Mara Neimanis


Mara Neimanis

April 2015 Artist in Residence

Aerial Theater
Baltimore, MD

Workshops at The Studios: Flying over 40: Exploring the Flying Body 40 & Beyond, Flying Monkeys: Aerial Skills for Kids, and Learn to Fly: Introduction to Aerial Skills

Performance at The Studios: Air Heart

Mara trained at The San Francisco School of Circus Arts, Trapeze Arts, Oakland, NECCA and The Toronto Circus School. She is a protégé of aerial pioneer, Terry Sendgraff, and a graduate of The Dell’Arte International School Of Physical Theatre where she served as an instructor and company member for seven years. In Baltimore, Mara was a Creative Alliance Resident Artist from 2004-2007, where she created her hit solo aerial show, Air Heart and is a resident artist in The Station North Arts and Entertainment District where she creates her work, rehearses, teaches aerial classes and produces The Baltimore Alley Aerial Festival.

Mara has toured aerial performances and taught residencies internationally in Israel, Latvia, Canada and Costa Rica. Solo aerial theater performances include, Air Heart, Naomi’s Flight and Out Of The Blue. Aerial collaborations include Vacio with Teatro Abya Yala in Costa Rica, Paraffin with Naoko Mashieba, The Snow Queen, At Galludet University, and Gravity Stories at Stevenson University, and For That Which Returns with Arachne Aerial Arts, as well as a variety of wild work with Scofield on his aerial sculptures in alleyways, rooftops and abandoned buildings. One of her proudest collaborations was the 2003 production, Borders and Borderless, written and performed with elders and youth of the Yurok Nation. She has served as a guest artist at the UNA University in Hereria Costa Rica, The University of Costa Rica in San Jose, Rhodes College in Memphis, University of Missouri at Kansas City, University of Missouri at Springfield, University of Toronto, Cal Arts, MICA. Neimanis is a guild certified Feldenkrais practitioner and teaches Awareness Through Movement® as a part of Aerial Studies.