Aerial artist, dancer, and variety performer offering breathtaking performances in aerial silks, hammock, lyra, trapeze, rope and sculptural apparatus, performing professionally for over 10 years in the Seattle area and internationally. Able to create custom routines with professional costuming suited to your event. Blending classical lines with sensual drama and acrobatic prowess, she is an aerial phenomenon that will leave your crowd asking for more!
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Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 5 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Italian
Insurance: Insured through Specialty Insurance Agency/Performers of the U.S.
What to Expect
Eye-catching, mesmerizing displays of agility, grace, and strength that evoke wonder and joy, leaving a lasting impression while inspiring guests. Performances range from single featured acts to lingering ambient entertainment throughout the evening, involving one or multiple professionally and decadently costumed performers to fit your theme. Performers may walkabout and interact with guests by request, weaving the entertainment with personal experiences.
Professional international aerialist, offering performances on all aerial apparatus as well as custom creations yet specializing in aerial silk and hammock. Will travel anywhere providing travel and accommodation is covered in addition to fee.
Part stardust, part showgirl, Tanya has been honing her lifetime body of artistic work from a young age. After pursuing classical piano and opera, she discovered ballet, which consumed many years of her developmental period. Spending summers at prestigious and highly competitive schools such as San Francisco Ballet School and School of American Ballet (New York City), she blew into town at the age of 16 to study on scholarship at Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and knew she'd found her home. Since then, she has had many adventures, played in a band, earned a degree from the University of Washington, and become one of the most sought-after aerial performers in town. Now in her 10th year of aerial work, she loves the circus arts more than ever. It is the perfect medium to combine her amassed classical training with the elegance, joy, and freedom she imbues into her art.
Currently teaching at SANCA Seattle and training at Versatile Arts, she can also be found in residence at The Pink Door and Suite nightclub, as well as with USC Events, where parties draw up to 30,000 revelers. She has performed in Chicago with The Acrobatic Conundrum, where they performed original work at the first annual Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. Upon her return, she joined the cast of The Atomic Bombshells as a permanent member, and is creating new work with them as well as being the aerial angel in Verlaine/McCann's production of the Land of the Sweets, the burlesque nutcracker at The Triple Door. She has performed at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, where she competed for Best Debut.
In high demand around town, she has become a staple at the annual Moisture Festival, the Pacific Northwest’s largest display of interdisciplinary talent from around the globe. She has performed alongside Queensryche, the Rat City Rollergirls, appeared in late night cabarets at Teatro Zinzanni, and is a resident performer with Marxiano musical theater productions. Other highlights include working with Club Med resorts as a Circus Program Advisor and Guest Performer, where she has made appearances in locales such as Turks/Caicos islands and Ixtapa, Mexico. She has done a contract in Ireland, performing in the likes of castles and international art festivals with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance. Corporate clients have included: Microsoft, BMW, Carnival Cruiselines, The Detlef Schremf Foundation, Jameson's, Suncadia Resort, Aegis Living, Cadillac, Ookla, and The University of Oregon.
To see Tanya perform is to watch a world unfold where are things are possible, and light and shadow are both given their due.
Additional Booking Notes
Rigging height min. 14' for vertical acts, less for trapeze and hoop. Min. height 18' for spiral. Floor clearance under aerial apparatus min. 10' x 10'. Min. stage dimensions 10' x 15' for acro duet. Beams should be at least 4" thick and ideally have space at the top for rigging material to choke over. Venue subject to inspection by artist to determine feasibility and safety. Installation of rigging as well as outdoor rig rental can be arranged for additional costs. Private area for changing/stretching preferred.
Aerial Spiral: hypnotic 5 minute sculptural apparatus featured act. Spiral is 10' long and 100 lbs. Contact for rigging information.
Aerial silks, rope, trapeze, hoop, or hammock: 5-7 minute act set to music of your choice or as ambient entertainment
Ambient roaming: performers interact with the guests as characters to suit your theme
Burlesque act: typically a 4 minute act where the performer artfully removes costume while dancing, down to pasties and g string.
|Orville Zharoff||acro balance partner|
Influences & Inspiration
Company XIV, The Atomic Bombshells, Sylvie Guillem, Phillip Glass, Alphonse Mucha, Acey Harper, The Weeknd
adequate floor space free of items (chairs, people, speakers, etc.)
ceiling suitable for rigging (described in performance-technical section)
private warm up/dressing room area
sound system compatible with ipods or cds
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