Ariana Papousek

Skilled in many forms of artistic expression, Ariana offers moving live performance with vibrant and unique costuming, She is also an aerial instructor.

Ari Hammock Trans

With a repertoire ranging from fire dance to aerial acrobatics, her performances are inspired by story telling experience and raw emotion. Ariana has choreographed original acts which can range from exciting and energetic to dramatic and alluring.

Live Performance Art


Aerial Artistry

Suspended high above the crowd, these stunning performances are sure to amaze and enthrall. Lyra acts transform a suspended hoop into a portal for mystical and ethereal dance. The trapeze becomes a tool of mastery for displays of mid-air strength, grace and beauty.


Fire Dance

These firey acts are sure to mesmerize the audience with the rhythmic flames of each unique style of fire performance. Watch Ariana AriFairy paint the stage with the flames of her double staff, slice through the ethers with the blades of her fire fans, and listen to the gasps of the audience as she tastes the sweet flame of fire! Inspiring acts that brighten any event with fascination and awe.


Sacred Visionary Dance

Inspired by mythos and mythics, spirits of the fae, dream archetypes, and light warriors… Ariana AriFairy brings unique an enchanting element of Spirit to the stage. Watch as she listens to her heart and dances the message of the Divine, revealing herself with authentic beauty.

Talented and outgoing artist

bringing a powerful and creative energy to the stage

through a captivating performance

full of ethereal enchantment

About Ariana
Fairy Wheel Pose

Ariana AriFairy is an internationally acclaimed performance artist whose unique and refined style is rooted in gymnastics, circus arts, and modern dance. A talented artist who brings powerful and creative energy to the stage with a captivating performance.

Ariana began her journey as a performance artist in the early 90’s when her mother enrolled her in gymnastics. Her early years of work as a competitive/rhythmic gymnast cultivated proper technique, body awareness, and creativity.
In 2010, the introduction to circus arts birthed a new form of expression and free-spirited play! Exploring many different fire and aerial props, Ariana feel in love with the endless possibilities that the circus world had to offer.
In 2012 Ariana embarked on her first adventure over seas to share her performances in Costa Rica. Since then Ariana has been directing, producing, choreographing, and staring in many shows around the United States, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia.  
Ariana is based in Boulder, CO and is available for performances, instruction, and event coordination both locally and internationally. In addition to performance, Ariana also offers a wealth of experience in instruction, costuming, choreography, and event coordination.

Instruction & Workshops

Ariana’s intention is to inspire confidence, courage, and grace while ensuring that each student feels comfortable and secure. From aerial acrobatics to fire dance and hula hoop, these classes will help you master the new moves and techniques you are most interested in learning. In addition to training, Ariana can also choreograph mesmerizing stage acts and routines.

Studio Classes

Ariana teaches classes at the Boulder Circus Center in Boulder, CO. Each class draws from elements of aerial dance, strength training, and flexibility. These classes are tailored to fit the clienteles needs with customized course curriculums. Take to the air with instruction that is designed to be active, fun and exciting! Learn static and dance trapeze, aerial hoop(lyra), aerial hammock, aerial yoga, and performance technique.

Private Instruction

Ariana offers one on one private lessons for students that want to learn at their own pace. Private lessons give Ariana a chance to learn her students on a more intimate level resulting in a more effective practice and happier students. Whether you want to learn a new skill or would like to sharpen your skills, make the most of each class with private, personalized instruction from Ariana.
Hourly Rate : $75/hr



Ariana has designed workshops that are focused on fitness, fun and education. Learn something new with fire, hula hoops and aerial instruction with an emphasis on creativity and safety. From beginner’s courses to advanced level instruction, these workshops fuel a dynamic learning environment that participants will never forget.
Rates vary with different workshops


Event Instruction

She offers light hearted and accessible classes and workshops designed for festivals, corporate events, birthday parties, bachelorette parties and team building.
Rates vary with different workshops

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