Founded in 2005 by Shayna Swanson, Aloft shares its unique voice embodying the innovation of the new circus movement, the daring of the traditional big top shows, and the joy and comedy of vaudeville. We look to have a direct emotional dialogue with our audience, and due to our accessible nature, everyone regardless of education, age, culture or background can be engaged.

Through our three full length shows (Dinner of our Discontent, Science of Heart and El Circo Cheapo Cabaret), our short 20 min show (The Circus Princess) or with a one-off feature act at a corporate or private event, Aloft will leave the audience thrilled and begging for more! Whatever the needs of your venue or event, Aloft has something for you, or can create a customized entertainment solution.

Who we are

From Chicago to Shanghai, Houston to Hong Kong, Aloft presents stunning circus spectacles on the cutting edge. Our unparalleled skill, creativity and daring will give your guests something to talk about for weeks. Armed with the best training, the most creative acts, professional custom costuming, and the comprehensive insurance, Aloft is a thrilling addition to clubs, circuses, theaters and special events. Let us astound you with a full length show or featured acts to accent any event.