Shannon “Luna” Squires
Core Company Dancer
Shannon discovered hands-on aerial arts while attending Florida State University after years of admiring Cirque du Soleil artists, and joined the Florida State University Flying High Circus as a dancer in 2009. Through her experience, she became fascinated with the idea of bringing the grounded artistry of dance to the air. After graduation with a degree in International Affairs and French, the continued to work in higher education and recently moved to Colorado to continue her education and advance her career. In Colorado, she has trained with both Aerial Fabric Acrobatics and Iluminar Aerial on aerial fabric, trapeze, and lyra. Shannon also had the opportunity to learn stage flight, and co-teach a workshop at the Aerial Fabric Acrobatics Festival in 2014. Dancing since age 6, she has trained in classical ballet, lyrical ballet, jazz, tap, and hip hop. Finding a way to incorporate both dance and aerial acrobatics has been an amazing and passionate journey into the aerial arts, a thrilling blend of fitness and freedom of expression. Shannon will be starting her 2nd season with Iluminar Aerial.