Photo by Carrie Firestone Photography


Nicki Miller is an NYC based director and performer known for her theatrical take on aerial arts.  She is co-founding artistic director of Only Child Aerial Theatre. Nicki is a graduate of Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. Notable performance credits include the 2014 Contemporary Circus Arts Festival of Toronto (aerial performer), Only Child Aerial Theatre’s ASYLUM (co-author, director and performer) at NYU's Skirball Center for Performing Arts in the 2017 Circus Now Festival. Recently Nicki was a resident artist of the 2016 Santa Barbara Floor to Air Festival and the 2016 Circus Sessions at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre, and recipient of the Glenn P. Davis Aerial Choreographer’s scholarship award for the 2018 Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Festival in Colorado. Her work as aerial designer and choreographer has most notably been included in Ripe Time’s The World is Round at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) directed by Rachel Dickstein. In 2017 Nicki spent two months in Europe assisting and observing projects at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Shakespeare's Globe, as well as advanced training with Frantic Assembly. She recently completed a creative residency in Sweden, where she also shadowed Cirkus Cirkör director Olle Strandberg on the premiere of his new show Under. Nicki is based in NYC and works as a freelance director, aerial theatre consultant, and educator.