After growing up as a competitive gymnast in a small town, Iris wanted to see the world! Her passion for languages, education and social justice brought her to work with youth enrichment programs in Spain, Costa Rica, Taiwan and Mexico. Now settled back in her home state and with a new family of her own, she is excited to grow with SANCA, learning and sharing all things circus with the community. Fluent in Spanish and certified to teach English as a Second Language, she loves exploring the intercultural spaces in language, dance and theater. She has been known to wander the streets in spontaneous amateur clowning and hopes she will be able to master the art of aerial performance before her baby girl beats her to it!