Alyssa Hellrung and Ava Vermilya met several years ago when Ava joined the youth performance troupe that Alyssa coached at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA). In 2015, Alyssa was looking for a new trapeze flyer, and she and Ava began training together. It was a great match, and they performed as a duo for the first time when Ava was only 10 years old. In the seven years since their debut, Duo Avocado has performed in several SANCA showcases and in the annual “Up, With a Twist!” gala. They have also performed with Vuelta La Luna Circus, in corporate gigs around Seattle, and in Moisture Festival 2019. From coach and student to true collaborators, Ava and Alyssa create acts that showcase their strength and musicality and that are full of heart. They are thrilled to be returning to Moisture Festival this year!