Staff List

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Hanna Stangebye
Hanna Rose Stangebye is a certified aerial yoga instructor, professional dancer/choreographer, arts administrator, and aspiring clown. She has a BFA in Dance from Western Michigan University and, since relocating to San Francisco in 2013, has performed with various groups and as a soloist around the Bay Area. She joined the world of fitness through teaching barre, which led to aerial yoga, cycling, TRX, bootcamps, kickboxing, and more…
Hanna Rose is currently the Managing Director of SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit theater that specializes in emerging artist residencies, where she herself got her start as a choreographer. In 2015, she discovered Circus Center by taking a flying trapeze class, and is presently a member of the 2017 incoming class of Circus Center’s Clown Conservatory.
Alex Allan
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Alex moved to San Francisco in 2009 to train in Circus Center’s Professional Aerial Program. Since graduating in 2011 Alex has worked as a choreographer and an aerialist with companies such as Teatro Zin Zanni, Acrobatic Conundrum and Zaccho Dance Theatre. As a coach, Alex works closely with his students to facilitate an embodied understanding of efficient movement pathways and dynamic aerial technique. He also has a deep passion for aiding his students in the development of their own authentic movement quality. In his 10 years as a coach Alex has taught workshops in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, most recently completed a workshop tour of the U.S. covering 30 studios in 15 states. Influenced by his background in theatre, Alex is committed to the art of storytelling. He seeks to explore and present the human experience, believing in the potential of movement to convey that which words cannot. His extensive education in theatre, circus and dance has inspired him to blend the boundaries of these physical mediums, creating a unique style of performance. Alex is currently in collaboration with renowned NY choreographer Mike Esperanza.
Nikolas Strubbe

Nikolas Strubbe is a creator and performer of physical theatre and circus. His work straddles many disciplines, including mime, clown, storytelling, and an array of circus arts. Nikolas has been a circus performer since 2006, and teaches eccentric skills to people of all ages. He graduated from the Flying Actor Studio's Physical Theatre Conservatory in 2010 and has been performing nationally and internationally ever since. Nikolas is a co-founder of San Francisco's Main Street Theatre, an alternative venue dedicated to the creation and performance of new works of physical theatre. These days, he can be seen around the Bay Area performing storytelling and carny-satire as "The Incredible Feelzo: Man of Moderate Talent."

Shannon Maguire
Shannon Maguire first fell in love with the air when she started learning tissu as a young adult. Coming from an artistic gymnastics background, she took to it immediately, studying with Juliana Neves of Cirque Du Soleil's show Dralion and Veronique Thibeault from Montreal's ENC. She performed tissu in Cirque Le Masque in Colombia, Cirque Dreams in the Mediterranean and in South Korea, as well as with Cirque Eloize of Montreal. But, it was a duo trapeze act with a former partner that took her around over the world, winning them a bronze medal in the Wuqiao festival in China, as well as the public's choice award in the Latina, Italy Circus Festival in 2012. She has since performed the world twice over, and it was after a tour of American military bases in South Korea, that Shannon decided to add Cyr Wheel to her ever growing circus repertoire.
Philippe Renaud
Philippe Renaud graduated from the National Circus School of Montreal with a major in hand-to-hand balancing, and a minor in cyr wheel. He and his previous hand to hand partner won a bronze medal in the Cirque de Demain Festival in Paris, France. Phil spent almost five years performing both his solo cyr wheel & partner hand to hand acts all over Europe and North America. He has been seen in everything from German cabarets to the renowned Cirque Eloize show, ID.
Sylphie Currin

Sylphie began her training as a performer at Circus Center when she was 10. After spending a few years gaining a basic knowledge of all disciplines, she specialized in aerial hoop and contortion in Elena Panova's Professional Aerial Program. Since she finished her training, she has been performing internationally as well as locally, and teaches both aerial and ground classes.


Kris Carrison

Kris Carrison brings nearly three decades of experience in gymnastics and circus/performance arts. Kris is an active, professional member of USA Gymnastics; Instructor Certified, Safety and Risk Management Certified, and USOC SafeSport Certified. He recently retired from 15 years with Cirque Du Soleil, where he invented acrobatic material, created solo acts and performed over 5,000 shows with Saltimbanco, Quidam and The Beatles, LOVE. Kris holds a degree in English Literature from Stanford University where he was a member of the '92 NCAA Gymnastics National Championship Team. He lives with his Labradoodle Sage in the Dolores Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. 

Kris loves surfing, long distance backpacking, playing the piano and reading classics. Kris aims to provide quality coaching and guidance that empowers artists, gymnasts and circus performers to safely pursue their dreams and realize their greatest potential.

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