Blu (she/her) is a graceful tour-de-force both on and offstage. She discovered circus while a freshman in college and has been practicing ever since. She’s trained under the best aerial instructors in the city, and enrolled in the Circus Warehouse Professional Program for 3 years where in addition to circus training, she studied dance. While she was always interested in trying a bit of everything, she focused her skills in aerial fabric, straps and partner work. She loves mixing her background in music with her love of being in the air to create pieces that enthrall her audience.
As an instructor, she has taught at SUNY Purchase and co-taught workshops at the AYCO Festival at Circus Warehouse, in addition to completing 500 hours of yoga teacher training. While her clientele primarily comes from a climbing background, she strives to develop movement styles that fit her students and follows the philosophy that circus should be accessible to everyone. She has a cat named “Samson” who is also an acrobat.
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Following illustrious careers teaching science and coaching track and field, Max March-Steinman (he/him) switched gears to entertain onstage. He’s been educated by some of the finest in the field in the Circus Warehouse Professional Program, and has studied clowning under the tutelage of Mark Gindick and Stefan Haves. As a coach, he has dedicated himself to a rigorous, scientific approach to circus arts. Whether instructing one-one-one or performing to a sold-out crowd, Max brings a cross disciplinary expertise to his work, and makes students and audiences alike feel empowered.
His best practices were consolidated in “Couch to Aerial Fitness”, an e-manual that offers customizable circus training as well as the upcoming “Straps Level 1 Manual.” He has taught workshops across the tristate area and has worked with students internationally. Max has also performed in venues across New York City and beyond. He has a pet ficus named “Desperado” who cannot even do a somersault.
Photos Courtesy of Chris Comfort, April Anderson, Tin Lazer, Sadie Brown