Ms. Bauer began her theatrical career as a Performer, Creator, Designer and Writer for The Angels of Light – an outrageous socio-political theatre company that created extravagantly original musical productions that took the San Francisco Bay Area by storm in the 1970’s. As a Costume Designer she has seen her work grace the stages of the Bay Area, Las Vegas, Washington DC and New York City. She designed her first Circus in Tokyo featuring members of The Moscow Circus. For eight seasons, she designed costumes for The Brian Boitano Skating Spectacular on NBC. Bauer was once again seduced by the circus when in 2000 she became the Resident Designer at Teatro ZinZanni in San Francisco.