Shawna Tavsky, originally from Canada, moved to México with her son in 2008. Shortly after she co-founded Casa de Artes y Circo Contemporáneo A.C. (La Casa), an independent center focused on circus and interdisciplinary arts education and development where she works as executive and artistic director. She has received two important grants in México for her work with La Casa. Since completing her B.A. in Communications in 2002, she has developed and contributed to various projects as an artistic director and producer, creative director, advisor, photographer, videographer, web and graphic designer and independent artist. Her personal work in photography and video art has been recognized and exhibited internationally.