About Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi
Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi is a second generation circus performer who grew up performing with various circuses, nightclubs and theme parks, rounding out her career with Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus. She also competed in The Circus World Championships in London, England.
In 1990 she moved to Chicago and began her career as a circus teacher and choreographer. Sylvia is a co-founder and co -Artistic Director of The Actors Gymnasium and an Artistic Associate of The Lookingglass Theatre Company. Other theater credits include The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Children’s Theater, The Mercury Theater, Marriott Theater, and The Steppenwolf Theatre. She has been nominated for five Joseph Jefferson Awards for her choreography, winning four.