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Flora Bare

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  • Physical Comedy, Graduate Movement II
  • ​​​​MFA, Lecoq-based Physical Theater, London International School of Performing Arts

  • Performance

​Flora Bare is a Chicago-based performer, director, educator, and creator for theater and circus. Her particular focus is on highly physical and daring storytelling through the universal language of the body. She has a particular interest in the devised, collaborative process and a love for the immersive performance experience.

Flora is a former USA National Champion and nine-time All-American collegiate gymnast from the University of California, Davis. She received her MFA from the London International School of Performing Arts in Lecoq-based physical theater and has lived, trained, and been a theater maker in California, New York, Italy, Uruguay, and London. She has performed as an actor for The Royal Opera House and was the dance captain and aerialist for the 2012 Olympic Festival with the New York Company STREB. Flora was a tumbling and conditioning instructor at The National Center for Circus Arts in London and is an award-winning choreographer for Northern California Women’s Gymnastics Association.

Flora is is a tumbling instructor for the professional training program at The Actors Gymnasium and has developed a course called “Acrobatics for the Actor”. Flora has been an active collaborator with Theater Unspeakable and Silent Theatre since moving to Chicago in 2015. She was a Co-Mission resident in 2019 for Links Hall and is continuously developing her own work for Bare Theater. ​