Social Impact Initiative: The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
University: University of Memphis, 2017 Bachelor of Professional Studies in Journalism and Fine Arts
Callie has over 10 years of professional experience in the circus and performing arts industry, 9 years of aerial, dance and circus instruction experience, and 6 years of experience as a creative director, manager, and stage actor/director. Professionally, she is a full time performance artist and owner of Weightless Entertainment (Weightless Aerial Company, LLC).
She is a four time Miss America Organization Local Titleholder (2017-2020) and has served as Miss Memphis, Miss Decatur County, Miss Hatchie, and Miss Gallatin. She is a two time Miss Congeniality at Miss Tennessee, a Quality of Life Finalist, and a Miss America State Community Service Award Winner. Callie was diagnosed with type one diabetes at the age of two and is an avid volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She also mentors young people living with diabetes.
Callie has performed in shows across the country and taught workshops at events in many cities, including as a workshop presenter at the bi-annual American Circus Educators Conference in 2018, State Thespian Society Conferences, and for three years at Rhodes College. She specializes in theatrical aerial silks, lyra, trapeze, doubles aerial, and dance, as well as fire performance, acrobatics, and adagio. Performance credits include; Harley Davidson, JDRF International, The Historic Levitt Shell, The Shrine Circus, Horseshoe Casinos, Memphis Tourism, Circus Kaput and countless others. She served as the Lead Studio Instructor for On The Fly Productions in St Louis, Aerial Program Director for ConXion Gyms, and the Creative Director of Weightless Aerial Company. Callie has provided aerial consulting, choreography, and instruction for productions at the McCoy Theatre, Theatre Memphis, Germantown Community Theatre, the Buckman Performing Arts Center as well as for productions at school theatres across the midsouth.
She is a professional member of the American Circus Educators Association and an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer with a specialization in Functional Training. She has completed Aerial Teacher Training at the Circus Arts Institute in Atlanta as well as completed Aerial Anatomy Training. Callie has served as a company Member with Tennessee Ballet Theatre and taught dance with Children's Ballet Theatre. She has worked as talent on television sets for shows on NBC (Gordan Ramsey’s ‘24 Hours to Hell and Back’), CMT (‘Million Dollar Quartet’), and Fox (‘Bluff City Law’), as well as served as a keynote event speaker and partnered with Relatable Influencer Marketing Company. In her spare time, she runs a vintage reselling business (CallieCo) to promote sustainability in the fashion industry.