Who We Are
To provide accessibility for learning and experiencing the movement arts. We specialize in Aerial Arts; acrobatics on suspended apparatus, and Flow & Fire Arts; movement meditation with props, sometimes with flaming wicks. At MASC, sense of community is strong. We generate engaging activities that boost fitness and well-being, cultivate supportive relationships with students, and organizations, and thrive on collaborative efforts. Our team is driven by the concepts of the Professionalism, and Community Inclusivity and Responsibility.
Accessibility is our priority! You don’t have to be in shape to come to MASC! We serve kids and adults of all levels and physical abilities. Specializing in the athletic arts of Aerial, Acrobatics, Dance, Flow and Fire, our friendly, community oriented space was built to inspire those who wish to celebrate the gift of movement.
MASC serves as a community hub as well. Designed for multi-functionality, its the perfect space for your convention, reception, seminar, conference, keynote speaker presentation, award ceremony, graduation party, club meeting, continuing education classroom, reunion, rehearsal, performance theatre, and other gatherings for your organization!
We support local and grassroots organizations by providing a venue for trainings and public forums, and by donating services for fundraisers and causes.
Birthday and bachelorette parties are a hit at MASC! You and your friends will make awesome memories in your own private movement class and celebration!
Our Valuable People and Services:
MASC Youth Programs focus on mindfulness, body awareness, movement and expression. We offer a non-competitive format of instruction that allows youth to discover and express their unique talents and passions.
Our experienced and qualified instructors are trained to teach with a positive and child-centered understanding to ensure every child has an experience that improves their self-esteem. Each class includes age appropriate games and conditioning designed to increase strength, dexterity, and agility. So the kids can dazzle you with their fresh steez and skillz, on the last day of the series, parents and guardians are invited to a free performance.
MASC is headquarters for training and theatre space for professional performance artists the MASC Artisans. We provide booking services for vibrant artists with a distinct and polished flair to entertain, intrigue, enrapture. Artists can be hired solo or in combination to coalesce the stirring effects of ephemeral art & experience. Performances reflect the vision of the event producer including striking choreography, vibrant costuming, and a collaborative approach. We specialize in Aerial, Acrobatics, Dance, Fire Arts (eating, breathing, dancing with props), theatrics, and roving entertainment such as stilts, unicycle, and character impersonations.
We make performance art & entertainment easy and accessible. With our polished ensemble of equipment and crew, events are memorable, unique, and a cut above the rest. Private Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Concerts, Festivals, Collaborations, Schools Programs, Community, Theatre Productions, and more!
In 2012, an aerial, flow and fire program was developed under the umbrella a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing healthy alternatives for youth. By 2014, the program grew to include kids and adults of all physical abilities. MASC became its own entity; offering classes for the public, and also launched Missoula’s first organized performers guild for aerial and flow arts. In its fifth year, the company is well known by its catchy acronym ‘MASC,’ and has expanded to a 5000 sq ft facility. Aerial and other programs are flourishing for kids and adults within the studio, and community collaborations with programs and organizations such as Flagship, Spark, Lifelong Learning Center, Freestone Climbing Gym, Turning the Wheel, MUST gym, Freedom Within, and the University of Montana. Our Resident Performance Artists are enjoyed by many audiences at diverse events and celebrations region wide!