As a teenager, Tara Jacob first fell in love with the fun, creativity, and community when she discovered in the circus at The Circus Space in London. Over the years, she founded the Circus Folk Unite! collective at Hampshire College, along with completing the 2012-2013 Professional Track program at the New England Center for the Circus Arts in Vermont. She is currently an instructor at SHOW Circus Studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where she instills her love of circus in the youth of her community. Jacobs has recently been appointed the exceptional role of Executive Director of AYCO (American Youth Circus Organization), but prior to her promotion she served on the AYCO Board of Directors and worked as AYCO’s operations manager.
The intention of the interview below is to introduce Jacob and to share her passion for her new role in the circus community. This interview was conducted by Bronyn Mazlo, a member of AYCO’s teen group Hup Squad. Bronyn Mazlo: How did you discover circus and what has your journey been like? ...
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