I've been performing as a circus and variety artist since 2006, having trained as an aerialist with Air Dance Bernasconi and the New England Center for Circus Arts with a concentration in aerial silks, on which I've given over 750 performances. Meanwhile I've amassed a wide range of skills, including lyra, net, trapeze, juggling, stilt walking, contortion, hand balancing, partner acrobatics, unicycling, tightwire, living statue, and physical comedy. I've also been lucky enough to study high wire and sway pole with the Wallendas, and am currently in a life or death struggle with the Cyr wheel.
As a freelance artist I work mostly in the special event and festival markets, which have taken me on international adventures and to a dozen U.S. states. In 2012 I was selected by the Kennedy Center as a solo artist for their Look Both Ways festival, and I've been a regular at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and DC's former Palace of Wonders.
I collaborate regularly with comedy juggler Michael Rosman, offering variety and circus shows for festivals and special events, sometimes under the name of our joint project the Old Bay Circus Company.
I hold an MS in sociology and work as an archivist at the National Library of Medicine. My name is pronounced like "Maura."