Meet our team
Jolene Dickerson Silks/Trapeze/Corde Lisse, Founder of Afterglow Aerial Arts

One of Jolene’s greatest passions in life is to inspire other beings into unlocking the vast amounts of confidence and courage that is sometimes difficult to find within. She teaches through professional experience using play and creativity as tools on and off the aerial apparatus. Even through all of the fun & silliness, safety and technique are extremely important to her. You will often see Jolene strolling through the studio doing daily rigging checks or in a class saying, “point your toes!” or “straighten that back knee!” She strives for grace, beautiful lines, and finding your own creative spark.

​Founding Afterglow Aerial Arts in 2014 is one of Jolene’s favorite achievements. A performer down to the soul, she has been a dancer her entire life. Circus & aerial arts sparked her interest back in 2007. For the past 10 years, aerial has taken over her world. She has worked with many troupes, DJs, festivals, and circuses around the world and continues to keep the flame alive by creating up new and innovative ideas. She recently took a long break to bring her magical little baby, Miss Vivian Bloom, into the world. Stay tuned for what is brewing up next.

Fun Fact: She loves collecting vintage marbles, unique keys, and postcards.