2011 Prize Winner
The Circus Project Artistic/Executive Director
Why she chose to work in the nonprofit arena:
Ive always been interested in building sustainable communities. I work best in a collaborative environment, and believe that our collective creativity is more powerful than that of any single individual. Both the structure and intention of the nonprofit model resonate with this belief.
What motivated her to do this:
In 2008, I founded the Circus Project, based on the belief that the unique appeal of circus arts would benefit homeless and at-risk youth in unprecedented ways, and that they, in turn, would propel the growing field of circus arts-with their unique perspectives and fervent passionto new heights.