Workshops

Workshops! 3 - 6 pm

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Throughout the day, Vancouver Social Circus and NZR Productions will be on hand to show you the ropes

  • Rola Bola
  • Juggling   
  • Hand held stilts   
  • Flower sticks  
  • Spinning plates    

3:30 pm: Silks

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Pixie-Ann Mathura


Pixie was born in Trinidad & Tobago, grew up in Quebec, and moved to  Vancouver when she was 18. While working with Vancouver Circus School,  she has been performing aerial silks since 2016. On her time away from  circus Pixie enjoys practicing aerial yoga, hand-balancing, and  resistance training. Her passion for circus and movement has lead her to  become an instructor and personal trainer.

4:00 pm: Sword Balancing

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Stephanie Cushing


Once a professional bellydancer in Atlanta and New York, Stephanie has  now focused her creative energy into circus. Beginning in the silks with  her daughter, Cassaundra, in 2012 she fell in love with the physical  and creative challenges that circus provided her. Out of curiosity, she  tried the trapeze and has never looked back. Stephanie trains at the  Vancouver Circus School and takes the occasional flight at West Coast  Flying Trapeze.

4:30 pm: Contortion

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Cassaundra Shrout


Cassaundra began her circus training in the silks with her mom in 2012  with the Westchester Circus Arts in Sleepy Hollow, New York. After  moving to Vancouver and continuing her silks training with the Vancouver  Circus School, her coaches saw her potential for contortion and  encouraged her to try it out. Cassaundra has now been training with Sam  for three years at VCS and in interested in pursuing a career in  performance arts.

5:00 pm: Dance Trapeze

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Stephanie Cushing


Once a professional bellydancer in Atlanta and New York, Stephanie has  now focused her creative energy into circus. Beginning in the silks with  her daughter, Cassaundra, in 2012 she fell in love with the physical  and creative challenges that circus provided her. Out of curiosity, she  tried the trapeze and has never looked back. Stephanie trains at the  Vancouver Circus School and takes the occasional flight at West Coast  Flying Trapeze.

5:30 pm: Silks

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Natalie Co


After taking her first aerial silks class at age 9, Natalie became  immersed in the world of circus. Although she has trained in other  disciplines, she is most passionate about aerials - in particular,  silks. She has trained with Vancouver Circus School’s Ringmaster Program  and was part of their Junior Ringmasters program during its pilot year.  Natalie loves the thrill of performing and is grateful to have found  her passion at a young age.