TANYA BURKA | CIRCUS ARTIST
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 Underground Circus, 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.
Vespertilio Duo Aerial Hoop
Tanya's work as a coach and counselor 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.
Loves: cats, coffee, and books
Hates: skim milk
Wants: LED roller skates
But seriously, a degree from MIT: Yes
In what: Nuclear Engineering