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Kansas City, USA


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Abbie
23 y/o
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 115 lbs

Circus Performer & Acrobatics/Gymnastics Coach

Skills:
Hand balancing/canes + Contortion
Tumbling/gymnastics
Aerialist
Hula-hoop Dance/Acro-hooping
Partner Acrobatics
Flying trapeze
Eating Fire and fire performance
Varsity Gymnastics
Varsity diver
Dance: many years of ballet, jazz, hip hop, and tap as a kid (never got too serious I always preferred gymnastics).

Education/Training:
Shawnee Mission South High School- Overland Park, KS-Graduated 2012 with a GPA over 4.0. Other highlights include Gifted student program, Project Lead the Way (engineering program), and many honors/AP courses. Also attended Johnson County Community College while in high school-Psychology, physics, and English
University of Colorado School of Engineering-Boulder, CO - Gave it the old college try (2012-13) and completed one year. Chemical engineering turned out not to be my passion; instead, I am pursuing my dream to work with movement as art.
200 Hr RYT: Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance)-Boulder, CO-Yoga teacher training at
Radiance Power Yoga in 2013. Our training included several styles of yoga, history, philosophy and ethics, energy centers, anatomy, physiology, asana (biomechanics, alignment, modifications, & assisting), diet, lifestyle, communication and presentation skills, meditation, Pranayama, and business of yoga. I have been practicing yoga daily for 6 years and have been certified and teaching since 2013.
Separately, I also completed a week long Solar AcroYoga Immersion in Miami, Florida, which focused on advanced partner acrobatics.
Quixotic School of Performing Arts- Kansas City, MO - Completely immersed in aerial and dance, 20+hrs weekly. Training included contortion, ballet, lyra, trapeze, tissue (silks), conditioning, and contemporary dance. Entered the school in Sept 2014. By February 2015 they had me teaching and performing with their professional company (see below). When their school shut down in May 2015, I didn't have enough work with the company and decided to go to professional aerial dance school.
Frequent Flyer Productions (aerial dance) Professional Training Program, Boulder, CO - For 7
months I averaged 30 hours per week of training in professional aerial dance. Trapeze (dance and static), fabric, lyra, corde, stilts, rope and harness, bungee, partnering, improvisation, choreography, performance, Skinner releasing Technique, invented apparatus, Pilates, ballet, and modern dance. Also training in nutrition, kinesiology, rigging, marketing, costuming/make-up, and media editing.

Experience:
Iluminar Aerial Professional Company Member 2016-21017 Season
Lumina Entertainment 2016-present
Freelance (Handbalance/contortion & some lyra) Work 2015-present
Contractor for Flowher Visual Art 2016
Frequent Flyers Cabaret December 2015-This was a one-time performance on static trapeze.
Quixotic Fusion September 2014-June 2015; Performer and Instructor
MoonDrop Circus September 2014-September 2015; Hand-balancer and Aerialist
Sonic Bloom Music Festival 2015; Live Performer and Workshopper-Hand balance performance
Topsy Turvy Circus Variety Show 2014
Hoopla in the Hills 2014; Hoop Troupe
National Cheerleading Association titled Cheerleader of the Year 2011 State of Kansas.
USA Gymnastics Kansas State Championships 2004-2007
Lyric Opera of Kansas City 2004-2009 - Kansas City
Theatre in the Park and Starlight Theatre 2004-2008 - Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri.
Aerial And Contortion Acts 108277
Aerial And Contortion Acts 108277
Aerial And Contortion Acts 108277
Aerial And Contortion Acts 108277
Aerial And Contortion Acts 108277


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