Krista Smithers was born and raised on the coast of northern California. Although her introduction to circus took place in 2013, she began training professionally three years later.
In 2016 Krista moved to Guadalajara, MX, for independent straps training with Juan Luis Gonzalez. Since her time in Mexico, Krista has received most of her professional instruction from rope connoisseur Allie Cooper. She has also received instruction from Alex Allan (rope), Emiliano Ron (rope), Leslie Tipton (flexibility), and Dominik Wyss (straps).
Krista is known for her versatility and for integrating momentum, strength, and flexibility into her performances. She has worked with the Cherry Bombs, a rock n’ roll cabaret, Caravan Stage Company, a theater group that travels by tall ship, and Aerial Experience Productions, a production company based out of LA.