Nicki Miller

Photo by Ely Kay

Nicki is a visionary and enthusiastic aerial artist. She is an aerialist, actor, creator and co-founding artistic director of Only Child Aerial Theatre. In addition to performing as an aerialist in projects throughout NYC, notable credits include aerial choreographer for in Ripe Time’s “The World is Round” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and Only Child Aerial Theatre’s “ASYLUM” (co-author, director and performer) at NYU’s Skirball Center for Performing Arts. Nicki has been as resident artist with the Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival, The Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto, Toronto Circus Sessions at the Harbourfront Centre, and the New Victory LabWorks Program. Most recently Nicki completed a creative residency in Sweden at Cirkus Cirkör, where she also shadowed their director Olle Strandberg on the premiere of his new show “Under.”

Nicki is also an NASM certified personal trainer with 10 years experience. Specialty certifications include Functional Range Conditioning (FRC), Corrective Exercise, and Pre/Post-Natal training.

Nicki offers classes and private lessons in aerial rope, silks, smart conditioning for all levels and aerial choreography/act development.

What Students Say about Nicki Miller

I love Nicki's gentle approach and attention to form. She will asses you and help you get strong and flexible with her vast knowledge of the mechanics of the body... I learned so much from her that now whenever I take a class I know the correct form to get the most out of the exercises and not get injured.

Maria J.

I am really inspired by Nicki's teaching. Nicki understands and articulates body movement really well. She creates a very nurturing environment for learning and encourages students to challenge themselves, while maintaining an understanding for their limits. An open aerial class often has a mix of different level students, and she accommodates to all the levels really well. I leave classes smiling, feeling stronger and happily exhausted.

Katherine G.

Nicki is so patient and encouraging and is really helpful when it comes to injuries. I wouldn't be where I am today of it wasn't for her!

Akela S.