Esther de Monteflores (USA) is a contemporary circus artist and physical performer. Esther grew up in the SF Bay Area (California, USA) where she began her circus arts career at the age of nine in her back yard. She went on to years of formal training at The Circus Center (San Francisco) and Trapeze Arts (Oakland). In her work, Esther seeks a balance between technical skill and expressive movement. Circus arts allow her to create work that is both intimate and spectacular, using the inherent element of risk to focus attention and spark imagination.