With her long flowing mane of wavy blonde hair, the nimble nymph Kari Podgorski makes her Teatro ZinZanni debut as the Cherry Fairy with her playful, powerful and sensual aerial act in License to Kiss.
Spending her formative years immersed in as much dance and gymnastics as humanly possible, Kari leapt into aerial and circus arts with true passion and delight. With the creation of her bubbly yet sensuous character Sally Pepper, Kari performed with Seattle’s Circus Contraption from 2001 to 2009, charming audiences with her vocal solos, hula hooping, tap dancing, tumbling, group acrobatics, roller skating, and her unique signature act: the static cloudswing.
In 2008, Kari portrayed the young, acrobatic Nedda falling in love with Canio in Seattle Opera’s Pagliacci. Lauded as an “aerialist par excellence” by the Seattle Times, Kari has performed her cloudswing act in over 30 U.S. cities, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, and internationally from Victoria, B.C. to Portugal. Locally, she has appeared with the UMO Ensemble, the Aerialistas, and EnJoy Productions; she has choreographed pieces for Edge Theater Ensemble and Washington Ensemble Theater, and starred in Seattle’s own variete review, the Moisture Festival.
Kari performs as the Cherry Fairy in License to Kiss at Teatro ZinZanni through April 25, 2010.