Aircat Aerial Arts
Cathy Gauch is the director and founder of Aircat Aerial Arts based in Boulder, CO. She has been an aerial performer and coach for over 20 years, coaching children and adults, beginners through professionals. She has performed in stage production shows, corporate events, tours, circus shows, and gala benefits, for companies including, SandCastle Guam, Cirque Le Masque, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, World Cup Skiing Opening Ceremonies, Bella Luna Circus, Cisco Systems, National Jewish Hospital, American Youth Circus Organization, the Aerial Dance Festival, and co-produced the highly successful aerial tango show AIResTANGO.
Teaching credits include the International Aerial Dance Festival, Glenwood Spring Dance Festival, Aspen Recreation Department, Club Med Ixtapa, Tapestry Dance in Austin, Aspen & Carbondale Community Schools in Colorado. Her students have gone on to perform with Cirque du Soleil, Cirkus Smirkus, Ringling Brothers, The Circus McGurkus, Motley Crue, Devotchka, and numerous shows and corporate events around the world.
She has produced and directed aerial and circus shows for The Crystal Charity Ball in Dallas, Dallas Petroleum Club, Hunter Douglas, Misys Healthcare Systems, Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and Cooper Mountain Arts Festival.
Awards include the prestigious Neodata Endowment in Dance, Aspen Dance Connection’s artistic excellence award, and Westword’s Best Aerial Class.
She has been specializing in aerial fabric since 1995 and believes that people of all strength levels can enjoy dancing with aerial fabric. Her teaching methods are safe and effective and she supports all levels of aerialists, from brand new beginners to professionals. She currently lives in Boulder, Colorado and coaches aerials at the Boulder Circus Center, Colorado Academy, and Shining Mountain and Roaring Fork Waldorf Schools. More info at www.aircat.net.