Teaching at NECCA’s Fall Circus Workshop Weekend, Nov 5-8

Lauren and I had an amazing time teaching duo trapeze, solo trapeze, and handstands workshops and giving feedback to brave, inspiring performers at the Southern Fried Circus Fest in Dallas, Texas, earlier this month. Next up, a trip back to Vermont to teach some workshops at my favorite stomping grounds, NECCA! There are so many enticing events on the calendar for their upcoming Circus …

Workshops at the Southern Fried Circus Fest

Tomorrow I head to Dallas, TX to teach workshops in handstands and solo and duo trapeze at the Southern Fried Circus Fest! Check out the links below for full workshop descriptions, and visit the SFCF Mindbody site to register. The 9-day festival kicks off with workshops this coming weekend; I’m teaching one each day:

Fall Classes at PSCA

After a year of traveling, living abroad, and teaching workshops and private lessons, I’m really exciting to return to teaching regular session classes! This fall I’m teaching six classes a week (two each on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings) at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, starting in just a few days. Trapeze, handstands, stretching, acrobatics: basically my favorite things. Take …

Workshops at Canopy in Athens, GA, September 19 and 20

I fell in love with Canopy in Athens, Georgia when I first visited at the start of 2015, so I’m delighted to be returning there September 19 and 20 to offer workshops and private lessons! Here are the offerings; email melissa@canopystudio.org to register for a workshop or to book a private lesson with me (static trapeze, duo trapeze, handstands/handbalancing, flexibility, partner …

Recent NYC shows: SummerStage and Dixon Place

It was such an honor to be invited to perform our evening-length ensemble show Tinder & Ash on August 15 and 16 in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park this month as part of City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Kids International Contemporary Circus Festival. I loved being able to share our show for FREE with audiences who might never see contemporary circus otherwise. …

New duo trapeze act (falling in love ten feet in the air)

I’m so happy to share with you the full video of the most recent contemporary duo trapeze act I made with Lauren Feldman, “The Falling and the Catching,” in which two women fall in love, then navigate the intimacy that follows. Much of this act is similar to our playful, dynamic, upbeat duo trapeze act “Frolic,” but this one’s more …

My current handbalancing act

Yesterday I had the pleasure of performing my handbalance act, “The Way Things Are,” in Portland, OR, as part of Jack StockLynn’s Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus Goes Back in Time. This act combines graceful, fluid, and inventive handstand movement with a contemporary ballet sensibility, while telling a story of heartache and indecision. Here’s a video from my debut performance of the act at Topsy …

Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus Goes Back in Time!

Lauren and I will be performing in Portland, OR, in just over a week! We’re sharing our duo trapeze act and my solo handbalancing act May 8 and 9 in the show Sir Cupcake’s Queer Circus Goes Back in Time. Buy tickets here!

Handstands workshops at NECCA this weekend

Along with performing Tinder & Ash this weekend at NECCA, I’m offering three different handstands workshops as part of Circus Workshop Weekend: Friday, April 17 1:30pm – 3:30pm Intro to Inversions: Learn how to take your upside-down self to a world of control! We’ll go over the why and the how of handbalancing basics and give you the tools to …

Tinder & Ash in Brattleboro, VT, April 18

This past fall and winter, I cocreated a full-length ensemble circus-theater show with 4 friends, Tinder & Ash, during 4 months in Montreal through a residency from the circus-mecca TOHU. We performed a work-in-progress showing at the end of our residency at ENC in January, and now we’re ready to debut it in the states! Get tickets here, and visit …