Circus Camp: July 9 - August 23

July 9 - August 23, 2018


Circus arts come alive again ---for the 6th year in a row!--- at Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro.   Our team of professional certified instructors will be offering Circus Camp classes over a seven-week period for students, ages 7-14. Our core program runs four days a week (Mon-Thur) from July 9-Aug 23.  Every week will include aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling, mini-trampoline, physical comedy, improv, object manipulation, rope climbing and physical training geared to the level of each individual student. 
Upon enrollment, students will be placed by instructors in 1 of 2 different levels of class, designed to provide the best experience for each student based on their current skill level.
Classes run July 9-Aug 23,  Monday-Thursday
All weeks will be held at the Payomet Performing Arts Center in Truro.
$300 Full Week (4 FULL Days) 9:30am-3:00  Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
$200 Full Week (4 HALF Days, MORNINGS ONLY) 9:30am-noon  Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs
$190 Half Week (2 FULL Days) 9:30am-3:00   Mon & Tues ONLY
After your class selection and payment are processed you will receive a registration form via email.
"Circus arts training builds confidence, social skills and is more fun than just about anything else in the world of performing arts.  That's why we're offering --and expanding-- our circus for the 6th year in a row!"  -Kevin Rice, Artistic Director
picture of Teddy Ment  
Gabrielle 'Teddy' Ment (aerial, clowning, acrobatics) started doing circus in 2007 as a youth troupe member in the Amazing Grace Circus in Nyack, New York, where she gained a foundation in clowning and other circus disciplines. In 2012 she started studying at the New England Center for Circus Arts and in 2014 graduated from their Intensive Professional Training Program. Ment has performed for the past 5 years nationally in New England, the Midwest and the Tristate area. Internationally she has studied circus and performed in Toulouse, France and Nairobi, Kenya. She is one half of the acrobatic performing duo Teddy & Eleanor. When not hanging upside-down from her toes, Teddy enjoys hiking, gardening, surfing and being in the great outdoors. Unsurprisingly, she is now attending Oberlin College in Ohio to study Environmental Studies and Dance!
picture of Eleanor Getz
Eleanor Getz (choreography, dance, aerial) began her movement training at Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she became a company member in 2007. She trained at the Kansas City Ballet summer intensive, Snowy Range Dance Festival, the Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive, and the American Dance Festival, and earned her BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography in 2012 from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She discovered aerials in 2012 and trained with Host of Sparrows Aerial Dance in Richmond. Following college, Eleanor completed the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Professional Training Program in Boulder, Colorado, earning a certification in aerial dance performance. With her peers from the FFP Professional Training Program, Eleanor established Rabble Dance Collective in 2013. Later that year she began training and performing at the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she completed both the Intensive Year Program and the Professional Track program. Eleanor is one half of the acrobatic performing duo, Teddy & Eleanor and she currently specializes in performing and teaching the lyra, trapeze, stilting and partner acrobatics. 
picture of Trevor Pearson
Trevor Pearson (juggling, object manipulation) grew up in the town of Brewster, on Cape Cod. He's been juggling professionally for about 20 years, performing and instructing throughout New England, and beyond. In addition to his instructional work with Payomet in Truro and Wellfleet, Trevor has taught juggling on Cape for Wellfleet Elementary, Orleans Elementary, The Laurel School. Chatham Middle School, Harwich Recreation, Nauset Youth Alliance, and the KABOOM and ECEC programs at Eastham Elementary, among others.  Off-Cape, Trevor has recently led juggling and object manipulation workshops for Oberlin College, Tufts University, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Wildfire Spinning and Fire Arts Retreat.
picture of Edgar Ortiz
Edgar Ortiz (acrobatics, mini trampoline, aerial) is originally from California. His passion for circus arose from his background in springboard diving and marching band. His circus journey began on a flying trapeze rig in Santa Monica.  Ever since he has indulged his love of flipping, falling and spinning by expanding his circus skills. He completed two years of Professional Track programs at the New England Center for Circus Arts.  He has recently been touring with Mirage: A Circus Life, which he helped to create and in which he performed partner acrobatics, juggling, german wheel and chinese pole. Edgar has found his passions in circus arts and loves nothing more than to share it with others through both performance and instruction.
photo of Aubrey Clinedinst
Aubrey Clinedinst (clown, puppetry) is from the New York City area. Aubrey began clowning around at an early age, but she began to pursue it professionally with Commedia dell'Arte studies in Italy. After getting her B.A. in theatre with a concentration in performance and costume design from Goucher College, Aubrey channeled these two passions into the study of puppetry, going on to attend the O'Neill National Puppetry Conference twice. She also performed as both a clown and puppeteer for the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre and LaMaMa Kids. Wanting to develop this love of clown and puppetry further, she returned to Italy to get her M.F.A. in Physical Theatre from the Accademia dell'Arte. Here, Aubrey deepened her study of Commedia, red-nose clown, bouffon, and LeCoq, while also getting the chance to attend circus school where she focused on juggling. Aubrey has now returned to the New York clown and puppet scene. She is excited to work with the next generation of clowns and circus professionals. 
picture of Marci Diamond
Marci Diamond (Dean of Youth and Family Programming) is the co-founder (along with her daughter Marisa) of Diamond Family Circus.  Marci was a competitive gymnast and studied theater, dance, education and injury prevention, while pursuing a BA from Brandeis and MPA from Suffolk University. Her training includes circus skills, performance, and teacher training at the New England Center for Circus Arts, the San Francisco Circus Center, and Circus Arts Institute (Circus Arts Therapy Training), with alumni of Cirque du Soleil, Eloize, Ringling, and Big Apple, as well as additional training in physical theater and acting for film. A proud member of both the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity, Marci has performed in national commercials, films, theaters, tented circuses, fairs, galas, clubs, and was half of the duo trapeze act voted finalist in the USA Today/NCL Epic Star contest. She has taught flexibility/contortion, acrobatics, aerials and performance snd audition skills for all ages and abilities, and has provided training and consultation with many performing arts, youth, and violence prevention organizations, from Alaska to New Zealand, including: the American Youth Circus Organization/American Circus Educators (currently serving on their Social Circus and Health & Wellness Committees) , National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Circus Smirkus (VT), Dance Innovations (NH), Mariana's Dance Studio (MA), Payomet Center for the Arts, The Dust Palace (NZ), Gravity Alternative Movement (MA), Aircraft Aerial Arts (MA), MassHousing, MA Rural Sexual & Domestic Violence Project, and both the School of Public Health and Dance Program at Boston University, among others. Her students have been admitted to prestigious professional training programs (circus schools and BFA programs), and been cast in national tours of theater & circus companies. She loves sharing community, creativity, and connection generated through performing, teaching, and coaching.
This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local Board of Health...we will and it is!

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