Director of CircusWorks and President of EYCO – the European Youth Circus Organisation.
Lynn Carroll is an internationally renowned expert in circus and education. Throughout her career she has performed globally as a multi-disciplined circus artist with some of the most pioneering and acclaimed contemporary circus companies of the time, as well as being at the forefront of developing the UK youth circus sector for nearly 40 years.
Suomen Nuorisosirkusliitto / The Finnish Youth Circus Association Finland
Federacion Española de Escuelas de Circo Socio Educativo – FEECSE Spain
Director in Circus School MSB Gran Canaria
Co-Founder of FEECSE in 2014
Circus Instructor and Artistic Director in Alehop Canarias
Born in Argentina in 1982 and living in Gran Canaria with her family Julia, Kai and Kevin
Working in Social Circus Projects, Training of trainers and always connecting people
In love with life and married with circus
Sieć Pedagogiki Cyrku Poland
Circus coordinator, trainer and artist. Started circus training at the age of 10 in a youth circus group. At the moments works for Fundacja Sztukmistrze (Lublin) as education projects coordinators. Graduated in Law (Masters) and Cultural Education.
ASD Giocolieri e Dintorni Italy
Circuscentrum Belgium (Flanders)
Fédération Française des Ecoles de cirque – FFEC France
Österreichischer BundesVerband für Zirkuspädagogik – ÖBVZ Austria
Ruth Schleicher is currently teaching physical education and pedagogy in the adult education sector and working as a consultant for movement development for the ministry of education. As pedagogical and artistic director of Circus KAOS and Zirkusakademie Wien she has created a platform where youth work and adult education can share experiences and constantly develop further. Together with Tilmann Schleicher she has developed the core curricula for the education programs in circus pedagogy and circus arts at the Zirkusakademie Wien. Furthermore she is a founding member and now chairwoman of „Österreichischer BundesVerband für Zirkuspädagogik – ÖBVZ“. There she has implemented the working group “circus pedagogy” in order to develop and specify pedagogical definitions and standards on circus pedagogy in Austria.
Circus Punt Netherlands
Soesja Pijlman was born on October 4, 1987, in Rotterdam The Netherlands, as the daughter of a physiotherapist with Indonesian roots and an engineer from the polder; definitely not a circus family.
Nevertheless, she became an artist of Circus Rotjeknor at a young age. At this youth circus she became acquainted with several circus disciplines, participated in various productions and developed her love for the circus profession. In September 2007, she started the ‘Circus Arts’ course at Codarts Rotterdam (NL) to improve her skills. She graduated in June 2011 and since then she may call herself ‘Bachelor of Circus Arts’.
Based on the need to develop further, her heart for transfer and the conviction that art (education) is important for society as a whole, she decided to enroll in the Master of Education in Arts, which she completed in August 2015. In her work as a performing artist, coach, teacher, coordinator, project leader and consultant, Soesja has developed into a committed, proactive professional with an eye for (new) possibilities and the people she works with. With her dedication she likes to contribute to the wonder, development and well-being of others.
Estonian Contemporary Circus Development Centre Estonia
Terje was born and educated in Tallinn, Estonia. Her biggest passion is contemporary circus art. She started her professional career as a performing artist. Later on the thrive to direct contemporary circus performances led to founding Circus Studio Folie (2000) with the aim to educate circus artists. Today most Estonian circus artists have come from Folie. But the mission is not completed yet and the adventure continues. Terje is also the founder of the Estonian Contemporary Circus Development Center (2014).
BAG Zirkuspädagogik Germany
Teacher for German, sports and circus-theatre at comprehensive schools in Lower Saxony from 1974 to 2016. Founder of Circus Fantasia at the comprehensive school in Fürstenau in 1986. Since 2000 in Hanover and founder of CircO Hanover in cooperation with a school and the city of Hanover. Today it is a school with about 1000 children and young people in regular programmes. Since 2005 on the board of the national network BAG Zirkuspädagogik.
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