Nancy Carter Interview, AAU Community Member

Nancy Carter duet on trapeze
Nancy Carter duet on trapeze, Flight of Fancy

What is your favorite apparatus?
My favorite apparatus is the human body. Mine, someone else’s, a group of them… bodies are amazing.

How did you get interested in aerial arts?
I got interested in aerial in 2006. I saw a posting for a class with lovely evocative and vague language about flying and such. As a budding professional dancer and climbing gym manager (at that time), I thought that whatever aerial dance turned out to be, I wanted in! That class turned out to be fabrics, which is as good a place to start as any.

What do you love about aerial arts?
I love sussing out how things that appear to defy physics actually work. And I love being able to do things that not everyone can do. (Excuse a little vanity) I do like to be impressive.

What are you currently working on?
Currently I’m working on planning for AAUs summer programs, gathering games for the kids, coordinating instructors, sparking excitement for participants. Other current projects include Directing Student Performing Company’s first Fringe Fest show and reviving a single point trapeze piece for Body Logic Dance Festival in August.