SpiraLynn (also known as Christy Sanford) is an award-winning aerialist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has over a decade of aerial performance experience under her sparkly belt. She specializes in aerial silks, aerial hoop, and ground based character work.
Her performance career began in 1996 as DJ Kinder - Atlantic Canada’’s first female DJ. Five years later she traded her headphones for sneakers as one of the first female breakdancers on the East Coast of Canada. After 10 years she discovered her love of aerial arts and studied with Marlo Fisken, Bendy Kate, and Born to Fly.
She has performed in Halifax at a variety of performing arts, corporate and charity events including: the Scotia Bank Center, Tall ships, Spinning with the Stars and Live Art Dance.
She has been featured in the Chronicle Herald, the Coast, and CTV Atlantic.
Her lifelong passion for athletic and artistic expression shapes her work as an aerialist. Her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design gives her a foundational knowledge of visual and performing arts. Her background in competitive breakdancing and DJing informs her movement and musical choices. Her instructor certifications in Gyrotonic, Contortion, and Aerial Circus Arts create a lifeline of skills and theatrical performances.
SpiraLynn is a dynamic professional performer who brings creativity and strength to every performance. She is currently working on an aerial circus theatre production as the founding member of Sound Weavers, as well as solo and duo acts.
When she’s not contorting her body and pointing her toes high above an audience, she can be found instructing certifications and classes at inesS® Circus, the studio she owns and operates in downtown Halifax since 2005. She spends her off-hours at her off grid cabin in the woods with her husband, daughter, and French bulldog named Rocky.