Giselle Garcia gained her undergraduate degree at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA and moved on to the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago.

Her interest in circus arts probably isn’t related to her work there with butterflies (she once specified “I am interested in butterflies as a way of understanding the origin and maintenance of phenotypic diversity …”) and her work teaching circus to young women (she once referred to this as “the best part of my week, every week”) is probably not at all related to her studies of animal behavior, developmental biology, and ecology.  But one can’t help but wonder at the development of mind and body that lead us to the work and play that we spend our time on.

 

She moved back to Olympia, WA recently, and performs and teaches throughout the PNW.  This is Giselle’s first year of performing at Moisture Festival and we’re so glad that she’ll be with us … on stage and back stage.