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Tanya Burka

Birthdate: 1981

Citizenship: US

Residency: Canada

Languages: English, French

Height: 5'10" (1.78m)

Build: Slim/Athletic

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Blue

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Show Highlights
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Silver Starlets Outdoor Aerial Acrobatic Show 2023

Circus Sessions 2023

Moisture Fest 2023

Alberta Circus Arts Festival 2023

St John's International Circus Fest 2022

Magic Immersive/Illusionarium 2021/2022

Battements du Cirque Outdoor Distanced Shows 2020/2021

Cirque Alfonse "Barbu" 2019

Cirque du Soleil "Toruk: The First Flight" - 2017-2019

La TOHU/En Piste "Sans Filet" - 2016

Pacha Ibiza Dubai “The Intimate Show” - 2016

Wonderbolt Circus "Circus Glorious", "Bolt out of the Blue" and "Cirkzilla" tours - 2011-2016

Cirque Eloize “Monaco the Show” creation - 2015

Vancouver CircusFest “Cover Me” - 2014

Cirque du Soleil “Quidam” - 2011-2013

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Corporate/Private Event Clients
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Cirque Eloize, TELUS, Western Financial Group, Glowbal Restaurant Group, TED Conference, Whistler Foundation, Business Without Borders, NAFSA, International Bar Association, Verizon, Somali Mam, Club Bud, The Vancouver Opera, TMX/World Federation of Exchanges, The Playhouse Hollywood, NICOR, Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center, Linux, RWR Enterprises, Bravolive!, NIKE, Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce


2022 McGill University School of Continuing Studies

Professional Development Certificate in Executive Production in Creative Industries (focus on Live Show Creation/Production)

2006 Graduate of Ecole Nationale de Cirque

Diploma of Studies, major in aerial acts, minor in contortion

2003 Graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BS in Course XXII, minor in Course VIII, four-year varsity gymnast

Coaching and Choreography
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Alberta Circus Arts Festival, Aloft Circus School, St. John's International Circusfest, Aerial Factory Bangkok, Adedance Aerial Singapore, Avion Aerial Arts, Move with the Beat, Dubai Circus School, Frequent Flyers’ Aerial Dance Festival, Southern Fried Circus Fest, AIRE Festival, iFly Aerial Arts, Aerial Horizon, Pendulum Aerial Arts, Les Productions Fantastix, Vancouver CircusFest, Circus West, Circus Lab, The Underground Circus, Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival, The Cabiri, American Turners Circus, Aerial Fabricators, Caroline Calouche Company, Cirque du Vol, Quantum Gymnastics, Air Born Aerial Arts, Learning2Fly Fitness Studio, Miraas Aerial, Samadhi Aerial, Kinetic Theory Circus Arts, Lohikan Summer Camp

Management and Direction
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Stage Manager, St. John's International Circus Festival Opening Soiree 2023

Assistant to Creation (Direction/Production), Puller, Assistant Stage Manager, "NYX" by Cie Chimere, Montreal and Quebec City 2019-2023

Artistic Director/Show Concept for Circadium School of Circus Arts graduating show "In Human" 2022 

Stage Manager for Metonym Circus experimental streamed show "Playable Characters" 2022
Assistant Stage Manager, Puller, St. John's International Circus Festival "Cabaret at the Edge of the World" 2021

Assistant Artistic Director, Company Manager, Puller, "Filament" by Short Round Productions 2015-2019, Czech Republic, Australia, Scotland UK

Co-Director/Choreographer, "Cover Me" original show for 2014 Vancouver Circus Fest

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