Orissa’s career began competing as an artistic gymnast, going on to win many medals all over the world, whilst representing Great Britain. As her competitive career came to an end, Orissa began aerial silks at the age of 17. Six months after her training, she was asked to perform silks for a television gig in Lebanon. To her surprise, the small television gig turned out to be the X Factor Arabia Live finals, with 8.5 million viewers! After successfully performing her routine, she quickly realised this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. Orissa cancelled her application to University and began her dream of travelling the world as a circus performer.
Since her first show 3 years ago, Orissa has gone on to perform for Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince of Saudi Arabia, London Fashion Week, and many international gigs including Mauritius, Switzerland, Dubai and Egypt. Orissa has also become the only person in the world to perform her ‘Foot Archery Act’, which involves 4 acrobatic archery trick shots, including shooting a bow and arrow with her feet in handstand.