You know that saying about people running away to join the circus? That’s basically what Meret Ryhiner did when she left Switzerland in 1979.
At the height of her performing career, the equilibrist had an incredible sense of balance. After a bad accident destroyed it, she began transferring her skills to youth.circus performer doing balancing acts
Today Meret Ryhiner is a much-loved mentor in her adopted city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
You can watch her in action with her circus students in this video: