Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi

Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (she/her/hers) (Aerial/Circus Consultant, Lookingglass Ensemble Member) has been a company member of Lookingglass since 1999. She is a co-founder and the Artistic Director of The Actors Gymnasium, where she serves as master teacher, choreographer and director of The Professional Circus Training Program. 

Lookingglass credits include: Lookingglass Alice, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Moby Dick, Icarus, The Little Prince, Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, among others. Chicago Credits: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. 

Sylvia has received four Joseph Jefferson Awards, is a recipient of the 3Arts Award for Design (2014) and the Award of Honor for Outstanding Contributions by the Illinois Theater Association (2015). Sylvia most recently received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Achievement for her Aerial Acrobatic Choreography for Moby Dick at South Coast Repertory Theatre. 

Her son Griffin is weeks away from graduating with a degree in engineering from UIUC. 

Bio as of 2022