Episode 39 - Elsie Smith, co-founder of the New England Center for Circus Arts

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On this week's episode, Josh and Lyndsay talk about Cuisine and Confessions, Circus 1903, a compelling theory about Disney and Ringling Brothers, and sit down for an interview with the co-founder of the New England Center for Circus Arts, Elsie Smith. They also talk about Elsie's time in San Francisco, being on tour with Saltimbanco, and of course the journey of creating America's longest running professional circus training program. If you enjoy the episode please like us on Facebook and rate the podcast on iTunes. Have a great week! 

  • [16:12] Growing up 'in the middle of nowhere'
  • [25:45] Heading to San Francisco, the Pickles, and SF Circus Center
  • [29:36] On tour with Cirque Du Soleil's Saltimbanco
  • [35:00] Moving to Vermont and starting Nimble Arts
  • [38:50] Growing NECCA and their new professional training program
  • [46:07] NECCA's current fundraising campaign
  • [51:14] On creating new acts and new apparatuses

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