Rachel Barringer is an aerialist and contortionist based in New England. She performs on aerial hoop, silks, rope, multi-cordes, and aerial straps. Rachel also performs duo aerials (hoop and braided loops) with Caroline Wright as Duo Shadow. She has performed with Shanghai Circus, Boston Circus Guild, Santa’s Circus, Cirque de Light, Nimble Arts, and more. Rachel is also a founding member of Circus 617, a Boston-based contemporary circus collective. Her main coaches include Serchmaa Byamba (contortion), Michael Lanphear (aerial straps), and Jacob Skeffington (hand-balancing). In addition to being a circus artist, Rachel has a masters degree in music (cello performance) from the Longy School of Music.