Suzi Winson is the Director and Co-founder of Circus Warehouse, a collaborative effort to produce the next generation of elite circus performers, bring circus to the broader public, and provide a space for the development and performance of new and experimental works. She’s also ringmistress of Circus Warehouse Events and Founder/Director of Art and Circuses Gallery, an associated fine art space.
Suzi’s many past incarnations include professional ballet dancer, Broadway gypsy, street clown, small press poetry editor/publisher, political speech writer and, in recent years, aerialist, dance teacher and arts champion/impressario. She has had an extraordinary education in the arts, working with choreographers/mentors Agnes DeMille, Peter Gennaro, Tommy Tune, and training with flying stars Peter Gold, Miguel Cáceres, Tony Steele and Arturo Padilla.
Suzi produced 2009’s POEM: Poets on an Exchange Mission, a book and International performance festival of modern poetry translations (in collaboration with the French American Cultural Exchange — FACE). In 2011, she created and launched Circus Warehouse’s Aerial Text Experiments, performances mixing language and aerial arts. (Aerial Text Experiments takes place annually in conjunction with the viral, global phenomenon, 100 Thousand Poets for Change.)