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 both nationally and internationally with the show Life in Color, performing for crowds of up to 10,000 before relocating to Boston, MA in 2015.
There, Tori went on to train at Esh Circus Arts where she completed the Professional Preparatory Program. She has also since 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 performance collaborations include Juventas New Music Ensemble's 'Music in Flight' and Space Coast Ballet Company's 'The Nutcracker.'
Currently, Tori performs as a member of two of Boston's best known performance companies: the Boston Circus Guild and ToUch Performance Art.. 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 .