Shawna Tavsky, originally from Canada, moved to México with her son in 2009. In 2010, she co-founded Casa de Artes y Circo Contemporáneo A.C., an independent center focused on circus arts education and development where she works as executive and artistic director. Her screen dance pieces have been recognized and exhibited internationally and past editorial photography has been published in numerous print and online publications. She studied and worked as an actress for a number of years before completing her B.A. in Communications in 2002. Since, she has developped and contributed to various art and community projects as creative director, artistic advisor, video artist, photographer, designer, and producer.