John Hartzell – Aerial Rigger, Director and Performer

With over 15 years of experience in performance, aerial direction and rigging, John’s credits include Blue Man Group, De La Guarda, Fuerza Bruta and The Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera. Most recently John was head rigger for two episodes of NBC’s I Can Do That.  John also served as Aerial Director for Lady Gaga at the iTunes Music Festival in London. Additional distinctions include The IBM 100 Year Celebration directed by Moises Kaufman, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Julie Taymor at Theatre For A New Audience, The Today Show, New York Live, flying New York City Ballet’s Wendy Whelan at Winspear Opera House in Dallas , MTV VMA’s, America’s Got Talent, and America’s Next Top Model.