Circus Artist | Foot juggler
When I first saw a foot juggling act, performed by one of the best, my heart stopped. At that moment I understood I had to learn and master this discipline.
Born in Mexico City on 1994, Valeria, at the early age of 11, got interested on gymnastics which later developed in an interest for aerial silk. She discovers juggling at the age of 16 but it’s not until 3 years later that she begins a serious juggling formation instructed by Raúl Cañas Zamora. This formation has been complemented at several circus spaces in Germany, Spain, France, Belgium, Portugal, UK, Norway and Italy.
Valeria has basic knowledge in the disciplines of chinese pole, unicycle and is specialized in juggling and foot juggling. She has performed in some of the most important theaters in Mexico such as “Teatro de la Ciudad Esperanza Iris”, “Teatro Julio Castillo”, “Teatro Raúl Flores Canelo”, etc., as well as performing her foot juggling act internationally in Spain, Portugal, England, Italy, Lebanon, China, Turkey and Cuba.
Valeria was part of the cast in the show “Cirkunia” (directed by Rob Tannion and Jorge Diaz) touring with it around Mexico.
Valeria has been supported with the scholarship “Creadores Escénicos 2017” by Mexico’s National Fund for Culture and Arts FONCA thanks to her foot juggling project “Hunch”. She was also supported with artistic residencies in Portugal, England, Turkey and Spain.
She collaborated as juggling teacher inside the program “Initiation to Circus and Street Arts” at Mexico’s National Center of Arts and inside the “Drillaz Circus School” at “The Drill House” by SeaChange Arts, in England.
Most recently she participated in the “17th International Circus Festival Circuba 2018” and in the “International Juggling Association Regional Competition” where she won the gold medal.