Temecula resident soars in SeaWorld’s Cirque Christmas show

Rochelle Berwick achieved her dream of becoming a professional ballerina but later discovered that she loved being an aerial performance dancer more. She said now performs 15-20 feet above the stage on the Lyra Hoop. Courtesy Photo/Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego
Growing up, Great Oak High School graduate Rochelle Berwick always dreamed of being a ballerina. But after realizing that dream as a professional, she discovered it wasn’t for her. Instead, she looked to the sky. “After working professionally for a couple of years, I realized that was not what I wanted most in life.” Berwick said. “I love the performing arts, so I couldn’t just stop training and performing completely. I took my first aerial silks class when I was 21 years old, and ever since then, I have been in love.” She is currently performing with a Lyra Hoop in “Cirque Christmas” at SeaWorld San Diego, featuring other acrobats from San Diego Circus Center and NexGen of Cirque Du Soleil. The show is a take on “The Nutcracker,” and Berwick is sta
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