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CANDICE STORLEY

Aerialist | Performer | Artist

     Aspiring to inspire. Aiming to, not only chase my dreams,  but live them as well.
     I have had the privilege of performing on a stage in front of crowds since I was eleven years old, building human pyramids and water skiing on my bare feet. I happily continued on to pursue my passion for performing arts professionally. This endeavor first led me to a professional water ski show in Wisconsin, and then on to various opportunities of training and performing aerial arts in circus shows around the globe.

    I have acquired a very diverse set of skills from numerous internationally renowned performers, trainers, and mentors. I have humbly reached my level of professionalism not only from hard work and dedication, but also from the privilege I have had of performing in very contrasting environments and venues.


     Vincent Van Gogh once said, “…whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done!” I couldn’t agree more. I truly love what I do and it is my hope that, if anything, that shines through. It is my belief that, to the most knowledgeable eye, it’s not what you do; it’s how you do it.

 
 

{ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE }

 

TOMMY BARTLETT SHOW

Wisconsin's premier destination for world class entertainment on the water. The Tommy Bartlett Water Ski Show provided the stage on which I debuted my professional performing career as a water skier.

May 2013 - August 2014

BIG APPLE CIRCUS

March 2015 - August 2015

Big Apple is a top of the line circus show produced both beautifully and elaborately, accompanied by a live band. As an apprentice to internationally renowned aerial performer, Irene Espana, I was trained with the utmost virtuosity to perform her aerial trapeze act, "Irene Espana's Aerial Spaceship". This season included both tent shows and a short theater tour across New England.

ROYAL HANNEFORD CIRCUS

As an apprentice to internationally renowned performer, Irene Espana, I was trained with the utmost virtuosity to perform her aerial trapeze acts. Which included, "Irene Espana's Aerial Cloudswing", and "Irene Espana's Aerial Spaceship". This season included both tent shows, as well as large indoor arenas.

September 2015 - May 2016

CIRQUE MUSICA

Cirque Musica is a wonderfully unique show performed in both arenas and theaters across America. The show is accompanied by a live symphony. As an apprentice to internationally renowned, Irene Espana, I was trained with the utmost virtuosity to perform her aerial trapeze acts.

December 2016

CARDEN INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS

As an apprentice to internationally renowned performer, Irene Espana, I was trained with the utmost virtuosity to perform her aerial trapeze acts. Which included, "Irene Espana's Aerial Cloudswing", and "Irene Espana's Aerial Spaceship". This show took place in large indoor arenas.

January 2017 

CARSON & BARNES CIRCUS

This is that old school "Americana" style of circus show. Traveling each day and performing in a tent. I played multiple roles in this season, which included: aerial corde lisse, showgirl, and elephant rider. The elephant act was presented by Dean Manuel.

January 2017 - May 2017

CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM

Wisconsin's "gem" of an attraction as well as a fabulous big top show for "children of all ages".  I performed an aerial lyra and chiffon fusion act, as well as danced for 'That 70's Circus' theme, and rode the elephants for Dean Manuel's act.

May 2017 - August 2017 

BILLY MARTIN PRESENTS

Billy Martin is the showman when it comes to putting on an "All Star" display of circus arts. It was a pleasure to represent this show at the Big E exposition in Springfield, MA.

September - October 2017

WESTCHESTER'S WINTER WONDERLAND

Westchester County's premier location for a Holiday Circus Spectacular located just North of NYC. Here, I performed my aerial lyra act on a free-standing tripod rig in a tent for the season.

November 2018-January 2019

CABIN FEVER CABARET

Cabin Fever Cabaret is a show produced by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus in Hudson, NY. This show was an eclectic mixture of tremendous talent. I debuted a new lyra act for this show and had the privilege of performing to live vocals and piano by Sabrina Chap.

January 2019

RAWHIDE'S "THE MAIN EVENT"

Since 1965, Rawhide has helped thousands of  at-risk, troubled teens and their families change their lives. "The Main Event" was an upscale fundraising gala for the organization. This event took place in the Atrium at Lambeau Feild in Green Bay, WI. I performed my Lyra act on my free-standing rig for the mini circus show that the event arranged.

October 2019

AERIAL GIGS

Bring your event to new heights!


I am always happy to be a part of local (and not so local) happenings! I consider it a privilege to bring communities together in the form of live entertainment. I have a personal free-standing aerial rig that is available for hire and able to travel anywhere.


To inquire, please email me personally through the "contact" button at the top of the page.

Private/Public Event Experience:

​-Rawhide's "The Main Event" (Green Bay, WI)

-Cultural Chaos (Easthampton, MA)

-Mutton & Mead Medieval Festival (Montague, MA)

-Still River Music Festival (Riverton, CT)

-Eastworks Open Studios (Easthampton, MA)

-Putnam First Friday's (Putnam, CT)

 

VAUDEVILLE IN THE VALLEY

A Production by Candice Storley

Vaudeville in the Valley was my first take at producing an entire show as well as performing in it. I am pleased to report that, following it's debut on September 7th, 2019 at the Northampton Center for the Arts, it was a marvelous success. With only standing room available by the start of the show, it is fair to say that the community shares a great admiration for the circus arts. The show's description read as follows:


"Celebrate live performing arts at this Vaudeville style Variety show. Be prepared for an evening of entertainment with a pre-show happy hour complete with local brewery, food, and musical collaborations. Pre-show festivities commence at 6pm followed by a talent packed show to begin at 7pm. Be dazzled by a brilliant hand-selected group of performing artists who aim to create an unforgettable experience."

 
 

"Be (fearless) in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire"

-Unknown

 

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