Lydia Lara

Lydia began her career as a child dancer in musical theatre in Mexico where she toured the country for several years, lucky to participate in adaptations of the Lion King, Aladdin, and Jesus Christ Super Star, still her favorite! She relocated to the US to attend university and began working and exploring other theatre styles and genres, later on founding Doorman Actor’s Lab with Will Morgan. Lydia is the recipient to three Irene Ryan Nominations along with several awards and accolades for acting and lighting design. Relocating yet again to continue her studies Lydia finally discovered circus in the streets of Toronto, she was quite terrible at the beginning and her acting career was still her main focus so she forgot about circus for some years continuing to work in theatre, dance, and performance art; however, back in Houston Lydia met Amy Ell at Vault and everything changed.

Lydia started on silks as many of us do, adding trapeze only a couple months later, then hoop, then rope, then hammock, then straps…..every apparatus presented, invented, imagined! and Lydia is on it! Lydia considers herself a generalist, meaning she can pretty much jump on any apparatus and fulfill any production’s needs. Lydia decided to travel around the US, Canada, and Europe to continue her training in as many festivals and with as many coaches as she could, along the way she discovered her passion for teaching, choreographing and inventing sequence.

In the last 10 years Lydia has worked with several companies and creatives including Nancy Evans Dance Theatre, Pasadena Civic Ballet, Rock Circus LA, Gigi Edgley, Houston Grand Opera, Project in Motion, Sumas y Restas, Aerial Cirque, La Fura Dels Baus, Aerial Experience Productions, amongst others, working as an aerialist, choreographer, and aerial director,for shows, commercials, music videos, festivals, corporate events, and ceremonies.

Lydia is currently based in Los Angeles where she performs and choreographs as a free lancer and coaches at Womack and Bowman-The Loft and The Aerial House.