UNT alumna Danielle Artis is flying high as circus performer

Danielle Artis ('13) (Doc List Photography)Danielle Artis ('13) loves flying in the air.

The alum who majored in dance has performed with Cirque La Vie, a Houston-based contemporary circus, for about two years. She works on the trapeze, silks, Lyra, aerial cube and ground acrobatics.

She also won first place in the professional trapeze division in the Capital of Texas Aerial Championships in August. She hopes to compete in the Texas Aerial Festival in December in Austin and VivaFest Pro Series in February in Las Vegas.

"Being a circus performer is a dream I never thought possible, but now I could never imagine not being in the circus!" she says. "There is never a dull moment, on and off the stage. I am able to express myself more than I ever thought I could."