"This wasn't just someone showing off their great technique, this was someone putting their heart into dancing."
Troy Lingelbach first stumbled upon aerial arts when he found a Groupon for Aerial Revolution in San Diego, California (but really, he has to give credit to his mom for this). With a background in seven years of competitive gymnastics and a lifelong passion for theatre and dance, he quickly excelled in aerial arts and has ran to the circus wherever he's moved. He loves the diversity of the circus: an aerial routine can thrill and entertain as much as it can provide an outlet for self expression and performance art. Troy is currently a member of ABCirque and has performed in several of their productions, as well as with The Circus Collective of San Diego, Cirko Teleskóptico, and Lindley-Lopez Productions. In 2016, he was chosen out of 450 applicants to be the youngest competitor at the US Aerial Championships—and the only competitor to perform in more than one category (Male Silks and Lyra)—where he competed against artists from Russia, China, Brazil, the Philippines, Australia, and more. He placed second in both categories. When in San Diego, he always stops by his home at Aerial Revolution, and in NYC trains at The Muse, OM Factory, and STREB.
Troy is a professional aerial artist, choreographer, and instructor who specializes in aerial silk, dance trapeze, lyra, contortion, rope, and Spanish web, and dabbles in hand balancing and partner acrobatics.