Gretchen is a Handbalancer and Aerialist with graceful movement and unique character. She has been captivating audiences around the world with talent and style! Handbalancing can fit in nearly any venue and will be tailored to fit the theme and mood of your event.
We threw a private party for my husband's 50th birthday. Gretchen's performance was incredible, her costume was beautiful, she was completely professional and a pleasure to work with from start to finish. I highly recommend her!
Gretchen amazed my campers with her acrobatic skills. She was warm and friendly and wore a beautiful costume to boot. The kids were thoroughly entertained when she was performing or engaging in them activities. It did appear, however, that entertaining them for the two hours we booked was too much. I would recommend booking Gretchen for a shorter period to get the most of her performance and activities with the children.
What to Expect
Balance and aerial acts are approximately 5 minutes long. Ambient (longer, improvised) sets are available. The balancing acts can easily be placed practically anywhere as it is a small set up and requires no rigging. Style and mood will be tailored to fit the theme of your event.
Gretchen is an innovative circus artist who uses many different skills to create acts all her own. She blends traditional skills with new themes and techniques drawn from all her myriad inspirations. Gretchen combines different approaches to hand balancing, trapeze, acting, and dance that create a fusion at once familiar and exotic. With their emphasis on clean lines, remarkable flexibility, and re-imagined shapes, each of Gretchen's creations are like a live-action, three-dimensional expressionist painting. Gretchen's circus adventures have taken her from Canada to South America, and her most recent work has been for Pippin! The Musical.
Additional Booking Notes
Hand balancing requires 3' diameter and 10' height in space.
Aerial requires minimum 10' clearance and point or beam to rig from. In larger spaces the option to bring in a rig is available.