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Smirkus alumna Ariele Ebacher featured in new Fitbit Alta ad

Smirkus alumna and former wire walking coach Ariele Ebacher was recently featured in this new Fitbit Alta ad. Way to go Ariele!

Ariele lives in Chicago where she and her husband Jan Damm (who has also coached for Smirkus!) continue to work as circus artists. When they aren’t under the big top or on the high wire (and often when they are!) they are with their adorable little circus son, Timo.

Ariele Ebacher elevates the art of tight wire, one moment gracefully gliding across the wire and the next moment kicking off her heels (literally) and breaking out in dance. She is the premier wire dancer in the US, delighting audiences and introducing them to this popular European art form. She has travelled the world performing in circus, variety, theatre productions, festivals, and even on a few cruise ships.

In 2014 she joined the Midnight Circus as the first American circus company to perform at Montreal Completement Cirque. In 2013/14 she toured the UK and Australia with contemporary circus pioneers NoFit State Circus in their show Bianco. She has also worked extensively with the Bindlestiff Family Circus and the Zoppe Circus. When not on the road she teaches, trains, and performs in Chicago with Aloft Circus Arts.