I first entered the world of professional entertainment in Portland Oregon in 2003. Though my love for the stage began as a child while studying and performing in local theater. My training in the physical arts began with four years of ballet, which included two seasons of performing in “The Nutcracker”. Followed by six years of training and competing in gymnastics. But entering Portland’s underground performance scene was a whole new world. Especially as a young, former, Mormon girl on her own for the first time.
Wanting to stand out from the crowd of burlesque and fire performers prevalent in Portland at the time, I began performing my own version of modern burlesque featuring snakes. The snake act quickly became a hit and in 2004 I was featured on the cover of both SFX and Exotic Magazine with a twelve foot red tail boa named Mocha. As well as an episode of Playboy TV about the Portland burlesque scene. The next five years were spent honing my stage presence as a featured performer in Dante's Sinferno, Portland's longest running variety show, and touring with independent shows along the West Coast. During that time I did a variety of print and promotional modeling for local bars and magazines as well as international companies like Venus Swimwear, PK Sports, Budweiser, Moto Life, and Stoli.
My love for the aerial and circus arts began in 2009 when i started training on Trapeze and Silks as a workout after long days of working as an esthetician a busy salon. Because of my gymnastics background and theatrical style it wasn't long before I was performing in various shows throughout Portland. It soon became obvious that aerial training had transformed my life in the most beautiful and positive way.
In January of 2013 received my first professional contract as a circus performer with Universal Studios Japan. I literally "ran away to join the circus", and moved to Osaka, Japan. Performing for six months in the USJ's seasonal show "The Rainbow Circus", I played a key roll as the only female stunt and circus performer in the entire show. During my time with the Rainbow Circus i performed on the Sway Poles, a very rare and very large circus stunt apparatus owned and trademarked by the Nock Family. Bello Nock used to always say “There are more people who have climbed Mt Everest, than people who have climbed Sway Poles”. At the time I was one of only twenty three people in the entire world who are trained to climb and perform on Sway Poles. That year, “Universal Rainbow Circus’” was awarded Best Show of 2013 by IAAPA Brass Ring Awards.
After my contract with Universal Studios ended I moved back to Portland. Back home, I began performing and touring with Wanderlust Circus as an aerialist and acrobat doing Vaudeville style theater shows and festivals.
2014 saw me back on the road with Wanderlust and doing freelance work, including a trip to Turku, Finland where I performed aerial and burlesque. I also spent some time in Austin, Texas teaching acroyoga with a community company called Yogabatics.
In October of 2014 I joined Super Geek League as a resident performer. Working with Super Geek League was a new and exciting experience for me. Their shows consist of sixty or more performers, elaborate costumes and sets, professional and prosthetic makeup, and performing in front of crowds of 30,000 or more people.
After six months with SGL I began working on the production side in addition to performing. Because of my extensive experience as a performer I've become more involved with costume design and functionality and taken on the roll of assistant casting director.
My time with Super Geek League has also allowed me to explore my love of large and rare stunt aerial apparatus. Including the Wheel of Death, aerial pole cage, Sway Poles, and the Aerosphere Aerial Balloon, designed by John Nock.
I am currently living in Detroit and enjoy traveling for shows whether as a freelance performer or with Super Geek League.