I RUN ON 

Expression. Collaboration. Training.
   

I first went on stage in my mother’s womb. At five I performed a comic duo with my dad in our local theatre. As a child in a family of dancers, I yearned for the black marley and the hot incandescent lights, I anticipated those mysterious audiences with their watching eyes shrouded by darkness. Every idea was worthy of expression through dance. 

I grew up (and up and up...) but my love for the theatre stayed the same. On aerial straps, I present an unusual combination of extraordinarily long limbs and momentum based acrobatics. To me performance is a celebration, and the movements I have cultivated on straps derive from the pure joy of flight. I delight in sharing this with my audiences. I also use my creative work to express ferocity, and to explore less obvious, bold and strong aspects of femininity.

I learned straps and acrobatics under the tutelage of many exceptional coaches to whom I am eternally grateful, but the bulk of my training was with Chloe Farah, notable contemporary artistic coach and trainer for Cirque du Soleil, and Victor Fomine, whose coaching legacy has been celebrated for decades, in Montreal.

From Las Vegas to Macau, I have performed in shows around the world in styles varying from circus tent to cabaret to 20-meter-high arena. I also have done work on aerial rope, fabric, and as an ensemble dancer.

Expertise:

Aerial Straps · Aerial Rope · Dance

Career 

Highlights

Wow: The Vegas Spectacular

Featured solo straps number, as well as harness and hoop appearances in ​family friendly show at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas.

 

Elekron

Female warrior-themed ensemble straps act in a 75' high arena with catwalk entrances and high speed winches in Macau's Studio City Casino

FINA World Championships Closing Ceremony

Cast alongside world-renowned artists in group straps number by contemporary Budapest circus company ReCirquel 

The Soiled Dove

Solo straps in San Francisco's wildly popular live jazz-accompanied big top dinner theatre themed as an historic brothel saloon. 

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