Robin Gopal has loved having an audience ever since she learned to talk, and as a result, she spent her youth splitting her time between engineering and performing musical theater. As an adult, she stumbled into the world of circus and realized she had always been a circus performer at heart. Over the years, she has dedicated most of her time to the aerial hoop, contortion, and partner acrobatics.
Robin's degree in Bioengineering has given her a unique perspective on teaching circus arts. Robin uses her background to convey the physics used in skills in a way that encourages creative problem solving while ensuring safety for students. Robin has taught classes and workshops with the social circus organization Circus Up! since its inception and is always eager to help people of all ages achieve goals they did not think were possible.
When wearing her administration hat, Robin draws from 13 years of experience in communication, coordination, and attention to detail honed in medical laboratories on both the west and east coast. Robin spent many years multi-tasking as a mad scientist by day and a circus enthusiast by night until she happily made the decision to focus her skills on the circus world full-time.