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StoryUp! Aerial Theater


StoryUp! is an aerial children's theater troupe based in Durham, North Carolina.


Our Shows

Join StoryUp! as they use the ground, air, and all the space in-between as they retell three classic Aesop’s fables using aerial silks! Students will delight as the storytellers climb, spin, and flip in this interactive and gravity-defying performance.

Appropriate for: All ages, family friendly

Maximum Audience Size: 300

Duration: 45 minutes

Common Core and NCSCOS: Arts-Curriculum Integration: (Storytelling) (Aerial Theatre) (Social Studies) (Language Arts) 

Special Requirements: 18 ft height (unobstructed), 20 ft circumference floor space (unobstructed) to accommodate the rig for aerial performance. Can be performed inside or outside.

We bring all of our own equipment including sound system and mics and are fully insured. 


About Us

StoryUp! is an aerial children's theater troupe based in Durham, North Carolina. We are the brainchild of two children's librarians and a teacher. We perform 45 min. long original, interactive shows for schools, festivals, community centers, and libraries. A unique spin on literacy and circus that meets curriculum standards? That's us!

Get in Touch

Amy Godfrey

Co-Founder, Co-Creative Director

Amy is a founding member of StoryUp!  She is an aerialist, illustrator, and librarian extraordinaire.  Combining her years of experience as a Children's Librarian and storyteller with her experience as an aerialist Amy creates a unique and engaging relationship with her audience. 

You can learn more about Amy's ground based storytelling at

[Photo Credit: Kim Lan Grout]


Katie Rebich

Co-Artistic Director

Katie is a dynamic creator and and teacher of all things circus and theater. Internationally educating and impacting students and audiences for over five years, she ignites a sense of wonder and empowerment in those that work with her. After completing her time as a Division 1 NCAA athlete, Katie discovered circus as a new way to physically engage and creatively express herself. Her formal training includes completing the Aloft Circus Arts Full Time Training program in 2014. Making her vision come to life, Katie majored in her original apparatus, rope ladder, while minoring in stilt dancing. She still continues to develop as an artist and instructor by taking every moment as a learning opportunity.


Faith Towner


Faith Towner began aerial silks in 2009 under the instruction of North Carolina’s first aerial instructor, Rebecca Drake. Once she learned to climb she’s never looked back, or down. Faith has been fortunate to learn aerial skills from many great regional and local instructors as well as internationally renowned teachers, Fred Deb, Elsie and Serenity Smith, and Susan Murphy.

Faith has a passion for the Aerial Arts because they produce strength, flexibility, endurance, and prove to be a wonderful creative outlet for all abilities and ages.

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Contact Us

For booking inquiries please fill-in the form below or email The more information you are able to give us (location, dates, how many shows, etc) the more accurate a quote we will be able to give you.  

Our specs:
Because of our portable we have pretty specific requirements of the spaces we are able to perform. We are able to adjust the height for different spaces and can perform indoors and out. For an indoor space we need a ceiling clearance of at least 17' and an unobstructed 16' circumference on the floor to fit the footprint of the rig.
For an outdoor event we need a 16'-25'
(depending on the height at which you want us to perform) 
circumference of unobstructed flat ground. 
We bring all of our own equipment including sound system and mics and are fully insured. 
Or email us directly at

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Shows 2023

Aerial Aesops
Chatham Community Library, Pittsboro, NC
Saturday, September 16
2 pm
Aerial Aesops
Marbles Kids Museum, Raleigh, NC
Sunday, July 23
11am & 1pm
Aerial Aesops
Northgate Park, Durham, NC

Sunday, June 11
Aerial Aesops
Perquimans County Schools, NC
Monday, May 1
9am & 11 am
Aerial Aesops
Day of the Books Festival, Siler City, NC
Saturday, April 29

10am - 1pm
Aerial Purim Spiel
Jewish for Good, Durham, NC
Sunday, March 5
Aerial Aesops
Pearsontown Elementary, Durham, NC
Wednesday, February 8
Aerial Aesops
Mangum Elementary, Durham, NC
Thursday, January 26
Where to Find Us
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