There always something exciting happening at Om Factory.

Join us for a student showcase or our annual holiday party — or learn a new

skill set at one of our exclusive workshops. We can't wait to welcome you!


Aerial Performance & Act Creation  /  OCT 1 - DEC 3, 2023

Build your aerial skills into a fully-realized performance at our 4-session Act Creation series!


Sundays, 1:45 - 3:45pm

with Fran Sperling

Oct 1&15, Nov 12, Dec 3


SOLO ACT:  $600

DUO ACT:  $700*

*Only one person need enroll.

Member Discount: 15% OFF

Dress Rehearsal: 

Saturday, December 9

8:45am - 3:45pm


Performance Dates: 

Om Factory Winter Party (included)

Saturday, December 16, 7 - 10pm

The Slipper Room (add-on)*

Sunday, December 17, 5:30 - 7:30pm

*Additional fee applies

Aerial Performance & Act Creation is a 4-session series focusing on the process of aerial act development. One week after the series concludes, participants will present their acts in a Cabaret Evening at Om Factory — with an option to perform the acts again at NYC's iconic cabaret venue The Slipper Room (additional fee applies)! 


In this workshop, we will explore performance, musicality, story, character, and audience engagement through movement, experimentation, and play — both in the air and on the ground! The tools & techniques of this workshop are designed to help everyone from first-time performers to seasoned professionals.


Costumes & confidence come into play as we polish your act. Choose your favorite apparatus from silks, lyra, rope, hammock, or a duo act with a friend! Participants are encouraged to dream up anything their imaginations want to explore.



• Must be able to invert from the ground or air without additional assistance.

• Must be able to perform skills on the choice of apparatus prior to enrolling.

• Students must be able to attend ALL sessions to enroll.


Intermediate Level

For more information about Fran's Aerial Performance & Act Creation series, please contact us.

MEET the teacher

Fran Sperling has had a passion for movement since childhood, but she was told she had 2 left feet! It wasn’t until arriving in NYC years later, that she discovered her right foot was never missing at all. Dance & acrobatic experience propelled her into an acrobatic duo partnership. Together, Fran & Karen Gersch created delightful acts, soaring through the air on Spanish web & static trapeze. Fran has performed on Late Night with David Letterman, for the Big Apple Circus, Lincoln Center, Donald Trump, and Heliummm & Chezzam event companies, to name a few.


Fran's passion is sharing her years of experience, studies, and knowledge with her students. With a background in human kinetics, she engages students to understand how to maximize aerial movement efficiently and connect mind to musculature. She also empowers her students to realize that despite what anyone may have told them or they themselves believe — they are capable of so much more!!!


IG:  @fran.sperling


Learn more about Fran!

”Perhaps my favorite class was with Faramarz, founder of Om Factory. Funny enough, I was there on my birthday and he's a hoot. He challenges his students while being encouraging.”

Alvin Y., Seattle, WA