Education & Training

 
 
  Untitled (Self Portrait)  (2012). Oil on canvas, 40cm x 60cm.  Documentation by Pliskin Designs Photography

Untitled (Self Portrait) (2012). Oil on canvas, 40cm x 60cm.

Documentation by Pliskin Designs Photography

Visual Arts

I have gravitated toward visual arts for as long as I can remember. As a child I spent my free time working on all sorts of art and craft projects. I finally spent five years fulfilling this passion through my Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia, majoring in Art History and minoring in Visual Arts. My focus in the Department of Visual Arts was in printmaking; however, my practices extend beyond the printing press to incorporate other techniques using paper, such as papercutting and mixed-media collage. I prefer to work in small scale with intricate detail, encouraging intimacy between the art and the viewer.

 

 

 
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Circus

I began my circus career at the age of thirteen by joining the Splash Circus Youth Troupe in Emeryville, California, USA-- which, after a few years, became the Bay Area’s renowned Circus Spire Youth Performance Troupe based at Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland. My circus education included diverse disciplines from dance and theatre to juggling, handstands, acrobatics, and aerials. From the beginning of my training, my primary focus has been bar-based aerials: dance trapeze, static trapeze, and aerial hoop. Since 2010, I have been teaching and performing professionally in the USA, Canada, and Germany.

 
 Elizabeth Larsen Photography

Elizabeth Larsen Photography

music

I trained classical singing with numerous classical vocal coaches since I was ten years old. I developed a Mezzo-Soprano range and an affinity for Renaissance and Baroque music, with repertoire ranging from Henry Purcell, Thomas Campion, and Handel to Mozart and Schubert. After thirteen years of Classical training, I began to explore other genres of singing, inspired by varieties of European and North American folk, Klezmer, traditional Sephardic and Mizrachi Jewish music, and percussion from all the corners of the world. My own musical compositions comprise folk- and Mizrachi-inspired melodies, sometimes paired with lyrics examining contemporary societal and environmental issues. I also have a strange passion for metal music (particularly folk-metal). I love creating genre-fusing projects and am always seeking to collaborate with other musicians.