Triton Troupers Circus 2015


This year counted as my 5-year anniversary with the Triton Troupers Circus. Granted, that year when I was in England I didn’t get to participate, but I cheered them on from afar. This year I was happy to walk in the Elmhurst St. Patrick’s Day parade to advertise for the circus, and to participate in 6 different acts for show week. The shows were dedicated to the group’s founder, Jeff Austin and his wife who died this past year; the 44th year and still going strong!

 

And a double trapeze video!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DikI_jUFm5A

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Triton Troupers Circus 2014


The last few weeks and months of my life have been full of circus and glitter. And what a life! This has been my 4th year performing at the Triton Troupers Circus at Triton College, but some of my circus friends have been part of the troupe for 15 years or even more. So anyway, here are some of the pictures from show week, and video links are down at the bottom. Enjoy!

The 'Dirty Dancing' signature move.

My double stunts partner and I doing our individual routine!Looking particularly bendy.
Our 1940s themed silks act! Dress rehearsal and practicing on Spanish Web

Missed the show? Watch some videos on Youtube!

 

Photos courtesy of Steve Hersee, and others.

Triton Troupers Circus 2013


It’s been a rather long time since I’ve posted anything, oops! It’s been a busy month, finishing my internship at the Kohl Children’s Museum, performing in the 42nd Annual Triton Troupers Circus, and starting a new job as a ‘Travel Consultant’ a few days later. It seems I’m still catching up.

As is normal after the ‘circus season’ is over, I’m in withdrawal and reliving the memories through pictures and videos. Here are some pictures from the show.

Double stunts partners!

Double stunts partners!

Silks

Silks

Web

Web

Chairs

Chairs

Ringside during the tightwire act.

Ringside during the tightwire act.

Hanging out after the show!

Hanging out after the show!

Silks

Silks

My silks girls

My silks girls

The web girls

The web girls

Chairs

Chairs

Photos courtesy of Steve Hersee and Robert Sendra.

Circus Stuff – Hanging by my ankle


So, I don’t want to ruin the big surprise, but I finally know what I’ll be performing in the circus (5 weeks away!). I’ll be doing ‘cloud swing’ in the short opening act, and the web rope act. I took a video of myself on the web tonight, tying my foot in for the first time. It was scary but also amazing, and I love the feeling of accomplishing something new! Ah, but it kills my ankle…

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10100099891164120

Just to reiterate, here are dates for the show: Circus flyer