Tessa grew up in Evergreen Colorado, where she discovered her passion for the circus arts. Starting at age 10 Tessa has been heavily involved with the circus arts in some capacity or another. She has performed nationwide for various circus companies, touring shows, and theatrical production companies.
Although she loves to perform, her passion goes beyond the bright lights and glitter of the stage as she is heavily involved in the educational side of the circus arts. Her passion includes being able to share her knowledge with the next generation of circus performers and recreational athletes. Tessa has been with Iluminar since the fall of 2014, teaching various recreational classes and now directing the Iluminar Flyers student company.