nicole pearson | aerial performance | aerial tuition

About Me

Hello! I'm Nicole Pearson. I am an award winning Aerial Artist from Bristol, UK.

I take pride in in crafting beautiful, unique and engaging aerial performances that delight and captivate. I have been privileged to work with a diverse range of clients worldwide, including Cirque Du Soleil, the Royal Variety Show, the Princess Diana Memorial Concert, Dragone, Smart Car, O2, Chinawhite, Fiat, Wrigley's, Tigi, Unilever and many more...

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Previous work - Highlights

favourite moments from a 23 year career (and counting!)

aerial chains cirque du soleil
Cirque Du Soleil
Nicole was part of the original cast of AXEL, the on-ice spectacular, performing vertical chains on skates, bungee trapeze on skates, and solo aerial hoop.
cirque du soleil ovo makeup
Cirque du Soleil
Nicole performed the roles of the female butterfly (duo aerial rope) and extended cocoon (solo aerial silks) with Cirque Du Soleil's OVO Japan Tour, performing in the beautiful Fuji Dome.
duo aerial straps
Costa Cruises
Guest Artist Show
Duo Nico spent several seasons between 2016 and 2019 performing as featured artists on the Costa Favolosa, both in the Ice and Fire production show and in their own 35 min duo acrobatic show.
aerial hoop
Nicole was cast in an amazing production for Solvay's 150th anniversary. She spent 5 weeks creating and performing the show along with some of the world's best circus artists, choreographers and producers.
heliosphere aerial balloon acrobat
City of The Unexpected
With the Dream Engine
To celebrate the centenary of Roald Dahl's birth, Cardiff turned the entire city into a book-themed playground! The Dream Engine turned the Heliosphere into a giant, flying peach with Nicole as James hanging underneath.
aerial hoop cirque bijou
Countryfile Live
With Cirque Bijou
The first ever CountryFile Live was held at the beautiful Blenheim Palace in Oxford. Cirque Bijou put on an amazing show in the main arena depicting the four seasons and Nicole was their butterfly character on aerial silks and hoop.

AeriAL Tuition

When not on tour, Nicole can offer private aerial tuition in Bristol and the surrounding areas. Whether you are looking for a skills upgrade or an artistic eye, Nicole can tailor a class to suit you. Former students of Nicole have gone on to work for Cirque du Soleil and to win national aerial competitions.

Nicole has a range of Masterclasses available on aerial silks and aerial hoop, for all levels from beginner to advanced. Please click here to download the Masterclass Menu!

Nicole is also currently running group classes through Spin City, Bristol. Please click here for their timetable. All levels welcome, from beginner to professional.

'A very generous and technically competent teacher, Nicole excels in her professionalism and dedication to the art of teaching'

- Abby E, former student

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nicole pearson aerial tuition

Intensive - Jan 15 & 16, 2022

Registration OPEN for Jan 15 and 16, 2022!

UPDATE - THIS INTENSIVE HAS SOLD OUT! Watch this space for future dates.

Looking to upgrade your aerial technique? Level up with our weekend aerial immersion course to develop your skills and reach your best potential.

Featuring tuition from Nicole Pearson (Cirque du Soleil, OVO and AXEL), Beth Williams (Cirque du Soleil, OVO) and Martin Alvez (Cirque du Soleil, OVO).

Places are limited to 8 students to ensure that everyone receives the highest possible standard of teaching.


"Such a professional, who makes it all look so easy. She's a pleasure to watch and a dream to work with. Her bespoke aerial crystal unit is rather special too. Highly recommended." - Abi, Daze Dancers, Director

"Nicole has always been one of the shining stars in our Christmas events." - Tony, Impact Artists, Director

"You guys did a phenomenal performance!! Everyone absolutely loved it especially us!! Thank you sosososo much!" - Laura, private wedding, client

"I, and the whole Royal Variety team would like to pass on our sincerest thanks to you both. The show looks amazing and you guys did a great job." - Colin, Royal Variety Performance, Organiser

"If you think that a person is not able to change your life - you are definitely mistaken! Nicky Pearson turned our lives upside down when she decided to teach us aerial art, for which we are endlessly grateful to her. This is a professional of the highest level. She is the best, we know that for sure. We really miss our training together." - Vladislav and Anna, Duo Vann

"Nicky has been invaluable to my professional aerial training. Learning first hand from a woman who has trained and performed in the best international schools and locations has meant learning about real aerial performance." - Alexandra Hofgartner

"A very generous and technically competent teacher, Nicole excels in her professionalism and dedication to the art of teaching" - Abby Evans

"Nicky is a fantastic, patient and encouraging teacher and has a genuine interest in her students as individuals. Performance wise she has a wealth of experience to draw from and was enthusiastic about my idea for a piece, helping me to develop my own style within it. Training wise she is motivating and energizing, also providing me with exercises to do between classes. I have thought on more than one occasion that I'm really glad I approached her for classes!" - Sophie Sheldrake

A career in numbers


Cirque du Soleil Productions


Years On Stage


Royal Families


Largest Single Audience


Continents Performed

SAY HELLO! get in touch

Skype me atflexi_comet

I am currently in the UKuntil after COVID-19