Kristi Taff got her start in the circus arts as a member of the Illinois State University’s Gamma Phi Circus from 2007-2011. During her years at Gamma Phi Circus she lead the diabolo act and performed with the lyra, triple trapeze and bike for ten acts. Unable to say goodbye to the circus upon graduating Illinois State University, Kristi was accepted into the Intensive Training Program at the New England Center for Circus Arts where she spent a year training intensively focusing on lyra, triple trapeze, flexibility and hand balancing. She is currently coaching lyra at Trapeze School New York Chicago and performing in the Chicago area. Most recently Kristi has been focusing on training hand balancing in Barcelona, Spain. She enjoys photography and travel in her free time.