engineer turned multi-faceted circus artist

Char dabbles in various disciplines with a heavy focus in contortion under the instruction of Oyuna Yadmajav and Dahlia Fatale. As a performer, she is a captivating spectacle and draws in audience with her easy going, witty, and occasionally mischievous charm. In 2018, she enrolled in the Aloft Two Year Professional Training Program at Aloft Circus Arts in Chicago, IL. There, she was fortunate enough to get to know and work with a plethora of world renowned performers and directors such as George Orange, Aimée Hancock, Tanya Burka, Fleeky Flanco, and more. Her dance background is based primarily in traditional Chinese dance and contemporary ballet, a combination that has greatly affected her movement style.

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bending over back for contortion

Char's adventure in contortion began rather late in her life but that hasn't stopped her from pursuing it with her whole heart. With years of different aerial apparatuses and dance under her belt she fell in love with contortion, specifically backbending. Her style and work are derived predominantly from traditional Mongolian contortion and she has performed in a variety of events as both a soloist and in ensembles.

Check her out on Instagram @chimpanchar to get a glimpse of her having a great time, workshopping ideas, and - more importantly - showing off.



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While Char is predominantly in the American Midwest, she is available to travel to perform. Please get in contact to inquire about performances, rates, or with any other questions pertaining to hiring a circus artist for your next show or event!