Meet our team
Katie Betts Studio Assistant Manager, Silks / Trapeze / Rope / Lyra Instructor

Katie is an aerialist specializing in rope, trapeze, silks, and lyra as an instructor at Afterglow.

As a child, Katie was very physically “busy.” She was constantly climbing and balancing on everything, scaring her mother (who is afraid of heights). She also took ballet and gymnastics as a child.

Katie began training at Afterglow Aerial Arts in 2016, after being completely enchanted by watching the Odysseo Cavalia circus show. She was so fired up, she enrolled in classes immediately and hasn’t stopped since. She made rapid progress, and has had the privilege of training under respected mentors in the circus world such as Marina Karadjieva, Rachel Strickland, Paper Doll Militia’s Rain & Sarah, Jolene Dickerson, Erika Suehiro, Hannah Finn, Joel Baker, and others.

Katie absolutely loves performing, and has had the pleasure of doing so many times all over Oregon.

She is Director of her own marketing company, which specializes in marketing for Circus and Movement Arts.

Katie also has two kiddos, ages 17 and 15.

At age 6, she was recruited by a gymnastics coach to train for the Olympics. She declined in favor of piano lessons. ;)