At age 17, Lucia got the call to join New York Spiegelworld’s touring show when she was 42 meters in the air training for a motorcycle act on the high wire. Empire’s contortionist had appendicitis and Lucia had 24 hours to learn the routine.
Lucia did so and transformed into “Miss A in a Bubble” for four seasons in the international touring company of Empire, an extravaganza likened to Cirque du Soleil meets The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Performing mid-air in a giant Perspex bubble (crafted from two submarine windows) she mesmerized audiences with more “twists and turns than a pretzel factory,” according to The Courier Mail.
Lucia was born in Christchurch, New Zealand, and grew up on Australia’s Gold Coast. She first trained in dance and acrobatics in her younger years, then found her true passion in contortion and the aerial arts.