Dara Minkin is an aerial acrobat and dancer specializing in aerial silks and rope. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Contemporary Dance from the University of New Mexico, she has extensive training in many dance disciplines, including Stott Method Pilates, Martha Graham Technique, Gaga Technique, Ballet, and Middle Eastern Dance. Having performed for fifteen years and taught for ten, Dara has designed a teaching method for vertical aerial arts, soon to be published in book form as Aerial Design. She has taught for Womack and Bowman, Vertical Fix, Radical Movement Factory, Project in Motion, Agora Arts, and Frequent Flyers. Dara resides in San Antonio, TX; she travels worldwide, teaches, and works on new projects.