We Lost The One and Only Ernest Albrecht, Circus Author, Critic and Historian

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We Lost The One and Only Ernest Albrecht, Circus Author, Critic and Historian

I am writing this on behalf of myself and my dear friend and wonderful circus photographer Maike Schulz about someone who was a steady part of both our lives for many years- hers way more than mine- Ernest Albrecht.
Ernest Albrecht and Jessica Hentoff Portrait of Albrecht by friend and artist, Karen E. Gersch There are some people who are always there, and you expect them to always be. Ernie interviewed me in the late 1980s for one of his several books about circus. Maike started photographing for him in 1999. He introduced Maike to the world of circus and she was a favorite photographer for many acts. I saw him every year at Circus Flora and often at many other circ...
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Jessica Hentoff

Jessica Hentoff has been teaching and performing circus arts for over 41 years. She has been the recipient of St. Louis Arts Innovator of the Year, Outstanding Arts Educator of the Year, American Youth Circus Organization/American Circus Educators’ Excellence in Circus Education Award, and the Youth Development Practitioner Award by the Youth Learning Institute. Jessica was a founding member of both Big Apple Circus and Circus Flora and is the founder and Artistic/Executive Director of Circus Harmony, a St. Louis based social circus that builds character and expands community by helping children defy gravity, soar with confidence and leap over social barriers, all at the same time!