Alex Oliva is a circus and movement artist based in Boston, MA. He specializes in aerial straps, Cyr wheel, and contemporary dance. Alex always seeks to push the boundaries of circus with captivating and innovative movement by combining elements from his gymnastics and dance background. He has performed with companies such as CirqOvation (Syracuse), Scarlett Entertainment (US/UK), House of Yes (NYC), Berber (San Francisco), and Taconhy Entertainment's "Circus on Ice" (US tour). Recently, Alex received awards for his straps and Cyr wheel acts in the San Diego Circus Festival, where he was also awarded the CircusTalk Spotlight Award. He is also excited to perform at the Karnidale Circus Festival in Australia in January 2023. He is in his fourth season as a dancer with contemporary dance group Urbanity Underground (Boston), where they put on several stage shows every year. Alex received his circus training under Michael Lanphear (Boston), Victor Fomine, Angelica Bongiovonni, and Eric Deschenes (Montreal). Prior to circus, he received training in contemporary and classical dance for 6 years, and in artistic gymnastics for 5 years.