A true creative heart, Suzanne Kenney is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the aerial arts movement in the United States.
Ms. Kenney was named among the top 5 women in circus in the US in 2015 by Circus Now for her work educating youth in circus arts.
She is known for evocative duet work with her partner Luis Torres and 20 years of innovations in aerial choreography & aerial apparatus. Pendulum Aerial Arts, which she founded in 2000, has blossomed due to her commitment to artistic collaboration with top artists from around the world who share her passion for both performance and education. Her work has helped pave the way to the vibrant circus arts scene in Portland today by training many artists who have gone on to form their own companies. Before founding Pendulum, Ms. Kenney co-founded the first aerial dance company in Portland, Aero/Betty in 1996. In the 2 decades she has choreographed and produced 25 public performances and introduced hundreds of budding artists to the intoxicating world of aerial arts through Pendulum’s premiere education program.