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MEET OUR FABULOUS CAST (LISTED IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER.)

Elena Brocade

QUICK CHANGE – THE FEMME FETALE
As a performing artist, choreographer and costume designer, Elena Brocade has worked internationally in the aerial arts and illusion magic for 20 years, with credits that range from The Magic Castle, The Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, The Zoppè Family Circus, Circus Flora, Master’s of Illusion CW, The Go Big Show TBS, Italy’s Tù Sì Que Vales TELE5, and China’s 2008 Olympic festivities. Elena has innovated the circus arts with the creation of the first-ever Aerial Quick Change act on Spanish web and introduced the relationship of dance and acrobatics to the setters role. Her work centers around archetypal storytelling, where transformation plays a role both figuratively and literally.

Jacy Jones

CLOUDSWING – PATSY

While Jacy has been born and raised in Northern California, she spent most of her childhood traveling the world with her parents while they performed their duo trapeze act. This early exposure to different cultures and areas leads jacy to pursue her own life in circus. She started constructing her cloudswing act in late 2019 and has been improving upon it ever since.

Duo Have a Ball

Clémentine and Mike Leclair
BOUNCE JUGGLING- DIABLO

A warm summer evening, a park bench, a fortuitous encounter….Clémentine and Mike Leclair take us back to the swinging 30s with their fabulous, flirty juggling number…

Charismatic, charming and incredible technical accomplishment, Duo Have a Ball is the premiere bounce juggling act in the world.

Winners of Bolshoi Circus Award, Latina Festival, Italy 2012

Winners of Cirque Dans l’universe & Spencer Hodge Award- 38th Monte Carlo Circus Festival 2014

Winners of City of Grenoble Award, Festival of Grenoble, France 2014

Winners of Nikulin Circus Award and The Acrobats Association of China, Nikulin Festival, Russia 2014

Daring Jones Duo

BLAZE BIRGE AND DAVID JONES – THE PI AND THE FLY ON THE WALL

photo by Philllip Pavlinger
Daring Jones Duo is the team that runs the show.  They try their best.  Here’s a few of their awards.

  • Tigerpalast 30th Jubilee,  Germany, 2018-2019
  • Izhevsk Winners Show, Russia, 2018
  • 1st Place, VivaFest Pro serries, Las Vegas, 2017
  • Silver, Wuhan Festival, China 2016
  • Bronze Idol, Idol festival, Russia 2016
  • Bronze, 15th Wuqiao International Circus Festival, China 2015
  • Silver, 7th International Circus Festival Izhevsk, Russia 2014
  • Zapashny Bros Special Award, 38th Monte Carlo International Circus Festival 2014
  • Bronze, Moscow International Circus Festival, Nikulin, Russia 2013
  • Bronze, Festival Del Circo, Latina, Italy, 2012
  • America’s Got Talent,  National TV syndicate, top 48, 2012
  • Critic’s Choice Award, Festival Del Circo, Figueres, Spain, 2012

Unicycle Built for 2

DUO UNCYCLE- BANQUINE

Nick & Wendy Harden met and married while teaching circus in Seattle. Wendy grew up in Sonoma County where she spent her childhood flipping and twisting as a competitive gymnast. Nick started training circus as a college student in the midwest. They have performed their unicycle act with circuses around the world. They met Blaze & David while touring together in 2013, and first joined Flynn Creek Circus in 2015. They returned to Flynn Creek Circus again in 2019, and they are thrilled to join the show again in 2024. When they are not on a unicycle Wendy & Nick coach and direct the youth performance troupes at the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts in Seattle.

Doug Stewart

DUO ROPE
Doug graduated from the New England Center for Circus Arts. As a performer he has worked for Chicago’s Midnight Circus, AIDA Cruises, Circus Smirkus, Live305Entertainment, The Vampire Circus, Westchester Circus Arts, Cirque Dreams & Cirque Us. In 2023, Doug received a speciality prize at the NewComers Show in Germany for his Duo Straps act. Doug is the founder and director of Cirque Us and you can follow Doug’s adventures @doug_stewartt.

Jeremy Cifonie

 DUO ROPE

Jeremy Cifonie is a Chicago-based circus artist who specializes in aerial rope, German wheel, and clown. His career began with the Gamma Phi Circus at Illinois State University, where he trained until graduating in 2020. He is the VIVA Fest 2023 Aerial Rope Emerging Pro champion, and most recently has performed with Cirque Us, Cirque Dreams, Westchester Circus Arts, All Wheel Sports, and The Vampire Circus. Away from work, Jeremy often spends his time making coffee and reading borrowed paperbacks.

Dave Wagar

LIGHTING & SOUND

David Wagar has the joy and pleasure of returning to Flynn Creek for his fifth year as Lighting Designer. When he is not working up with the lights, he enjoys movie nights, karaoke, and blacksmithing.
He has had the immense joy to work at the Gaylord of the Rockies as an actor, FeverUp as a performer and assistant, Phantom Circus as a lighting designer and performer, and Cedar Point as a technician.
He would like to thank his family and friends for all their support this past year and their continued support of this extravagant lifestyle..

Jean-Luc Martin

HEAD ACROBATICS CONSULTANT- BANQUINE ACT

Jean-Luc performed with Pickle Family Circus, Circus Knie and two tours with Cirque du Soleil, where he specialized in Teeterboard: Exits and Korean plank, Hand Balancing,Chair Balancing, Hand-to-Hand Adagio, Acrobatics, Russian bar, Aerial Cradle, Group Bicycle, Group Juggling, Columns and Clown. He has trained with many masters in the circus industry including studying at Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal.
Jean-Luc began his own teaching career very early on but formally began teaching circus arts in San Diego in 2008. He teaches a variety of circus disciplines but focuses largely on handstands, hand-to-hand, Teeterboard, Russian bar and is the program director. In 2011 Jean-Luc founded San Diego Circus Center in order to provide a high quality training center where he now employs over 25 teachers and the center has become respected internationally.

Taylor Miezejeski
Pitch Catch Circus

ACROBATICS

The 505 is an acrobatic trio that hails from New Mexico (by way of Philadelphia). The trio is composed of Z Farrell, Richie Alderete and Ilana Rose. Z started his acrobatic career as a bboy, dancing with his crew 3HC in the Santa Fe Plaza or battling throughout the southwest. Richie started flipping in his backyard at age fourteen, then joined his high school cheerleading team. Later he found circus through calisthenics and acroyoga. Ilana started wearing striped tights at age 23 and then found circus a few years later. The trio began training together at Pitch Catch Circus, an acrobatics intensive founded by Ilana as a way to continue her partner acro training after a brief stint at circus school in England. Together the trio moved to Philly to pursue more performance opportunities, performing their first show together the day after they finished their drive across the country. When not flipping, balancing, or juggling, Z makes music, Ilana makes food and Richie makes puns.

Avery Cluff

AERIALIST

Avery has been climbing things since before she could walk, so it’s no surprise she fell in love with aerial arts early on. She grew up in Oakland, CA, training and performing for several years with the Circus Spire program at Kinetic Arts Center. There she learned the basics of acrobatics, contortion, handbalancing, juggling, and physical theatre but never got over her love for being in the air. Through street fairs, gigs, and annual shows she was able to perform on a variety of conventional and invented apparatuses while specializing in solo and duo static trapeze.
For a few years this passion for heights was channeled into climbing; and she spent several beautiful seasons working as a multi-pitch climbing guide in Maine before climbing and camping her way back across the country. Her return to the west coast also marked a return to circus, where a stint training at Cirque Tumble Cheer in Capitola quickly led to teaching, performing, and a job with Flynn Creek Circus. Since then she has been in two winter seasons, as well as last summer’s tour and has performed for Viva Fest and Moisture Festival with her tippy hoop act. She is excited to be back on the road this summer and to help bring a new show to life!

Raven Alvarez

RAVEN ALVAREZ – CIRCUS MENTORS APPRENTICE AWARDEE
Raven Alvarez grew up in the redwood forest, but she recently moved to the sonoran desert for school. She entered into the world of acrobatics when she was 5 months old. Her father would balance her on his hand in the grocery stores, foreshadowing her desire to defy gravity. At 9 years old, she began training in the aerial arts. By the age of 11, she joked about joining the circus. As she has gotten older, her love for the performing arts has continued to grow. Now, at 19, she is joining the Flynn Creek Circus as an apprentice. When she isn’t plotting to run away to the circus, Raven’s pursuits span a diverse array of interests, from navigating white water rapids to mastering archery, working with language revitalization endeavors, and training to become a ninja.

Donna Lukin

CIRCUS MENTORS APPRENTICE AWARDEE
Donna has been moving her body in some way or another since she can remember, it started with gymnastics then dance then contortion, jiu jitsu, rock climbing and eventually spending hours teaching herself how to hand-balance in her living room. there’s nothing she loves more than finding something to completely dedicate herself to and perfect. Donna grew up in Port Townsend Washington but moved around alot as a kid. She discovered aerial when she was 15 and fell in love with being in the air and the creative freedom of creating acts, she felt like it was a perfect balance of all the physical movements she already loved. She has been performing in the rogue valley of Oregon for a couple years and decided that she wants to take her love of circus and performing to the next level by apprenticing at Flynn Creek Circus .

Shem Biggie
AERIAL ROPE SUB
Esther De Monteflores

MARKETING RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Laurel Wulfelkhule

COSTUMER

Jonathan Penalver

SITE MANAGER

arctic myth

Flynn Creek Circus ‘The Heavy Lift’ is created, directed and choreographed by Blaze Birge, David Jones and the Flynn Creek Circus cast.

A private detective stumbles on a strange case.  

Enjoy Internationally award winning performers in an intimate setting for a truly authentic circus-theater experience.