Nicole Millsaps

Where are you from originally? Long Beach, CA

How long have you lived in Chattanooga? Since 1992

Tell us about your childhood: I grew up in Soddy Daisy in a house my dad built in the middle of 24 acres of forest next to a farm. The wonder for nature that I inherently possessed was fed generously by growing up in a forest. I passed the time by playing in the stream, digging in the dirt and communing with horses.

Do you have a nick name? 5 cent

When were you introduced to aerials? 2014

How do aerials and the community play a role in your life? Aerials is an artistic medium that allows me to express and explore my body, emotions and feelings through movement.  Navigating t
his puzzling art form with a playful and supportive community provides endless inspiration.
What pose do you love the most and why? Scorpion! It is simple, gorgeous and feels AMAZING.

What is your favorite quote? “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone
past I will turn the inner eye to see it’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” -Frank Herbert, Dune