Indie Lou is St. Louis based, multi-talented aerialist, stilt-walker, and fitness instructor with a passion for all things circus, theater, and movement.
Indie has been teaching and performing circus arts since 2006. After first picking up a taste for circus arts in Paris, she started dabbling more seriously in St. Louis at Circus Harmony where she became a youth troupe performer and children’s circus instructor. In 2009 she followed her favorite aerial instructor and duo trapeze partner, Joelle Pendergrass, to teach at Bumbershoot Aerial Arts until 2012 when she signed on with the Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym chain to be the aerial program director of their St. Louis area locations.
Indie has spend the most formative part of her training with aerialist and acrobat Joelle Pendergrass, Russian Barre Monté Carlo gold metal winner Sasha Nevidonski, world renown contortion coach Rosa Yagaansetseg, physical theatre coach Michael Hagerstrom, and elite gymnastics coach Charles Miller. She has had the pleasure of training with Cirque du Soleil twins Elsie and Serenity Smith at NECCA, Sarah Poole of the National Circus School of Montréal, and Carrie Heller of Circus Arts Institute. Past and ongoing workshops with graduates of ENC Montreal: Michael Lamphear, Kevin O’Conner, and Terry Crane, and the beautiful staff and guest artists of the NECCA and Frequent Fliers Productions at their workshops each year.
Individually, Indie has produced aerial and floor dance/acrobatic solos for the Paul Mitchell Ice Ball, the Citizen Jane Film Festival, Stephens College of Columbia, MO., The Lakewood Theater of Dallas, TX., and performs annually with the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, St. Louis Fringe Festival, and is a core member of The Beggars Carnivale as a character ensemble performer and solo aerialist.
Indie also produces The Teacup Circus, a local St. Louis group.