"Emotional, powerful, and seamless... Petra is able to pull magic out of physical reality." Her unique movement style fuses transitional contortion, energetic levity, and super sonic spinning. From ragged DIY circus, to crystalline cirque chic, Petra has a routine and a costume for all occasions. Make your next event unforgettable.
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 5 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
Insurance: $3,000,000 - I have liability insurance through Specialty Insurance Agency (www.specialtyinsuranceagency.com) Each Occurrence: $3,000,000 (bodily injury & property damage to others) Damage to Rental Premises: $300,000 to rented premises Personal & Advertising Injury: $3,000,000 hurting someone's feelings General Aggregate: $5,000,000 (the most the policy will pay out during the policy year) Products - Completed Op. Agg.: $5,000,000 (the most the policy will pay out during the policy year) Medical Expenses: $5,000 (emergency medical to others injured by me)
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What to Expect
As a circus performer, you can expect clean and passionate routines that will take your breath away. Expect high skill in strength, flexibility, and dynamism with beautiful costuming to match your event.
As a roaming performer, Petra is alluring and enigmatic. She enjoys creating a world for people to step into with light up props and glittering costumes.
Petra has a natural talent and a fast cadence for body painting and drawing. Her goal is to make people feel beautiful.
Petra Delarocha is a professional entertainer from the Pacific Northwest. She specializes in aerial hoop and contortion, but is also skilled in fabric, static trapeze, doubles, and non standard apparatus. She is recognized for her relaxed fluidity countered by powerful dynamism during a performance which mimics her collected, yet suddenly energetic personality off stage. Her commitment to a character is unparalleled, and she enjoys creating works specifically to fit within the theme of an event. Petra excels at creating original choreography. She works hard to yield polished and creative routines that express her experience as a creative conduit. She is based in Portland, OR where she works as a professional aerialist, aerial instructor, entertainer, and runs her own performance company: Prismagic.
aerial hoop, contortion, doubles for aerial, fabric, physical theater, singing, static trapeze, choreography, living statue, clowning, tarot reading, face painting, Dance: ballet, modern, tap
Night Flight Aerial (Portland, OR): aerial hoop, fabric, contortion, choreography~ 2011-present
Prismagic (Portland, OR): aerial hoop, contortion, living statue, choreography ~ 2014-present
The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven (Portland, OR): aerial hoop, contortion, fabric ~ 2014-present
Events Unlimited (Portland, OR): face painter, tarot reader, caricature artist ~ 2016-Present
Aerial Muse Collective (Portland, OR): aerial hoop, fabric, contortion ~ 2015-2016
Curious Comedy Theater's “Flying Fruitcake” (Portland, OR): aerial hoop ~ 2014-2016
Girl Circus (Veneta, OR): aerial hoop ~ July 2012, July 2014
AMP Theater (Portland, OR): aerial hoop, doubles trapeze, fabric ~ 2012-2013
The Circus Project (Portland, OR): aerial hoop ~2008-2009
Portland State University ~ Bachelors Degree in Art Studies & Dance ~ 2007-2011
The Circus Project ~ At Risk Intensive Training Program ~ 2008-2009
Jefferson High School Dance Program ~ 2002-2003
da Vinci Arts Middle School Dance Program ~ 1998-2002
Gemma Adams and Stephanie Lopes, Founders of Night Flight Aerial 503.780.6996
Daniela Steiner, Aerial Coach & Mentor 503.504.6038
Howard Patterson, Founder of Flying Karamazov Brothers 503.975.2569
Megan Skye Hale, Owner at The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven 503.757.4486
Additional Booking Notes
For aerial I need a minimum of 14' of height to rig from in your venue. I am also in need of approved (by a structural engineer or a professional rigger) rigging in the venue. I am open to using what is available! Sometimes this can simply mean finding an exposed beam in the ceiling. I ask that there is 6'x6' flat surface beneath the rigging point, that will be free of traffic, for my my safety mat.
For contortion, I just need 6'x6' of floor space to perform. Most people like to have me elevated so that I can be seen. I can create a piece that is performed on a smaller space or on a table, but I need advance notice.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 02, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Past Booked Events
|December 10, 2017 • 9:30am - 2:00pm||Festival|
Influences & Inspiration
Past influences include Pina Bausch, The Ricochet Project, Button Wagon, Teatro Zinzanni, Christian Swenson, Merce Cunningham, Night Flight Aerial, The Aerialistas, Kaj-anne Pepper... and many more!
6'x6' clear space below rigging point