ERIN GARBER-PEARSON is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and educator. Her interests and skills encompass metal fabrication, video editing, screen printing, and costume making. She pursues a range of circus arts specializing in tightwire, aerial rope, and duo trapeze. She has given up trying to categorize.
Erin received her Masters in Sculpture from the University of Arizona and is a former Instructor of Foundations Art at Bowling Green State University. Erin completed the Aloft Full Time Training program in Chicago where she specialized in Tightwire and Aerial Rope.
In 2012 Erin founded the Birds Eye View Circus studio in her current home, Toledo, Ohio. She teaches various circus arts to youth and adults, while directing, choreographing, and producing full length shows in the beautiful domed theater of the Collingwood Art Center. You can also find her teaching at The Ann Arbor Aviary.
From 2012-2017 Erin was one half of the duo partnership Violet and Fortuna. During this time VF wrote and performed a 45 minute long show called Laces that traced the histories of a house in the Midwest over a hundred years. Each vignette is set in a different time period, from the turn of the century through the present day.