Karina Jones

Karina Jones, a woman with long blonde-white hair and bright blue eyes, smiling to camera.

Karina Jones is an actor and aerial artist. At age 13 Karina became disabled through a degenerative sight condition, but she didn’t let that discourage her. Karina studied Acting at university, followed by an MA in Voice Studies from Central. In 2012, she answered a call out for disabled artists to perform at the Paralympic Opening Ceremonies. She took part in an intensive training course for circus and aerial work at Circus Centre London, where her passion for circus was realised. From here Karina continued her training at the Green Top Circus in Sheffield, and joined the Extraordinary Bodies team for the premiere of Weighting in 2013. She described the elation and freedom of swinging on an aerial hoop high in the air as one of her biggest achievements.