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About the Artist

Vivian is a Seattle-based aerial artist, with nearly 20 years of experience performing locally and worldwide. While specializing in aerial silks and lyra, she balances grace, athleticism, and risk with extreme finesse. A versatile character performer, she can deliver a comedic piece and in the next breath, tantalize audience members with a sensual aerial dance. She is always set to light up the stage, "delivering an elegant aerial act, twisting and pretzeling her way up..." according to the Seattle Times.

Vivian began her aerial training in Los Angeles. After relocating to Seattle, she joined up with Lara Paxton's "The Aerialistas." The troupe performed their signature duo aerial and dance spectacles in Europe. Vivian has performed at numerous event functions and on many stages in the Pacific Northwest and across the US, collaborating with a variety of companies and artists. Vivian is a veteran varieté artist at the annual Moisture Festival in Seattle, presenting new aerial acts each season. She is the resident aerialist at the Suite Lounge forthe past 8 years. In 2014, Vivian was selected to present her solo silks number at the Aerial Acrobatics Arts Festival in Denver. Since 2016, she has been dazzling the high seas with AIDA Cruise as a solo aerialist. And she made her post-pandemic return to the stage in Marxiano's production of "Bohemia" at The Triple Door.

In 2018, she started production company Chrysalis Circus. Chrysalis Circus is both professional aerial troupe and support team for artistic development and collaboration for circus artists of all level. Community is important to Vivian as she owes much of her success to her mentors, teachers, and supporters. She is passionate about sharing her skills and experience as a performing and teaching artist with members of her company. In 2021, Chrysalis Circus received grant awards from the City of Redmond, City of Sammamish, and 4Culture to produce family-friendly shows for the community.

Vivian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts from the University of California, Irvine. She lives in Kirkland, WA and considers cake to be the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of champions.

Theaters and Companies

AIDA Cruise

Animate Objects Physical Theater

Friedrichsbau Varieté

Holiday World

Maison De V Entertainment

Marxiano Productions

Matt Davenport Productions

Moisture Festival

Suite Lounge

Teatro Circo Price

Teatro Zinzanni

The Aerialistas

The Triple Door

Verlaine and McCann Presents