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About the Warehouse

About the Warehouse

Founded in September of 2010, Circus Warehouse is a collaborative effort to produce the next generation of elite circus performers, to integrate circus arts into mixed-media forms, and to provide a space for the development of new and experimental works. Arts champion/empresario/educator and Warehouse Director, Suzi Winson, runs the professional program which turns out top-level performers for traditional and contemporary circuses, and for dance and theatre productions that incorporate circus art skill.

The Warehouse has 8000 square feet of space for practicing circus arts including trampoline, silks, lyra, cloud swing, solo and swinging trapeze, rope, Chinese pole, juggling, acrobatic balancing, classical dance forms, and wire walking. It also has 30-foot ceilings, high enough to house a flying trapeze rig of classic proportion. Professional training is the primary focus, but the Warehouse also trains non-pro circus enthusiasts and serious athletic practitioners.

The culture that the Warehouse has cultivated attracts seasoned pros from all over the world who come to train and teach. Our community ranges from those with traditional circus backgrounds to the emerging nouveau cirque. The Warehouse is also the residence of Dzul Dance, a company that fuses modern, ballet and tribal dancing with aerial arts, and as well, an associated fine art space, Art and Circuses Gallery.

Warehouse faculty and guest artists include some of the biggest names in Circus: Miguel Cáceres, Arturo Padilla, Gaston Elie, Willy Pages, Walfer Guerrero, Milton Zamudio (of the Flying Vasquez) and Tony Steele. The Warehouse also features elite athletes on the faculty: Cirque du Soleil alumni Matthew Greenfield and Anna Venizelos, the acclaimed hand to hand balancing team Kenimattix: Ken Berkeley and Matthew Cusick, Broadway/ballet dancers Suzi Winson, Pacho, and Matt Baker (Matt B. also starred in Cirque’s Quidam).

Other guest instructors have included Cirque du Soleil stars Jason Berrent, Rachel Walker, Stephan Choiniere, Big Apple star Barry Lubin, Broadway and circus veteran Richie Maguire, contortionists Khazu Chan, Olga Karmansky, Undarmaa Gold, Jonathan Nosan and many more.

Circus Warehouse regularly produces its own circus showcase at the facility with students, instructors and pros who train with us, a works-in-progress event, entitled “Caught in the Act”. We have also created the ambitious and truly avant garde aerial show, “Aerial Text Experiments” participating in an annual worldwide art/poetry movement, 100,000 Poets for Change.

We have been featured performers at great NY venues such as the New York Hall of Science, Maker Faire, Gotham Hall, the JCC, and the Intrepid. In seven years, our Intensive Professional Program has turned out artists for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, Hamid Circus, Cole Brother’s Circus, Pop Circus, Circus Fusion, Circus Circus, Cirque de la Mer, Marvel Universe Live, Cirque Musica, Momix, Dzul Dance, and flying teams such as the High Flying Pages, the Flying Cortes, the Flying Cáceres, and the Flying Cáceres Girls, our homegrown troupe.

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