ABQ Circus Arts

ABQ Circus Arts


I am so sorry to do this I am going to have to cancel Dance class tonight, I did something to my back was hoping to feel better but it still has some spasm moments and I better rest it. I will see you all next week.
Hey Circus Fam! I am so excited to be sharing some of my acro and dance stilting with the community-
Don't miss AirDance New Mexico's five shows in one weekend all at the AirDance ArtSpace
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM Casting Notice - Online/Net series "[email protected]" Season 3 for SPECIAL ABILITY (STILTS) EXTRA on Sunday 10/22/17

**PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT to this booking if you are not local and do not have full, open availability during the shooting date!**
MUST be available for shooting ALL DAY!! You MUST have open/flexible availability if submitting so that you can work WHATEVER the call times & wrap times end up being. If not, please DO NOT SUBMIT!
Pay rate for EXTRAS is $70.40 for 8 hours ($8.80/hour with an 8 hour guarantee, plus x1.5 overtime after 8hrs) and lunch provided. An additional $25 bump is also provided for this role. You will receive a check in the mail from the Production payroll company usually 15-20 business days (not counting weekends or holidays) from the day after you work. OLC is not handling payroll for this project!
Location is in and around ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO.


Stilt Walker: 18-45, male or female, all ethnicities, black or brown hair, should have experience using and performing in stilts. Drywall or performing stilts okay, but must have OWN STILTS. $25 additional bump added for the role.

To submit for work - Please EMAIL US to: [email protected] with subject line STILTS. You MUST include first & last name, height, weight, valid contact number and include a RECENT photo taken within the past month. ALSO INCLUDE ANY TRAINING/EXPERIENCE IN STILT-WALKING
**PLEASE DO NOT send more than one email! PLEASE DO NOT email if you don't fit these casting requirements or are not available on the listed work date!! Thanks!*
Nico's friend from Spain is coming through Albuquerque this Friday and I wanted to make sure that you guys knew in case anybody was interested in anything he had to offer he was educated in Circus pedagogy in Montreal and is an educator of educators. Let us now. He specializes in social circus, creativity, juggling, pedagogy, creativity vs. pedagogy.
Anyone feel like some Acro later? I need to work this burger off...

Expanding possibilities through circus.

Operating as usual



Mondays, 7:00-8:00 pm, $10
Flex with Andrea - Virtual

To sign up, direct message Andrea Bear King or text/ call (505)2201860




Thursdays, Starting 1/21, 5:30-6:30 pm, $15

This introductory class will cover foundational movements of traditional ballet. Students will learn ballet vocabulary and positions, as well as building strength, extension and body awareness. No experience necessary, but also great for those familiar with ballet to refine and strengthen the basics. Students will need a chair for the barre portion (first 45 mins) ideally at the height of your elbow.

To be sent the link for class, direct message here or @Tasha Williams.


Today's Virtual Classes:

Kids Stretch and Strength 2:30 pm
Teen Stretch and Strength 4:00 pm
Adult Stretch and Strength 6:30 pm

All class $15 and held via Zoom. Text or call 505.280.4002, send a dm, or email [email protected] to sign up.


Timeline Photos

patreon.com 12/05/2020

ABQ Circus Arts is creating Aerial acrobatics, art, and other circus silliness | Patreon

Our December Patreon has been updated with new Slingshot Conditioning and Circus Vitamins material! This month's content focuses on shoulder and core mobility and control.

To see more about our Patreon, visit www.patreon.com/abqcircusarts

You can also take a survey telling me what other content you would like to see!

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[11/13/20]   Please note that we will be closed from November 16 through November 30 in accordance with the state of New Mexico's shelter in place orders.

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It's been a while since we plugged our Patreon www.patreon.com/abqcircusarts, and I've been getting a lot of questions lately about what folks can be doing for aerial conditioning.

Our Patreon gives access to monthly circus specific training routines and pre-hab/rehab techniques for circus safety. There are currently 8 workouts and 8 prehab exercises that are available immediately when you sign up.

Feel free to DM me with questions or anything that existing patrons would like to see.

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[07/09/20]   Please note: Per new state guidelines, all students and participants are required to wear a face mask at all times at ACA. Thank you for your understanding and compliance.


Meet Our Teachers:

Josie has been enthralled by the silks since her first class a half-decade ago. She loves how practice on the fabrics stimulates both mentally and physically, while also being a venue for creativity and self-expression.

Now, Josie combines her love of fabrics with her love of teaching. Josie has been a traditional educator for 15 years and uses that knowledge of how people learn to guide her work with aerial students. Josie has engaged in aerial teacher training through NECCA and the Circus Arts Institute. She has also completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, which she incorporates into classes to build students' strength and flexibility.

Josie loves that she can contribute to the inclusive circus community in New Mexico by welcoming all students to come to train with us at ABQ Circus Arts.

Privates Offered: Fabric, Conditioning, Yoga


Meet our teachers:

Meghan Boerding has been active in the Circus Arts community for over five years. She increasingly enjoys wrap theory and has always enjoyed drops, and is now enjoying combining these together. She also owns four pugs and loves all animals. She has availability 4:30 pm or later during the week. Weekends can be discussed as well. Ask about weekend availability.



Ilana Rose has been teaching aerials and handstands for over 10 years. She teaches rope, silks, trapeze and lyra from beginner to advanced. She is especially excited about working with students on dynamic movement, choreography, movement quality and fabric theory.

Because Ilana lives in Santa Fe, her ABQ schedule is limited to Wednesdays and Sundays.

To schedule a private lesson with Ilana, email [email protected].


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[06/01/20]   My dear circus family,

I am so appreciative of Aaron Koz and the other brilliant minds that have so carefully composed this letter. While they are not my words, I share these sentiments strongly. We must act together, now and in the future, to make our country better.

This week, as America is mourning the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and others in what has become a book of those lost, we've been wondering as white artists in the circus community, "What more can we do to help?" The taking of their lives are sad and outrageous chords in a cacophony of violence against the black community that extends back well before we were born. The killing of unarmed men and women of color has pervaded and tarnished the American landscape for centuries, but so has the history of silence in those not directly affected by such brutality. While it indeed an affront to us as humans, it is also in contrast to the spirit of what we do as artists: utilizing our bodies to lift the human spirit, inspiring wonder. It is no understatement to say that the violence that led to George Floyd and countless others' deaths is in direct opposition to the heart of circus arts, to say nothing of humanity as a whole. That said, we have been heartened by the efforts and actions of circus artists. We want to acknowledge that many of you are already putting in the work with your time, your money, and your bodies to be allies, and we want to hear and amplify the work that is being done. As a circus community, we have an incredibly powerful voice both online and offline, and now is a paramount time to examine how to use that voice. It could be an opportunity to uplift circus artists of color who have been traditionally underrepresented. It could be a means to raise funds for organizations that are doing good work. It could be a way to share resources and educate each other. Such dialogue will help us to make a better community both within and beyond the circus world. We are hoping you can join so we can put together a cohort of circus artists who are using their privilege and platform to bring awareness and financial support to work towards ending the social injustice in our society.

What does this mean?

In line with this unified circus stance of antiracism, we are looking for artists willing to join us in doing one or more of the following:

1) Pledging to donate

The following, as many know, are excellent funds in the short term to direct a portion/the entirety of workshop, sponsorship, advertising, and/or teaching profits:

Minnesota Freedom Fund - Has received enough donations at this time. George Floyd Memorial Fund Black Visions Reclaim the Block Campaign Zero

In the long term, sustained donations to these and the following organizations that have a long track record of fighting for racial justice:

ACLU - Dedicated to expanding promise the reach of the US Constitution to all

Color of Change - An organization that challenges corporations and politicians to ensure freedom from injustice

Black Lives Matter - Founded to end State-sanctioned violence and disinformation

NAACP - Organization founded in 1909 to eliminate race-based discrimination

Know Your Rights - Organization begun by Colin Kaepernick to uplift Black and Brown communities

EJI - Dedicated to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment

SURJ - Moves white people to act to undermine white supremacy

Campaign Zero - Provides actionable steps to advocate for legislative change against police brutality.

2) Curating exceptional content from underrepresented circus artists of color by - Increasing visibility of non-white circus artists on social media while being aware of tokenizing (check out @blackaerialist).

- Calling out racist/discriminatory hiring practices for teaching/gigs/shows/et cetera.

3) Sharing resources to support Black Lives Matter, legal advocacy, legislative change What are the goals of this in general? Short term: Enable the Circus Community to have an active, united, empathic, educated, anti-racist response that amplifies and is aligned with the work that is already being done Long term: Create the means for circus artists to continue supporting non-white circus art and artists by directing attention, time, and resources
We hope that after reading this, you will be willing to be on board as we use our art to support a more just world. If you're excited to participate, please respond with your contact information and extent to which you'd like to be involved.

To unify the community in the cause and spread the message, we are hoping to use the hashtags (and follow #blackaerialist!)

#aerialistallys #aerialistsforchange #aerialistsforPOC #aerialistsagainstpolicebrutality #circusartistsforBLM #circusforchange #circusagainstviolence

Please also reach out with questions, concerns, and criticism. We want to hear and learn and do better. Consider forwarding this to other white circus artists.

Sincerely, Max March-Steinman Prisma Blumenthal Connor Dealy Aaron Kozloff

We also want to thank the black circus artists and aerialists who have donated their time, guidance, and advice in helping us craft this message, including but not limited to: Lexi Powell - @lexipowww Kimberly Sende - @theblackaerialist Bunmi Odusmosu - @_sassy_bee

Deon Fox - @deonno.i

mailchi.mp 05/25/2020

COVID-19 Reopening Plans


mailchi.mp Hello Circus Family! Long time, no see. We’ve missed you all terribly. We are all excited to be able to take steps forward and hope to be able to “hang out” with you soon. We know you are eager to get back to training, so wanted to outline our current plan for phasing back to open. While we un...

patreon.com 05/03/2020

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May Patreon is all about training pullovers! www.patreon.com/ABQCircusArts

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It's important to bring attention to the folks doing right during this uncertain time. A huge thanks to our landlord, Jerry Miller, at Factory On 5th Gallery and the The Kosmos Restaurant, who is being an amazing support as we navigate this pandemic.

He helped us establish and grow our circus space and community, and he is now helping us survive during this pandemic.

We acknowledge and give gratitude for his efforts. Join all of us at ACA in thanking Jerry and supporting the Kosmos and Factory on 5th.

[04/25/20]   Sarah Katz Suski will be doing a FB live class today at 11 centered around circus play at home. Join us!


Happy World Circus Day! Put on your stripey socks, twirl around your living room, and know our hearts are with you.
#circusinquarentine #wellbeback #dowhatyoucando #lovethiscommunity

[04/14/20]   FB live workout today at 2 pm with Sarah Katz Suski, Leg Day at Home. You should be lightly warmed up and have a 5-20 lb weight or substitute.

abqcircusarts.com 04/08/2020

About Rigging at Home — ABQ Circus Arts

We know that for many of you, the itch for circus is really starting to set in. We've posted two documents from Simply Circus on our website to help guide your decisions regarding safe training outside of a studio.

Be well and be safe.




All Patreon benefits are out! If you would like to become a Patron of ABQ Circus Arts, visit https://www.patreon.com/ABQCircusArts to find out more!

Thank you to all of our Patreon Supporters!


Casey Biles
Jennifer Dennison Lewis
Stephen Miles
Christopher Suski

Jennifer Garcia Alumbaugh

Grace Cornelius

Elaine Visger

patreon.com 03/27/2020

ABQ Circus Arts is creating Aerial acrobatics, art, and other circus silliness | Patreon

A Message to our wonderful circus community:

Our space will continue to remain closed until further notice, to help keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. While we are sad that we are not training together in person, we have a very active online community. We are linking training programs, personal goals, and generally helping each other through these difficult times through the magic of the internet on FB Messenger and our FB Group.

If you would like to support ACA through these lean months, you have several options:

1. Contact your teacher directly for online conditioning private lessons or programs.

2. Donate through PayPal at [email protected]

3. Support our Patreon at www.patreon.com/abqcircusarts

4. Purchase ACA clothing items at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/abq-circus-arts/all

We may not know what the future will hold, but we'll see you on the other side of this. All of our love,

ACA Teachers and Management

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docs.google.com 03/23/2020

At Home Circus Training

Hi All.

I tried to create a Google Sheets with all the wonderful information people are sharing for continuing to train circus at home. Feel free to use, share, and add. For this particular list, I am trying to keep it linking to free classes that will remain online after the class time is done, so that people can reference back to it.

If you'd like to create another tab with time sensitive workshops or paid workshops, feel free to do so and title the tab accordingly.


docs.google.com Flex Content,Link Jennifer Deacon Flex and Mobility,https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.deacon.77/videos/10158197668434169/UzpfSTcwMjg1NDE2ODpWSzoyNTgwNDQ2NDYyMTY2OTEz/ ...

patreon.com 03/21/2020

ABQ Circus Arts is creating Aerial acrobatics, art, and other circus silliness | Patreon

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[03/13/20]   In the interest of the health of our community, ACA will be closed for all programming, training, & lessons until April 6.

[03/11/20]   No Flex with Andrea tonight 3/11 or next week, 3/18.

Join us tonight for Dance and Open Jam, or we'll see you next week!


Circus Kids with Clara and Intermediate/Advanced Vertical Apparatus with Clara are cancelled for today March 2, 2020. See you next week!

Members are invited to open train during this time.


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[01/27/20]   No Open Jam tonight. See you next week!


It's been a productive morning at ABQ Circus Arts! Say hello to our new lifting station and come see our space improvements!


Space Updates:

We will be donating the lost and found on Saturday. Please take time to go through it.

I am planning on taking the small swamp cooler unit to Goodwill. It needs a new pump and isn't adequate for our space. If anyone wants it, lemme know ASAP.

We will most likely be donating the big four drawer locker and will be looking for a small two drawer filing cabinet (under 28") and a mini fridge. Let me know if you have want the big cabinet or have either of the other two.

Look for a new squat rack and weight set to be here this week! Chris and I are going to come in and set it up on Saturday sometime and then it will be available for members to use.

[01/16/20]   No Supervised Open Jam, tomorrow, January 17th.

See you Sunday, Tuesday, or next week!


We have limited space available in our youth classes! Call or email soon to reserve your child's place.

Mondays 4-5 pm
Tuesdays (teens) 4-5 pm
Tuesdays 5:15-6:15 (currently full)
Wednesdays 4-5 pm
Thursdays 4-5 pm

We also offer private, semi-private, and small group lessons.

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Showing off a little at rehearsal! Come to our shows THIS weekend, Friday and Saturday at 7pm, Sunday at 2pm and 6pm.
Getting ready for our show by painting the walls/set! Tickets available from your favorite aerialist and online!




1715 5th St NW
Albuquerque, NM

General information

Our Calendar can be seen at this address: www.abqcircusarts.com/classes

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm
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