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Meet the Staff


Jason English

Flying Trapeze Chief | Instructs: Flying Trapeze

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
My journey started originally when I was about 6 years old, when my grandmother took me to see my first circus show, in Chicago. I fell in love with the art known as circus, and I found a summer camp that I would attend for 8 years, learning and coaching a variety of apparatus’ but mostly Flying Trapeze.

What is your circus background?
I have performed Flying Trapeze, both as a flyer and a catcher, all over the United States, Mexico, Australia and South Africa.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
My father once bet me $50 that I wouldn’t jump off a bridge when I was about 8 years old… I ended up doing it, getting the money, only for him to turn around and tell me that I had to pay for the lunch that we just had….


Deon Fox

Aerial Director | Instructs: Aerial

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
I began my circus journey 2 years ago in this magical school, Emerald City Trapeze Arts. I needed a break from my regular 9-5 job and went online one day to look for some fun things to do. Since I grew up doing gymnastics I was looking for some tumbling classes but couldn’t find any in the area for adults, but I found a circus school that had flying trapeze, so I signed up. Four weeks later, I left my job and dove head first into circus. Never thought to turn back.

What is your circus background?
My circus background is limited but I’ve performed in flying trapeze, trampoline wall and rope acts in seattle. Mainly at Emerald City Trapeze Arts!

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I love crocheting, it’s a mindless relaxing activity that is almost the complete opposite of circus.


Katie Sokolowski

~ Fitness Director | Instructs: Fitness & Flying Trapeze

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
My circus journey began at The Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida. Upon venturing out to college, I was determined to find a way to keep my love for gymnastics alive. To my surprise, I discovered FSU had its very own big top, with an extensive circus performance program… it is safe to say, I immediately fell in love with circus arts.

What is your circus background?
At FSU I gained experience in many acts including Russian bar, duo lyra, acrobatic jumprope, Spanish web, triple trapeze, trampoline, and flying trapeze. Post college, I packed away my bachelor of science in sport management, and truly ran away with the circus. I’ve been a touring flying trapeze artist ever since, and its taken me to almost every state in the USA, and most recently Mexico and France. I aim to constantly broaden my horizons, therefore I also have professional experience performing Russian bar and silks at the Dolly Parton Smoky Mountain Adventure show, trampoline wall at the Nickelodeon Teen Choice Sport Awards, and you can find me around slam dunking at half time games (off a mini trampoline of course).

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I am one of two female flyers who has performed a forward over, over Jason English, in an iron cross, on the world’s only criss cross flying trapeze rig with The Flying Royals.


Laura Schoop

~ Instructs: Flying Trapeze & Fitness

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
I was 19, coming out of a decade or so of competitive gymnastics. I knew I wanted to continue pursuing acrobatics, but I wanted to embrace more creativity and artistic movement than I was able to as a gymnast. I was so fortunate to have both an amazing aerial studio and a flying trapeze school in my college town (Canopy Studio and Leap Trapeze in Athens, GA), so I took my first classes and I was hooked!

What is your circus background?
I began as an aerialist, training primarily on fabric for about four years at Canopy Studio, with a bit of flying trapeze on the side. After graduating from college I took off to Vermont and spent 10 months training in NECCA’s intensive program majoring in cyr wheel. Post-NECCA, I went straight to teach and perform with Creactive at Club Med Punta Cana, where I began to focus primarily on flying trapeze. Since then I’ve found myself bouncing between Seattle and Vegas, teaching and performing as I go!

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I once broke both my ankles at the same time during an audition and I still got in.


Israel Cavazzi

~ Instructs: Flying Trapeze

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
Started flying in Austin, Texas in 2014. Moved on to other jobs over the years until I had a realization that all I wanted to do was to fly. Changed my career goals and now I’m in north americas best trapeze school.

What is your circus background?
I started off as an instructor and worked all over the world —  Thailand, Dominican Republic, New York, Washington, etc.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I’m kind of a hitch hiking juggle junky that went circus professional. Nothing about my life would be considered normal. I love it.


Jessica Perry

~ Instructs: Flying Trapeze & Aerial

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
When I was a kid, my parents lived on a sailboat and I was always seen climbing the mast and swinging from the rigging

What is your circus background?
I started with flying trapeze and aerial acrobatics in Colorado and then performed with Le Petit Cirque in California while I finished school. At 17, I spent a year completing the full-time protrack program at the New England Center of Circus Arts in Vermont. Then, I was accepted to the National Centre for Circus Arts in London where I also performed with Stufish productions in SOHO and CIRCA in Depart. Since then I have been traveling around Europe and Australia, and working with AIDA Cruise Productions, Creactive by Cirque du Soleil, and Emerald City Trapeze Arts.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I love playing house in IKEA- favorite rainy day activity


Enrique Escajeda

~ Instructs: Flying Trapeze & Aerial

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
I started training in 2007 taking classes in Inglewood CA at a place called Hollywood aerial arts. I would start performing with Orange County Aerial Arts and eventually start training in England at Circomedia and after a while a hobby became my way of life.

What is your circus background?
I studied at Hollywood Aerial arts in Los angeles first then circomedia in england. I would start traveling from gig to gig and would teach at places like wise fool in New Mexico, Club med in Florida and Dominican Republic. That experience lead to performances like at the Santa Fe Opera, Cirque du Soleil’s Creactive in 2015 as well as Portugal and Emerald City Trapeze.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I have an ongoing taste bud affair with Chocolate milk


Dana Karash

~ Instructs: Flying Trapeze

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
I was given a flying trapeze class as a birthday present. Even though the rig setup at Jordan’s Furniture was absurd, I was instantly hooked.

What is your circus background?
I have a gymnastics background, but wasn’t introduced to circus until I was in my 30’s. I’m currently training in flying trapeze and standing partner acro, but still keep a day job. Prior to moving to Seattle in 2018, most of my training was through TSNY NY & DC. I’ve performed for a number of events and fundraisers in the DC area. I was proud to be part of Sweet Spot’s production of Smoky Mirrors – an aerial performance that explored expectations of gender and sexual identity. A huge DC treat was performing for the Halloween festivities at Obama’s White House – THREE times!!

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I’ve used more than 14,000 yards of yarn in knitting projects!


Sarah Brownstein

~ Instructs: Fitness and Flying Trapeze

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
My circus journey began with a magazine article on a flight to Southeast Asia. The article talked about how it was now possible to take flying trapeze classes. After relocating three times over eight years, I finally found flying trapeze in Austin, Texas. It was love at first flight. My love of flying has been making important life decisions for me ever since.

What is your circus background?
I initially learned to fly and teach trapeze in Austin, Texas. I have been teaching and performing at Emerald City Trapeze Arts since July 2016. I had my first circus contract in 2020, performing Flying Trapeze and Spanish Web with the Flying Cortes at Shrine Circuses.

What is a fun fact about yourself? 
I begrudgingly admit that I am the 1999 step aerobics champion of the Pichincha region of Ecuador.


Peeps (Sarah) Piepho

~ Instructs: Flying Trapeze

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
Years ago on a Groupon here at Emerald City! I took one class and was hooked!

What is your circus background?

I was a competitive gymnast growing up, but left that behind me. Then I found Emerald City as a student and my life changed! I had a corporate job for 15 years until one day I decided to run away to the circus. It was a dream to perform for the Flying Pages, the Flying Royals, and Emerald City Trapeze (of course!).

What is a fun fact about yourself? 
I love dark chocolate and getting 8 hours of sleep!


Miles Postlethwait

~ Instructs: Flying Trapeze

Where, when, and how did your circus journey begin?
My circus journey started 8 years ago in the FSU Flying High Circus program.

What is your circus background?
I trained at the FSU Flying High Circus program for four years and worked their summer camps. Afterwards, I worked for two years with Creactive by Club Med and Cirque du Soleil, performing flying trapeze and Chinese pole. First in the Dominican Republic and then in France. Most recently I was performing as a top catcher for the Flying Chutes at Pop Circus in Japan.

What is a fun fact about yourself? 
I play guitar!


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