Our company is made of talented aerialists, dancers, choreographers and artists. Each of our company members brings a rich skill set and background to our collaborative work together.
Putting on 2 shows per year in our performance space, they also perform throughout the year in the community for special events, parades, outreach and philanthropy. All our shows are original works collaboratively choreographed and staged.
Debra Landau is the Founder of AirDance New Mexico. Her accomplishments include a BFA in Dance and Theatre at the University of New Mexico, as well as an impressive repertoire of dance, choreography, passion, performance, and a legacy the current staff and company at AirDance New Mexico are proud to carry on. We couldn't tell you all about her in this small blurb so click her photo to learn more about our Founder, Deb.
Joanna has been a member of AirDance NM since 2011. She has been sharing her love of aerial dance through teaching for many years. She is also an ACE certified personal trainer. Want to fly? Contact her for private lessons, or try one of her classes here at AirDance NM. She’d love to help you reach your aerial and fitness goals!
Cortney joined AirDance New Mexico in fall 2016. A long time dancer and musical theater performer, she has been staging original choreography and performing dance from her home state of New Mexico to the Baltimore/D.C. metro area and back. Cortney studied dance and theatre at New Mexico State University and moved to the East Coast in 2008 where she taught dance and musical theatre while performing in small productions in the amazing arts culture there.
Amy Bourque joined AirDance New Mexico in 2013. She is also a member of Mother Road Theatre Company. A graduate of the University of New Mexico with degrees in Theatre and Sign Language Interpreting, Amy is grateful for any chance she gets to perform and encourages everyone to see as much live performance as possible. In addition to contributing choreography and performance, Amy provides a wealth of knowledge of the technical side of theater to her work with AirDance.
Christina Cavaleri has been with AirDance New Mexico since 2012 and is one of our primary instructors of the aerial arts. She is an avid doer of hobbies including stilting, juggling, and salsa dancing. Christina is also a writer, is licensed to practice law in two states, and was awarded a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy some time ago. Christina lives with a Lhasa Apso with a bad attitude and a collection of poetry, mostly by Mary Oliver.
Diana Delgado is a performance artist. She loves exploration with site specific, durational, and large morphing, stretchy bag performance. She is a member of Tricklock Theater Company and works with Emerge to organize events to promote the arts. Diana is the visionary behind "So this is Art," an ongoing group performance piece that uses zucchini and shrimps. She also collaborates with other local artists such as D.R.Y. M.T.N, Graft Collective, and 'Man or Triangle.'
Monica Demarco graduated from the University of New Mexico with degrees in Piano Performance and Theory/Composition. She loves creating and working in the wide open sky and desert atmosphere of New Mexico. Her work is widely varied in content and style and her compositions have won numerous awards. She enjoys collaboration with different artistic disciplines, including dance, theatre and visual art. Monica owns the Vivace Music Piano Studio in Albuquerque.
Zachary Sears has been dancing with AirDance New Mexico since 2013. He has studied theatre and dance at the University of New Mexico. For Zachary, dancing is a life-long dream come true. He is very grateful for the opportunity to dance, to create, and most recently to teach with AirDance! He has been assistant teaching the children’s classes since 2016.
Kristen Woods met an Israeli man after second-ever fabrics class who told her, “Circus is addicting. I quit my whole life to study circus. Do be careful.” Kristen did not take his advice and now gets sad and sore if she doesn’t teach her weekly fabrics class, train with her friends, or do some weird performance art gig. She is driven to share the magic of circus with the whole community of Albuquerque. Kristen joined AirDance fall 2016.