Kiebpoli Calnek is an actor, aerialist, and founder/artistic director of Black*Acrobat- a social enterprise that empowers fringe communities through the vertical world of aerial acrobatics and with devised theatrical performances. Shows tackle provocative dark subjects and re-imagine stories of the black diaspora.
Kiebpoli's works received generous funding and support from Elizabeth Streb, Astraea Foundation, Asian Arts Initiative, and The New York Foundation for the Arts. They are a graduate of CCNY, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and of Actors’ Equity Association.
They've trained at the Circus Space in London and with Kevin O'Connor in NYC. Kiebpoli taught and held aerial theatre performances at Aerial Arts NYC, San Francisco Circus Center, Big Sky Works, The Muse Brooklyn, Dixon Place, The Kitchen, LAVA, The Skybox, STREB, The Zipper, P.S. 122, The Red Lotus Room, Irondale Center, 3-Legged Dog, La MaMa E.T.C.