In 2012, Karina was asked to train as an aerial circus artist for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics. She trained for three months at The National Centre of Circus Arts in London and fell in love with aerial hoop, trapeze and fabrics. Karina continued full time training on the Green Top Circus aerial performers course and with Circus Oz, Melbourne and has since worked in various productions as an aerialist including The Cerebral Palsy World Games Opening Ceremony, ‘Terry Riley in C’ with the Paraorchestra at Colston Hall, ‘Taking Flight’ Rogue Play Theatre Company and the UK tour of ‘Weighting’ with Extraordinary Bodies. 
Karina will be developing her aerial skills and creating new aerial work in 2021 through the Jerwood Arts Live Work Fund. 

Aerial Sicilienne 2020 


This is my latest aerial performance thanks to a micro commission from Unlimited Arts to create a new aerial piece during lockdown. Pleas enjoy the audio described performance above! 

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Performing a solo hoop performance at the Opening Ceremony of the Cerebal Palsy World Games


Watch Karina’s aerial work online

Performing with Extraordinary Bodies


Taking Flight, Rogue Play Theatre Company (2017). Karina as The Bird (red catsuit!) 

Karina as The Bird


Weighting, Extraordinary Bodies
find out more in this video…

To enquire about Karina’s aerial work or book her to perform please do so via the Contact Page