Aerialist soars through the PIX11 Morning News Studio

Posted at 6:43 PM, Feb 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-07 10:16:55-05

(PIX11)-- PIX11's Sukanya Krishnan was looking up all morning--looking up so she wouldn't miss the performance of aerialist Brenna Bradbury.

The dynamic performance was a preview of the first US Aerial Championships taking place Feb. 6-8, at Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue.  Tami Joy Schlicter, founder of the event and US Aerial Board Chairperson, was on hand to explain how the event works and what folks can expect.

Professional aerial artists will compete for the title of US Aerial Champion in one of three categories: Aerial silks, Lyra or Pole.  Each aerialist will compete in one category for the title of US Aerial Champion in that category. The top three aerialists in each will be honored with gold, silver and bronze awards and a cash prize. The top winner in each category will be entered to compete this year in the PPSAPT (Pole Paradise Studio Aerial Performance Tournament) in Hong Kong.

The Championships will take place during three shows:

Friday, Feb. 6 – Women’s Lyra, Men’s Silks – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7 – Women’s and Men’s Pole – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 8 – Women’s Silks and Men’s Lyra – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Tickets are $75.00 for each day and can be purchased online at: