Petrichor worked as an assembly engineer while dreaming, rather hopelessly, of flying away to join the circus. One day she heard wire walker Philippe Petit describe planning his famous walk between the twin towers and he remarked “It’s impossible? Alright it’s impossible. So let’s begin.” She quit her job shortly after and began traveling in search of ways to make her own impossible possible. She trained in a warehouse studio in New Orleans, at Do Jump and Night Flight in Portland and eventually was accepted into the intensive training program at the New England Center for Circus Arts, where she majored in aerial straps and minored in trapeze. A series of circumstances and injuries led her feet back to pittsburgh and her focus away from flight. Until her childhood friend Zero introduced her to the Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative. Here she has been reminded that gravity is a partner not a limit, that this dream is impossible and that it is time to begin.
Performances with the Pittsburgh Circus Arts Collaborative
- July 4, 2017
- June 11, 2017