Esther de Monteflores is an American circus artist, physical performer and choreographer. 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.
Esther’s unique take on circus has been seen on stage at events that include Moisture Festival, the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, Art on the Atlanta Beltline and the Vancouver and Edmonton Fringe Festivals as well as in venues that range from public parks to university theaters and from retired rock quarries to churches. Esther’s latest project is Tiny Cities, an absurd and whimsical celebration of Columba Livia, the common pigeon.
- Artist Trust (Seattle, WA) performing arts Fellowship (2017) and GAP award (2014) recipient
- Artist in Residence at the Lookout Arts Center (Alger, WA)
- Co-founder of Deathbench Productions