SHOW Circus Studio • 150 Pleasant St, Suite #313 • Easthampton, MA 01027 • 413-527-6901 • info@showcircusstudio.com

History

SHOW Circus Studio begin in the Spring of 2009. Studio owners, Christopher Oakley and Henry Wheaton, came together with a desire to create a circus training space in the Pioneer Valley. Both Henry and Chris loved the Pioneer Valley area and felt that circus was the only thing missing in their Western Massachusetts community. After an exhaustive search for a space with appropriate ceiling height, they found an opening at the Paragon Arts and Industry Building in Easthampton, MA. Together with fellow circus enthusiasts Marah MacRostie and Stephanie Santoro, they turned their 900 sq ft former industrial space into an intimate circus facility. They named the space SHOW Circus Studio based on the last names of the people who were initially involved with it’s creation.


Interest about circus in the community started to build and SHOW began to offer classes in the fall of 2009. They pulled from teachers in the local area and from fellow circus instructors up at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT. By April of 2010 the studio had already outgrown it’s tiny 900 sq ft space and moved down the hall into a 1500 sq ft suite. More classes were developed and their student population began to grow.


In 2011, SHOW absorbed an additional 1000 sq ft next door to their current 1500 sq ft room and created a new, bigger entrance way along with an additional teaching room, allowing for more classes and events. Since then, the studio has grown to offer Winter and Summer camps, birthday parties, corporate events and workshops within the community. They have also reached out to local performing venues and created multiple circus shows for the Pioneer Valley to enjoy. They continue to grow and have plans to expand into a larger, permanent space within the next two years.

SHOW Circus Studio is more than just circus. The studio is a safe space that fosters creativity, builds confidence, and promotes life long fitness. Our instructors are dedicated professionals, from a variety of disciplines, inspired by their passion for circus arts. We aim to provide top notch instruction for people of all ages, body types, and skill levels in a non-competitive environment. Circus for Fun. Circus for Life.

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Local Collaborations

Northampton Center for the Arts (Resident Artist)

Academy of Music

The Boston Circus Guild

New England Center for Circus Arts

Pioneer Valley Ballet

The Easthampton City Council

Northampton Chamber of Commerce

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School

Easthampton Elementary After School Program

Camp Shemesh

Cambridge Arts Council

Twist Craft Fair

North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival

Art Walk Easthampton

UMass Amherst

Northampton First Night

Hubbard Library

Jackson Street After School Program

Hampshire Circus

WRSI The River’s Meltdown

Girl Scouts of the USA

Berkshire Museum

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

Pathways After School Program


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