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About the Warehouse

About the Warehouse

Founded in September of 2010, Circus Warehouse of NYC 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 skills.

The Warehouse has 8000 square feet of training space, and offers the following instruction: trampoline, silks, lyra, cloud swing, static trap, swinging trap, rope, Chinese pole, juggling, acrobatic balancing, classical and modern 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. We are the serious school in New York, we feel that everyone should have the privilege to train with top instructors in a professional environment, whatever your goals may be.

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, as well as the home of associated fine art space, Art and Circuses Gallery.

Warehouse elite current faculty, founding members, and guest artists include some of the biggest names in Circus: Flying stars Miguel Cáceres, Arturo Padilla,  Willy Pages, Milton Zamudio and Tony Steele; Big Apple star clown Barry Lubin; contortionists Angelique Javnov, Khazu Chan, Undarmaa Gold, Jonathan Nosan; Cirque de Soleil alumni Matt Greenfield, Anna Venizelos, Matt Baker, Gaston Elie, Stephan Choiniere, Guillaume Blais, Rachel Walker, and Matthew Cusick; Broadway veterans Suzi Winson, Richie Maguire and Pacho; Olympians Dave Durante and Olga Karmansky; and competition gymnastic star Ken Berkeley. This list is continually developing.

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.

In seven years, our Intensive Professional Program has turned out artists for Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, Cirque du Soleil, 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.

Come take a class with us today and see what circus dreams you might fulfill. We will help you.

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