Ava began her flow journey back in 2017 where she first picked up hula hoop dancing. Not long after that she also started practicing double hoop dancing, fire hoop dancing, silk fans, fire fans, fire palm torches, poi, tribal fusion dancing, handstand acrobats, pole dancing and most recently aerial hoop, trapeze and contortion. But before Ava discovered the world of flow art and circus, she was a competitive gymnast in Kansas City up until the age of 11. Not long after that she jumped right into year round competitive swimming. In highschool she swam on the girls swim team and ran cross country and track. It was towards the end of highschool where Ava fell in love with things that not a lot of 17 year olds had a passion for. She realized that the benefits of movement was something she would include into her life as long as possible. In March of 2019 Ava was accepted into The Dancing Bear Tribe LLC, a performance collective based out of St. Louis. She soon began performing for festivals and events in Missouri, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas. Once Ava started performing she knew that she wanted to make a career and lifestyle out of it. With her synchronicity and styles to music she knows how to capture an audience with her talents and passions. Along with performing Ava has hosted a couple hoop dancing workshops at FLOKC in Kansas City and has recently begun to teach an inversions & hand balancing class here at The Last Carnival. Ava also teaches The Last Carnival’s beginner and intermediate level lyra classes, while remaining up on movements though personal training as well as attending advanced lyra classes, teacher jams, and trapeze workshops. Ava hopes to share her love for movement with as many people as possible and inspire others that no matter where you come from, you are capable of achieving anything you dream of.