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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Handstands Across the World

How we spent our summer “vacation”: Handstanding around the world. Circus is EVERYWHERE.

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We’re back, with performances/workshops for YOU!

Diamond Family Circus enjoyed a whirlwind summer, from street performing in Guatemala to feature film work in Boston, camp workshops in Vermont to the fabulous American Youth Circus Organization Festival in Sarasota, FL, where we were honored to entertain nursing home residents that included former Ringling stars. Please join us at our upcoming public performances and workshops in Massachusetts, or send a message via our contact page to bring us to YOU:


9/16, 7 pm, Temporary Structures opening, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, 

9/22, 8pm, Benefit cabaret for Our Bodies, Ourselves, Cambridge, tix on sale at

9/24-25, Joining Clowns Without Borders to benefit Project Joy at the Life is Good Festival, Canton

10/1, 1:30 pm, REACH Neighborhoods Festival, Waltham Library

10/15: 11 am, Waltham Farmer’s Market

Workshops in Somerville and New Bedford (registration required):

8/29 6 pm Flexibility, 7:15 Basic Acro

9/6   6 pm Flexibility, 7:15 Conditioning

9/7   6 pm Flexibility and Conditioning

9/8   6 pm Basic Acro, 7:15 Flexibility

9/10 1 pm Teen Street Performing Workshop

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Spring photoshoot

Marci’s recent shoot with BCG and Rubicat Design…

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