I grew up outside of Seattle, WA, and went to the Evergreen State College, where I studied American history (very briefly), co-founded the organic and student-run Flaming Eggplant Cafe, then spent three years studying evolutionary biology and genetics. I also spent time touring and recording with Ruby Fray, on local label K Records, and performing with Christopher Francis & Son.
In 2012 I moved to Chicago, where I spent two years at the University of Chicago obtaining my master's degree with the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, studying the genetics and development of butterfly wing patterns in the Kronforst lab. I spent the rest of my time training at Aloft Circus Arts and teaching adult circus classes at MSA & Circus Arts (also in Chicago).
I'm currently residing in Olympia, WA, training and producing shows at Airbound Arts and (soon) teaching at Sparrow Studios, and taking photographs.
All photos copyright Giselle Garcia, 2015.