cultivating community & culture

through circus

WHAT WE DO

Encouraging artistic expression, community and the pursuit of industries related to circus art performance and production in Bermuda.

Artistic

Direction

We envision and execute acts, experiences and productions. Inception to finale, we design every detail of our shows.

Costumes & 

Equipment

From wings of fire to the mermaids of the deep, we design and fabricate elaborate costumes, productions and props. 

Cultivating culture

We aim to expand our

cultural narrative with circus, while building  a viable industry and collaborative network for us to thrive.

classes &

workshops

We aim is to build a thriving community of artistry,  exchange, and empowerment by offering classes and workshops.

ABOUT US

We are building the next generation of Bermudian entertainment while fostering our community, network and talent. 

We know it's imperative that we build a viable entertainment model that could financially support the community's development and artistry. Every show we do pays directly to a grand vision of circus artistry on island, making it possible for us to help Bermudians pursue creative performance related careers.

Our team consists of dancers, actors, costume and stage designers, marketers, lighting experts, event managers and more. We are a community, always seeking to learn, grow and affect positive change with art and movement. 

ORIGINS

Cirqle Circus Arts Collective was created as a means to pull together the fractured performing arts community in a transparent and fair way that valued performer rights to the highest degree.

In addition to standing as a unified voice for performers, bringing together groups that typically weren't crossing paths or hadn't taken their art into the realm of entertainment has been a key element in fostering our budding community.  

Tara Sapien, a lead performer for the collective, created Cirqle and still oversees all aspects as it continues to develop and partner with key entertainers, community members and companies. 

COMMITMENTS

COMMUNITY

We build community through regular meets, member commitment, member training, engagement with the youth, visitors and our supporters.

STANDARDS

Producing high quality, original and exciting entertainment products, costumery,  stage design components and superior customer service.

REWARDS

Commissions are available for referrals resulting in bookings and discounts are available for multiple or preferred entertainer commitments. 

SAFETY

High safety standards and detailed protocols for members. Regular reviews, testing and accredited courses are mandatory.

EQUALITY

We create an equal opportunity workplace setting, giving each member a vote on pivotal decisions, expenditure and the collective vision.

TRANSPARENCY

We are committed to transparent operations. All financial and communication access is available upon request to level 1 partners.

EMPOWERMENT

We strive to empower everyone with flow arts and movement, creating a safe space of expression and development.

EVOLUTION

100% of our profit remains within the collective to purchase new equipment, foster new initiatives, and develop new acts.

 

THE TEAM

We can assist in accommodating all of your performance needs through our in house talent and partnerships. Just tell us what you're looking for!

The creator, managing and marketing director of Cirqle, she maintains all operations within the collective. A polymath and serial entrepreneur, she is proficient in a broad spectrum of art and design, operating a parent consolidated company, Nīdusa.

She began her journey of self taught circus arts in 2015, with aerial hoop, contact juggling and leviwand. Since then she has advanced in staff, isohoop, pixelwhip, aerial hammock, costumery, show design and more, combining various martial arts disciplines, dance styles and flow techniques.

TARA

An energetic and excitable personality that's alway up to be the life of the party, she is most known for her high energy dance classes and workouts but is a pole dance performer as well. 

She joined Cirqle with her company Power by Precious in 2019 after a chance meeting that saw ideas align for an upcoming event.

A multi skilled entertainer, determined entrepreneur and a loving mom, she is working toward having her own pole and dance studio. She is committed to developing our circus arts offerings, and with hope a shared space we can dream big as a collective group.

PRECIOUS

Highly skilled in makeup special effects and flow movement, she has been spinning fire since she joined Cirqle in 2019. She began learning leviwand but quickly picked up staff.

She is a yoga teacher and meditation guide, living a peaceful existence aligned with the energetic flow around her. This focus contributes to a gifted ease in her pursuit of movement, apparent to any spectator. 

She is also an established artist in drawing, painting and creating jewelry and meditative trinkets from from crystals, preserved flowers and leaves.

SKYE

A career cop dedicated to making Bermuda a safer place, advanced BJJ martial artist, long time parkour practitioner and fire spinner, he began working in circus arts and fire spinning in ______.

Spinning poi, staff, performing outrageous choreographed stunts and sword fighting came naturally to him as he began to perform as a pirate regularly under a previous company. 

As father, he hopes to inspire his son and eventually pass his knowledge on, teaching him the tricks of the trade he's already perfected.

JOSH

Our hula hoop master has been intensely studying her craft since ____, honing her skills by learning through advanced performers from around the world, both in person and through online coaching. 

She's been spinning fire since ______ and has performed with troupes in Toronto, _______ and in the Burning Man fire conclave. 

As a core partner in Cirqle, she hopes to build up engaging, large scale productions with other key members, creating an intoxicating entertainment spectacle that is truly unique, inspires others to join and create incredible circus productions the world over. 

ISH

Working on the water has taken her around the world and brought her to Bermuda. She has always hooped but wasn't working with fire until she happened upon a traveling circus in California that helped her learn in 2014.

An extreme extrovert, she She loves how circus brings people together and gives us a chance to teach and learn from one another.

Her hoops have been in a pilot's cockpit, the top of the highest mountain in Jamaica and ski slopes too.

Performing since she could stand on many stages, she is a valued teacher and bright personality in our community. 

INGRID

An experienced gymnast and accredited teacher, she has been involved involved with gymnastics since _____ but more recently began pursuing pole dancing, hula hoop and poi.

She is an established model as well, known for her unique features and her ability to work a camera.

A successful entrepreneur, with a deep love for animals, organic farming, sustainable farming, and bee keeping, she has owned and operated Wild Island Farms since ______. 

Sharing skills and knowledge of sustainable living with children and adults comes naturally for this born educator. 

KRISTIN

A juggler and slack line enthusiast, he is the newest addition to the group.

Joining us from Ottawa, Canada, he is professional pipe installer for a local company and is expected to be on island for at least the coming year.

He had been looking to meet new people when he was invited to attend a circus meet. Immediately taken with then vibe, he hasn't missed a session since and has become a staple personality within the group.

With some experience in juggling, he is working toward moving onto fire juggling in the near future.

CHEYANNE

Fire spinner, pole dancer and gymnast, she is highly skilled, engaging crowds with her technique and vivacious energy. Having competed and ranked in European pole dancing competitions, and been involved with ballet, tap and rhythmic gymnastics from a young age, she easily captivates a crowd and lives for wowing an audience. 

She is the director of Vivid Elements, began spinning in 2015 and partnered with Cirqle in 2019 so that we could provide a better entertainment product, bbringing the Bermudian circus community together, providing more classes, performances and meets.

ASHLEY 

He began spinning poi and staff in 2018. Since his first time getting in the flow, he has been addicted, constantly pushing to learn new tricks and hone his skills as a performer.

An active Muay Thai fighter as well, his interest in martial arts is merging with his circus skills, creating a dynamic and powerful performance. 

He officially partnered with Cirqle in 2019, with both his companies. The Beam Team helps us provide fantastical laser productions for our events and clients and Bermuda Photobooth Rentals helps us provide a interactive element, booked with or without performers.

NATE

A talented dancer with skills as a gymnast, makeup artist, and costume designer, she brings her many talents to the table while always striving to add more. 

She is currently learning aerial hoop, hula hoop and fans and will become a fire dancer soon enough.

In the meantime she is pursuing her most prominent circus passion, helping to build out circus acts with her advanced costumery and makeup skills.

As a new mom, she's working toward creating a world of circus and community her daughter is sure to be a part of.

RAVEN

A licensed art therapist, she has advanced knowledge in how the arts can transform our mental health and help us express ourselves in beneficial ways.

She joined Cirqle in 2020, pursuing staff spinning, poi and movement. She intends to move into fire spinning when she is ready but in the mean time is training with LED props and assisting with costumery creation alongside other members. 

She eventually wants to establish her own art therapy practice that incorporates circus arts and movement in addition to the traditional forms of art she already teaches.

JORDAN

A natural entertainer and skilled poi spinner, she has been pursuing the study of poi since 2019, becoming proficient very quickly with a strong connection and drive to learn the art.  A truly engaging performer, she has recently begun spinning staff as well.

Her love of flow arts makes her a passionate teacher as she works to build our community of performers with skill trade being her main focus.

Working in the insurance industry but previously a lawyer as well, she is a woman of many talents, with an ever cheerful, giant personality.

AMANDA

Known through out Bermuda for his leading roles in some of Bermuda's biggest productions, including the Prince in Sleeping Beauty. He is an engaging long time actor but began working with fire in 2014.

While performing as a pirate, he became versed in fight choreography and swordsmanship, puling off daring choreographed stunts with ease.

His warm personality and kind hearted nature make him a much loved member of our community, inspiring us all to keep working toward our goals and building a circus industry we can all thrive in.

CHRIS

Initially scared of fire, instead of letting that fear prevent her from performing, she used it to drive her.

Her older brother, Adrian, was instrumental in building the circus and fire community on island, encouraging her to learn poi, fire fans and incorporate dance technique into her performances since 2012.

During the time she performed as a pirate regularly aboard the Calico Jack, she was able to perfect her acting and  advance her crowd engagement alongside other highly skilled performers.

MIKAELA

A licensed art therapist, she has advanced knowledge in how the arts can transform our mental health and help us express ourselves in beneficial ways.

She joined Cirqle in 2020, pursuing staff spinning, poi and movement. She intends to move into fire spinning when she is ready but in the mean time is training with LED props and assisting with costumery creation alongside other members. 

She eventually wants to establish her own art therapy practice that incorporates circus arts and movement in addition to the traditional forms of art she already teaches.

PHAROAH

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We can assist in accommodating all of your performance needs through our in house talent and partnerships. Just tell us what you're looking for!

VIVID ELEMENTS

Advanced fire spinners utilizing a wide array of equipment.  Bookings available for indoor and outdoor events. 

BEAM TEAM

The illusory iso hoop will have an audience spellbound and fire hula hoops are sure to wow the crowd. 

SPANISH TOWN

An exciting element to add to any performance, these unexpected and exotic works are fashioned right here in Bermuda.

CARNICYCLE

Set your love alight with our engagement and wedding ceremony and photo packages.

CHERISH ENT.

Aerial dance and pole dancing acts utilizing fire can be booked indoor or outdoor events.

LA GARZA

Belly dancer with a fire element features mystical fans and a flame sword dance.

PHOTOBOOTH

Fleshing tricks and techniques are seductive, fascinating and awe inspiring as the flames burn directly from the skin. 

BHW

Belly dancer with a fire element features mystical fans and a flame sword dance.

You can join our community in a variety of ways, learn new skills or provide us with venues indoors and out for practice, workshops, events, and productions.

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