CELESTINA MANCHA

 

                                                   Date of Birth:  February 1988         Height:   5'4"  (1.62 m)    

                                                                    Citizenship: USA        Weight:   110 lbs  (50kg)

                                                               Languages:  English          Eyes:  Brown

                                                                                                                       Hair:  Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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       ARTISTIC HIGHLIGHTS

 

  2015

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  • "Cosmic Jungle" Meow Wolf NYE Party

        Santa Fe Farmers Market (Santa Fe, NM)

             Aerial Silks

 

  • "The New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball"

        Embassy Suites by Hilton (Albuquerque, NM)

             Aerial Sling

 

  • "New Years Eve Cirque Extravaganza"

        Route 66 Casino and Resort (Albuquerque, NM)

             Aerial Silks

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  • "To Air is Human" Small Show

        Albuquerque Aerialist Collective (Albuquerque, NM)

             Duo Vertical Rope

 

  • "The Reptilian Lounge"       

        Tricklock Performance Company (Albuquerque, NM)

             Aerial Sling

 

  • "Carniveil: Hall of Shadows" Halloween Event

        Royal Wolfs Crossfit Gym (Albuquerque, NM)

             Atmospheric Aerialist, Shadow Dancer

 

  • "Party Like Gatsby"

    European Tour (Düsseldorf, Hamburg)  (

    • Aerial Silks, Partner Acrobatics, Walkabout Fire Dance/Contortion

 

  2014

 

  • "Folk Circus"

        Skarsgard Farms (Albuquerque, NM)

               Atmospheric Aerialist, Partner Acrobatics

 

  • "Circus Fiction Double Feature Picture Show" 

       New England Center for Circus Arts (Brattleboro, VT)

  • ​         Original Aerial Silks Solo, Group Contortion &                  Object Manipulation

 

  2013

 

  • "The Flying Nut: A Journey" 

       New England Center for Circus Arts (Brattleboro, VT)

               Acrobatics & Tumbling

 

  • "Foul Play and Fury

       Black Widow Cabal ( Albuquerque, NM)

              Original Aerial Silks Solo

 

  • "Rare Hare"

       Sanctuary Above the Crypt (Albuquerque, NM)

               Atmospheric Aerialist

 

  • "The Reptilian Lounge"

       Tricklock Performance Company (Albuquerque, NM)

               Partner Acrobatics/Acrobalance

 

  • "Things That Go Bump in the Night"

       Albuquerque Aerialist Collective (Albuquerque, NM)

               Original Aerial Fabric Solo

 

  • "Angel's 4th Annual Masquerade and Charity Ball"

       Letiferus Angelus Productions (Albuquerque, NM)

               Atmospheric Aerialist

              

 

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SKILLS

 

  Aerial                              Ground

 

  Silks                                   Acrobatics & Tumbling

  Rope                                  Partner Acrobatics & Acrobalance

  Static Trapeze                 Contortion

  Dance Trapeze                Juggling

  Sling/Loop                     Belly Dance 

  Hoop                                 Fire Dance

  Pole                                  

 

  Other

 

  Singing

  Cotume Design

  Set Design

  Make-up & Face Paint

FESTIVAL & FILM HIGHLIGHTS

 

 2015

 

 

  • "Pangea" (Pütznitz an der See, Germany)

                Trapeze, Rope

 

  • "Garbicz" (Garbicz, Poland)

                Duo Vertical Rope

 

  • "Buttons" Music Video for Ronit Rolland (Berlin, Germany)

​​​​                Aerial Silks Solo

 

 2014


 

  • Festoche Des Ilettes (Bourg St. Maurice, France)

               Original Aerial Silks Solo


 

  • European Juggling Convention (Millstreet, Ireland)

               Original Aerial Silks Solo

 

 2013


 

  • Colourfest (Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset, UK)

                Original Aerial Fabric Solo


 

  • "Frank" Film (partially filmed in New Mexico, USA)

                Original Dance and Ribbon Solo

 

 2012


 

  • Goa Tribal Festival (Arambol, Goa, India)

                Partner Acrobatics/Acrobalance


 

  • Indian Juggling Convention (Ashvem Beach, Goa, India)

                Partner Acrobatics/Acrobalance

EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

 

  • New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA)        2013-2014

        Intensive Professional Training Program

               Major in Solo Aerial Fabric

               Minor in Group Contortion & Object Manipulation

       Trainers:

               Elsie Smith, Serenity Smith Forchion, Jamie Hodgson,                    Bill Forchion, Aimee Hancock, Sellam Ouahabi, Tony                      Duncan, Said Debbach, Melissa Knowles, Megan                              Gendell, Radha Newsom, Damon Honeycutt

       Dance/Movement:

               Donlin Forman (Martha Graham), Damon Honeycutt                      (Pilobolus), Susan Murphy (Laban/Bartenieff Institute                    of Movement Studies)

       Physical Theater:

               Jesse Dryden, Mario Diamond, Rob Mermin, Bronwyn                    Sims

 

  • Albuquerque Aerialist Collective                                 2012-2013

               Aerial Silks with Amy Christian (Wise Fool)

               Static Trapeze with Colleen McKeown (Wise Fool)

 

  • Grassroots Yoga Studio                                                 2012-2013

               Acrobatic Yoga & Acrobalance

 

  • University of New Mexico                                            2006-2010

        Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

               Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

 

  • Recreational & Competitive Artistic Gymnastics    1995-2004

       Duke City Gym Recreational Program

       Gold Cup Gym Recreational Program

       Gold Cup Gym Level 5 Competition Team

       Dana's Gym Level 6 Competition Team

                Level 6 All-Around State Champion 2003

       Dana's Gym Level 7 Competition Team