Jen Kovacs

Photo by Krystal Pratt

Jennifer (she/her) is a professional aerialist and dancer based out of NYC. During Jen’s aerial career she has performed regularly at NYC staple cabaret venues including The Box NYC and The Slipper Room and has worked with NYC’s top entertainment companies. Currently, she runs her own business, Inverted Aerial LLC.

Jen is the lead aerialist for Ultra Music Festival in Miami and has worked with the UMF team since 2013. From 2011 until their closing in 2014 she was a resident aerialist at Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO. Career highlights include performing silks and lyra at a small family gathering for Ariana Grande (Grandpa Grande’s 90th birthday party), atmospheric lyra at Usher’s surprise 36th birthday bash, organizing and performing in a group silks show at the 2014 Dubai Food Festival, background lyra in a 2015 NFL Superbowl promo commercial for Fox, performing aerial chains on NBC daytime television, aerial hoop in the opening credits of Saturday Night Live, and being featured as a lyra soloist on the runway wearing Jonathan Cohen for VOUGE in 2018.

When not performing Jen teaches weekly classes in NYC. In 2015 she co-founded, operated, and was aerial director of Brooklyn AirSpace. Currently, you can find her on staff as an aerial instructor at Aerial Arts NYC and virtually through SOAR Creative. Other studios where she has taught workshops and classes include Body and Pole (NYC), The Skybox (NYC), Sky Candy (Austin, TX), and Vertical Fitness Dallas (Dallas, TX), among others.

What she offers at Aerial Arts NYC: Silks, Lyra, Hammock, Rope, and Stretch & Flexibility Classes/Privates.

What Students Say About Jen Kovacs

Jennifer Kovacs offers fun and safe instruction that has given me a really solid technique to build my skills as an aerialist. She is great at breaking down new skills and making you feel comfortable on the apparatus.

Celia Smith

Jen is the best - I can't wait for my classes with her each week! With an emphasis on safety, she carefully demonstrates and breaks down everything that is taught so that her students fully understand how to navigate through a new move. She's extremely encouraging and patient - something I really appreciate. My strength and confidence in the air have increased immensely since I've started training with her! And to top it all off, she's fun, too!

Stacy Dobrinsky

Jen is the BEST. She really gets to know you and where you are in your aerial journey, and then uses equal parts of enthusiasm and discipline to help challenge you and get you to the next level.

Erin Coffey