus arts community.
– Performer, Aerial Rigger, Adjunct Instructor
Cameron Good owns Rogue Aerial Arts, a performing, rigging, and teaching company based out of Houston, Texas. A lifetime of competitive gymnastics led Cameron to find a new way to fill her flipping/upside down daily quota. Focusing mostly on hoop, silks, wall running and dabbling in many other apparatus, Cameron has transferred her knowledge and expertise from gymnastics to performing and teaching in aerial. With a stunt rigging certification attained from the National Academy of Stunt Action and Rigging, she has professionally rigged for countless aerial acts, companies, aerial studios, and theater productions with ZFX Flying Effects across North America and the Caribbean.
Photo credits: Kevin J. Saunders, Saulo Rodriguez, Elsie Smith, Destiny Mata.