Originally from Crystal Beach, FL, Tori Markwalder began her training in artistic gymnastics, acting, and dance before she discovered her passion for aerial arts. She trained extensively at the Orlando Circus School in Orlando, FL in aerial silks, hoop, and static trapeze under her coach, original Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba cast member Katya Guimaraes.
She began performing professionally in 2012 with New Image Line Entertainment, where in addition to corporate events, she toured internationally with the show Life in Color, performing for crowds of up to 10,000 . She then relocated to Boston, MA in 2015 to join the cast of ToUch Performance Art's hit show 'AcousticaElectronica'.
Tori went on to complete Esh Circus Arts' Professional Preparatory Program, and has since also furthered her training abroad both artistically and technically at the Irish Aerial Creation Centre in Limerick, Ireland and at La Caserne in Montreal, QC. Recent professional performance collaborations include Juventas New Music Ensemble's 'Music in Flight' and Space Coast Ballet Company's 'The Nutcracker.'
Currently, Tori can be found performing as a member of The Boston Circus Guild. She lives to perform and to share her passion for circus with others, whether it be on a big stage in front of thousands or in an intimate cabaret setting .