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Montréal Circus School Announces New Director of Studies

Circus schools are back in swing and Ecole national de cirque (ENC) announced their new director of studies (Thursday, September 16th). It is none other than former graduate, circus artist and Cirque du Soleil artistic director James Tanabe. ENC states on their Facebook page, “He succeeded Daniela Arendasova, who retired after 33 years of meaningful contributions to the growth and development of the institution. Graduated from our School in 2004, James Tanabe was chosen for his in-depth knowledge of circus arts, international social implications, and assertive strategic vision. We welcome him to our team!” To learn more about James Tanabe’s nomination and to practise your French while doing so, visit the ENC news page.
 The CircusTalk team would like to congratulate ENC and James on his appointment!
Photo credit: Chang Chih Chen
Kim Campbell
Chief Content Officer, Editor-in-Chief -USA
Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.
In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association. In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.