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This article was published on November 21, 2011

    Amazing: Aerialist Seanna Sharpe dances 285ft over Williamsburg Bridge

    Amazing: Aerialist Seanna Sharpe dances 285ft over Williamsburg Bridge
    Courtney Boyd Myers
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    Courtney Boyd Myers

    Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

    Born on March 21, 1987 Seanna Sharpe fell in love with flight after an early affaire with Peter Pan, and has ever since been climbing, flying, and falling – in style. After graduating high school in Mexico, Sharpe took to the air at age 16, studying Aerial Dance at Le Cirque Centre… before founding Le Cirque’s Adult Program in 2007…

    In 2008, after dancing across 26 countries, Sharpe left everything and everyone behind and moved to New York City…. There, she graduated from Gallatin in 2010 with the world’s first BA in Circustentialism.

    Seanna Sharpe

    Between 2009 and 2011, she performed at nearly 300 parties, festivals, theaters, galleries, and events across the country and the world including Cirque du Soleil, The Guggenheim, Beyonce, SCOPE, Artist’s Wanted, OmniCircus, ReSolute, Shanghai Mermaid, The Danger, Winkel & Baltick, LAVO, Waterwheel Park and The Shakespeare Festival Green Show.

    This July, the 24-year old Sharpe climbed 285 ft above the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City to perform a joyful, albeit illegal acrobatics show hanging from a double-silk cloud swing she created. Watching this video will not only make your feet tingle, it will leave you feeling inspired and mesmerized by the capability of one very special human being.

    Video credit to RONENV for the fantastically filmed video.