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Marci Contortion

Film set photo of Marci by Rob Eckle and Kyle Daly

Currently, Marci offers group classes, special workshops, or private lessons for a range of ages and abilities in Massachusetts at Aircraft Aerial Arts and Boston University. She also provides instruction or consultation in other geographic areas and settings such as camps, colleges, film, theaters, and studios.  She is happy to provide details and references upon request.

Marci is an experienced instructor-coach in: flexibility, core strength, and conditioning; basic contortion; solo and duo acrobatics; lyra (aerial hoop); solo and duo trapeze; performance development and improvement; and other circus arts. She works with each individual’s strengths, goals, and needs, nurturing a safe learning environment for serious fun, discovery, and progress.

Marci’s teacher training includes completion of the Advanced Trapeze Teacher Training at the New England Center for Circus Arts, Circus Arts Therapy Training at Carrie Heller’s Circus Arts Institute, Circus Yoga- Ring One, and prior certification as a high school teacher. She is an active participant in the American Youth Circus Organization, including the AYCO Educators’ Conferences and national and regional festivals.

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REACH Fall Festival, this weekend!

Diamond Family Circus is honored to be back this Saturday for our annual appearance (2:45p) at the REACH Fall Festival in Waltham. Join us for some free fun and support healthy relationships and community-building!

Join us for our fifth annual Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival.
There will be food, music, games and prizes for the whole family.
You will also have the opportunity to meet our Waltham neighbors!

WHEN: Saturday September 27, 2014 from 1:00-4:00pm*
*Rain date Sunday September 28

check for cancellation information
WHERE: Waltham Public Library

735 Main St
This event is totally FREE!

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Circus Sock Hop 3/16 at Aircraft Aerial Arts

Grab your poodle skirt or pomade, and check it out: Marci, Teresa, Marisa, Rose, Doug and many more will be performing with Aircraft colleagues…and we hope to see you dancing your socks off there!

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Youth Troupe Supports Community-building

Diamond Family Youth Troupe

Diamond Family Youth Troupe Photo by Jim Walker

Diamond Family Circus provides youth leadership and performance opportunities through sponsorship of an incredible troupe of talented 11-21 year old circus friends, or as they call themselves, “FRiNDS”. Working hard as a team, they develop interactive performances that inspire, entertain and engage people at community and special events. These have included: Brandeis Relay for Life, Bentley University Homecoming Festival, Waltham Riverfest, Miles for SMILES Mentoring, the REACH Beyond Domestic Violence Neighborhood Festivals and Waltham Farmer’s Market. The troupe was especially proud to collaborate with Clowns Without Borders at the Life is Good Festival in 2011, which raised over a million dollars for Playmakers Foundation. Troupe members have included: Rose Taylor, Trevor Kafka, Eliana “Llama” Dunlap, Doug Stewart, Ivy Blake, Marisa Diamond, Grace Gershenfeld, Max Ribbans, Eva Lou, and many more, along with many of their family members who have served as crew, drivers, and much more, in support of the troupe. Most current troupe members participate (or have participated) in Marci’s Advanced Youth Performance Class at Aircraft Aerial Arts in Somerville, MA.

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Life is Good…with circus play!

Diamond Family Circus is proud to have performed at the Life Is Good Festival for the last couple of years with Clowns Without Borders, in support of the LIG Playmakers Foundation. See what some of the festival artists had to say, and add your thoughts about optimism and the power of play here:

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Mika Tajima Collaboration: DeCordova Museum Fall Exhibit Preview

Fantastic collaboration as featured performers with multimedia artist Mika Tajima and contortionist Chris Oakley at the fall exhibits preview of the DeCordova Museum.

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