Flight Of Swallows


Flight of Swallows was established in 2010 when co-founders Deisha Oliver-Millar and Sadie Hawkins began to explore collaborative improvisation: music and movement working together. Since then, they have invited an ever-evolving group of musicians and physical performance artists to join in creating moody, magical one-time-only experiences in venues ranging from traditional theaters, to galleries, to non-traditional public art spaces. 

Starlings Cabal was established in 2017 to create a vehicle for the musicians of Flight of Swallows to perform structured improvisational music in settings not conducive to dance and movement. The core musicians include Deisha Oliver-Millar, George Kotler-Wallace, Renee Nelson, and Ana Balka.  You can check them out here.


Sadie Hawkins - aerial, fan dance, fire

Ann Marie Spextet - aerial, cyr wheel

Kristina Guede - dancer

Tony Schott - movement

Jacosa Kato - trapeze

Kasumi Kato - silks


Deisha Oliver-MIllar - cello

Terry Boiling - singing saw

George Kotler-Wallace - lap steel, pedal steel, effects wizard, guitars

Blake Helton - percussion

Sacha Dzuba - sax, guitar, keyboard

Mario Schambon - percussion

Scott Burland - theremin

Bryant Upchurch - wrench-o-phone

Tricia Chenard - accordion

Nathan Brown - percussion

Michelle Griffin - soprano voice

Majda Anwar - violin

Michael Poteet - percussion

Skylar Ross - bass

Ian Robert Flürrance - stand up bass

Cory Fica - percussion

Brian Kirk - bass

Colin Bragg - guitar

Renee Nelson - harp

Klimchak  - percussion & sound maker

Stephanie Francesca Kohler - monkey chant, harmonium

Rasheeda Ali - flute

Christopher Salmon - fiddle

Michael Durham - flute, sax

Ana Balka - violin, guitar, mandolin