Enjoy some of the highlights of my Cirque du Soleil career!
Performed during the Covid 19 Quarantine.
Video project during the Covid 19 Quarantine
A super fun trio with Trapeze Las Vegas partners!
Highlights of me performing with Cirque Borsberg in France.
Enjoy this little circus demo!
I love performing as a soloist, joining a show with an act, and developing shows and acts for specific events and shows!
I'm creative by nature, one of those idea people and Directing shows and pieces is a way to share that creativity! I love working with established troupes as well as helping develop new casts! It is fun to make my visions a reality and to help other's visions come to life!
Creating Aerial, Dance, and Acrobatic Choreography for a show is another one of my passions! I love working with artists to see who they are, how they move, and finding ways to highlight their strengths and skills!
Teaching is very natural for me. I have clear ways to express complex ideas to students. I am excellent at uncovering the elements that hold them back and helping them to overcome, build strength, and grow in their art!
I am interested work that gives me the opportunity to create, perform, choreograph, teach, and direct! I am interested in working with students all ages and all levels. I'm interested in hearing about your contractual opportunity and working with you to make your show, event, camp, or intensive unforgettably fantastic!
I grew up doing gymnastics - it was my first love! The only thing I wanted to do and I did it really well! I competed Level 10 gymnastics, was State Champion, 14th at Regionals, and a National Contender before receiving a College Scholarship to the University of Alaska Anchorage. I excelled in College Gymnastics, placing 7th All Around at Nationals, making All- American, Academic All-American, the Dean's List, and finally winning the 2000 Woman of the Year for Alaska.
I shifted my interests to Dance, Trampoline, and Tumbling after college. I performed and competed as a quartet with my sisters, performed at local, statewide, and regional events with troupes and as a soloist.
I finally auditioned for Cirque du Soleil and received a call to join the creation of The Beatle's "Love." It was one of the best times in life! I performed 10 shows a week, participated in Showcases, was on the Safety Committee, taught Yoga, and learned so many wonderful circus skills from incredible instructors who were both my friends and my coaches. I spent 8 years with The Beatle's "Love" before moving on to the next chapter of my life.
In 2013 I joined Cirque Borsberg in France. I had studied French for many years and wanted the opportunity to be immersed, create my own acts, and travel around Europe! I performed Aerial Silks, Straps, and was a Magician's Assistant! I also got to teach Aerial Acrobatics and Yoga to our troupe!
I then spent 6 months on tour with Cirque du Soleil's "Amaluna" where I engaged as a freelance contractor. While on tour I was able to work in many different places, teaching Aerial and Acrobatic workshops in Boston, New York, San Jose, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Atlanta, and more.
In 2014 I left Cirque du Soleil again and joined Circus Kathmandu in Nepal. I served as the Lead Trainer and finally the onsite Artistic Director for this incredible troupe of artists who were rescued from the Human Trafficking Industry.
After the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal, I returned to the US and decided to tour independently. I continue to teach in multiple locations, while I currently reside in Colorado I teach in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, California, and Las Vegas regularly. I spend time in Alaska and Nepal every 2 - 3 years and continue to be inspired by the places, students, and populations that I am privileged to visit!
I am an Acrobat, mover, and shaker to the core! I would love the opportunity to share my talents with you, join your talented team, and CREATE together!
Director, Choreographer, Lead Trainer
A Dance Project choreographed by Leisha Knight and performed by the UAA Dance Ensemble.
One of the things I love about the type of work I do is that it changes the world and brings hope to difficult places and times. I appreciate opportunities that provide a place for me to engage in professional outreach. I made this video shortly after surviving the 2015 Earthquake in Nepal that killed over 8000 people and destroyed our family home. I thank God for the opportunity to serve this community both then and now!