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About the Artist

Tanya is a professional aerialist and contemporary circus performer based out of Montreal, Quebec.

A gymnast since childhood, contemporary circus proved to be a more natural outlet for Tanya's creativity and flexibility than a career in engineering.... but it took a little time to realize it! So she has a BS in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as a diploma of studies from Montreal's renowned National Circus School.

Tanya has performed with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, Cirque Alfonse, Wonderbolt Circus, the Silver Starlets, and more, with a versatile career spanning four continents. At 5'10", Tanya brings both elegance and athleticism to every performance. Her unique presence on stage is unmistakable and always captivating.

Current Acts:

Aerial silks

Aerial hoop

Vespertilio Duo Aerial Hoop

Clown Contortion

Tanya's work offstage is a passion that has always paralleled her work on stage. An artist at heart and an engineer in the brain, Tanya's methods are based on adding brains to the beauty - using technique, organization and management as tools to further artistic expression. She works as a coach, artistic counselor, stage manager and project coordinator, and artistic director for contemporary circus.

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Tanya Trivia:

Loves: cats, coffee, and books
Hates: skim milk

Wants: LED roller skates

But seriously, a degree from MIT: Yes

In what: Nuclear Engineering

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