About ZFX

The saying “find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life” is completely wrong.

Because when you find a job you love you’ll work even harder and no one in the flying business works as hard as we do. We still have the same amount of un-containable enthusiasm as we did when ZFX was just one man working from a two car garage in 1994.

ZFX founder Robert Dean choreographing a flying performer
Learning to fly on stage

The Perfect Blend

of Art and Science

Everyone in the flying business claims they’re both technical and artistic but we quite literally don’t get up in the morning and put our pants on one leg at a time just like everyone else.

Gear built here

by American craftsmen

What does ZFX stand for? Quality!

If we can’t do it right the first time, we don’t take it on.

Building custom theater set automation machinery

Select Client List

Broadway & theater
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • American Music Theatre
  • Ballet Memphis
  • Berkeley Repertory Theatre
  • California Musical Theatre
  • Dallas Theater Center
  • Gershwin Theater
  • Hartford Stage
  • La Jolla Playhouse
  • Liberty University
  • Lyric Opera – Chicago
  • North Shore Music Theatre
  • The Muny – St. Louis
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Oriental Theatre
  • Palladium Theater (Stuttgart)
  • Pantages Theater
  • Regent Theatre, Melbourne, AUS
  • Shakespeare Theatre Company
  • Sight and Sound Theatres
  • Stratford Shakespeare Festival
  • Trinity Repertory Company
  • Washington National Opera
  • Yale Repertory Theatre
Production and Event Companies
  • 101 Productions
  • 321 Management
  • America’s Got Talent – season 9
  • Branam Enterprises
  • Feld Entertainment, Inc.
  • FOX Sports
  • Holland America Cruiselines
  • Imagine Dragons Tour 2013
  • Juniper Street
  • MBC Lebanon
  • McCoy–Rigby Entertainment
  • MGM Grand Arena
  • Mike Bauder Productions
  • NETworks Presentations, LLC
  • Prestige Cruise Holdings
  • Six Flags
  • Theatre Calgary
  • Vegas Rig
  • Warner Bros. Studios
  • Wicked, LLC
  • Williams Gerard Productions
  • BET
  • BMW
  • Burger King
  • Chevrolet
  • Cisco Systems
  • Daimler-Chrysler
  • IBM
  • L’Oréal
  • NASA
  • Redken
  • SEW Eurodrive
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
Fly Higher
with ZFX