Kate and Amaya were told for years to seek each other out, by their many mutual friends who knew they would be simpatico.
Shortly after both relocating from other cities to Portland, Oregon, they came together and immediately got to work.
The result was new duo works on Trapeze, Invented Aerial Apparatus, Ground Acrobatics and Chinese Pole, and a new contemporary circus show called Pole Disclosure. Pole Disclosure is their first joint full length production. Together they seek to innovate and inspire, uplift, and empower.
Amaya Alvarado is a multidisciplinary circus artist and lover of movement.
After completing the Professional Program at the Circus Warehouse in NYC she went on to graduate from the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) focusing on hand to hand, group acrobatics, and trapeze.
Amaya has performed with a number of renowned companies and organizations including Comedy Central, Summer Stage NYC, Nimble Arts, and Aerial Angels, and she is the founding director of Aiya Productions.
She has studied hand to hand, acrobatics and aerials with some of the greatest coaches and innovators in North America: at NECCA and in Montreal with Jérome LeBeaut (Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and Seven Fingers) and Natalia Adamiecka (Cirque Eloize). Amaya is co-creator, choreographer and performer in the full-length contemporary circus theatre show Tinder and Ash, born through a Tohu artist residency in Montreal and further developed at the Orchard Project Residency in Saratoga Springs, NY.
Kate Law is a dancer, aerialist and acrobat.
She graduated from the Professional Track program at NECCA performs with A-WOL Aerial Dance Collective, Night Flight Aerial, and the lovely Amaya Alvarado. Her performance highlights include Flyaway Productions, Project Bandaloop, The Crucible, and Supperclub in the Bay Area.
She has appeared at the San Francisco Opera House, the Boston MFA, the Peabody Essex Museum, and the House of Blues. She was awarded the RAWArts Boston Performing Artist of the Year in 2012.
She has been a choreographer and performer for the Boston Circus Guild since 2011 in addition to producing for her company, Bow & Sparrow.
She loves knitting and ninjas.