After an argument with her mother over unfolded laundry, former Jr. Olympian Catie Brier decided she would fold herself instead. Finding limited self-folding instruction in Florida, she moved two thousand, three hundred and ninety-five miles away from the comfort of her mother's home to live on her own in San Francisco, California,home of the San Francisco Circus Center. There she found Master trainer Lu-Yi of the celebrated Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe and Serchmaa Byamba, world renowned Mongolian contortionist, both experts in the art of self-folding. Now, five years later, Catie Brier has blossomed into a fierce performer, working for premier companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the United States. She brings to the stage a fresh take on a discipline steeped in tradition, combining the strength and power she developed as a world class power tumbler with the grace and fluidity cultivated in years of dance. Every movement imbued with her passion for the art, once witnessed, Catie Brier is a contortionist that will not soon be forgotten.