*Charm City’s Erica Saben joins roster that includes General Colin Powell and Maria Bello in sharing stories of overcoming the odds *
Circus artist and entrepreneur Erica Saben offers encouraging stories of balancing life’s tightrope at the TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 Conference on October 26, 2012, at 1:00 PM, at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St. NW in Washington, DC. Founder and director of Baltimore-based Charm City Movement Arts (CCMA), Saben will harness the event’s theme, “Be Fearless,” to present a powerful and uplifting platform chronicling her unexpected path to discovering, embracing and being enlivened by the circus arts. This awakening led her to establish a school of circus and movement arts in Baltimore that shares her passion with others. If you don’t already have your ticket to TEDxMidAtlantic, join Saben via the event’s livestream at https://tedxmidatlantic.com/live/.
Saben began performing on professional stages at the age of 12. Her circus career began by accident when she was spotted on stage at the Academy of Music in 2007 by the Give and Take Jugglers. Saben still performs with the Give and Take from time to time as a wire walker, aerialist, obscure puppeteer, and juggler. She has been a tightwire instructor at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts since its inception, and is the founder and director of Charm City Movement Arts in Baltimore. Saben graduated cum laude from SUNY Brockport with a BS in Dance and Political Science, and received the Political Science Outstanding Student Award as well as the All American Scholar Award.
About Charm City
Charm City Movement Arts, located at 600 South Clinton Street in Baltimore, Maryland, is a space for people in the Baltimore area to be active and have fun in non-traditional ways. Created by Erica Saben, students of all ages are encouraged to explore the joy of movement in a variety of forms through participation in circus, dance, aerobics, juggling, tightwire and yoga classes. Experience an hour in the life of a full-time circus performer and still make it home in time for dinner!
To learn more about Charm City Movement Arts, call (410) 449-2262, or visit their website at www.charmcitymovement.com.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. TEDxMidAtlantic urges participants to “Be Fearless” by presenting stories from prominent speakers from diverse backgrounds who set aside doubt and fear to harness their full potential. When we stop worrying about what might go wrong, we discover what is truly possible. We celebrate the stories of the people who weren’t afraid to fail, who overcame the odds, and persisted when the outlook was bleak. We’ll embark on a journey — filled with stories, songs, and lessons-learned – and the inspiration of those who have demonstrated what is possible when we set aside our fears, act boldly and urgently, and learn from our mistakes.