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The Latest from CircusTalk – 2022 Winter Edition

CircusTalk welcomed Melissa Mellon to the team in January. Melissa is based in Philadelphia, adding another pin to our map of remote staffers! As Sales and Membership Acquisition Manager, Melissa is the friendly point of contact for our diverse membership base as well as advertisers.

Melissa has a degree in theatre from movement and ensemble-based Juniata College as well as a degree in social media and marketing from Parsons The New School. She has worked in sales and management for many years, and in addition to her role at CircusTalk, she is a coach and social media manager for the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts. You can reach Melissa at[email protected]

Melissa Mellon, Sales and Membership Acquisition Manager

We’re equally delighted to share that Emily Holt has taken on the expanded role of Community Manager, Carolyn Klein was promoted to Content Writer, and Content Producer Madeline Hoak will also curate Circademic content for the platform.

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We’re excited to relaunch our interactive online ProTalks with international experts, including professional talent seekers, creative leaders, and industry innovators. ProTalks are scheduled every second month and are free for Pro members––another great reason to upgrade. In other important content news, Shenea Stiletto’s new season of Think Like an Acrobat is on its way, and we have three new series launching this year, the first of which lands in March: Physical Health with Yasmine Mucher.

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out our research summary about the casting infrastructure of the circus industry (a Pro exclusive), I invite you to dig into the article and the accompanying summary of our findings!

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While some major festivals have been forced to cancel due to the ongoing effects of the pandemic, others are creatively re-defining themselves and staying agile. Among our current collaborations are VIVAFestthe Circus Independent Film Festival; Circus Ring of Fame; and Young Stage International Circus Festival. And in social circus news, we look forward to sharing content from Caravan, the International Youth and Social Circus Network, in the coming months.

If your event or organization is interested in a strategic partnership that goes beyond traditional advertising, get in touch with Melissa to leverage our premium content and international reach. 

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The circus and performing arts landscape is still a bit bumpy and very uneven, depending on where you are in the world. But what we have in common as a global community—and this is based on your welcome feedback—is creativity, passion, and a steadfastness that will bring this industry back to life, better than ever.

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Stacy Clark
CEO of CircusTalk, Casting Director, Career Coach -Canada
Stacy is a seasoned professional in the circus and performing arts industry. A former gymnast and circus artist, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus worldwide on stage, at festivals, and on screen. Today she is a freelance casting director, career coach, and artistic advisor. In 2021, Stacy joined the small and dynamic team at the international online platform CircusTalk as CEO. Previously, Stacy was a talent scout and then the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil.

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Stacy Clark

Stacy is a seasoned professional in the circus and performing arts industry. A former gymnast and circus artist, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus worldwide on stage, at festivals, and on screen. Today she is a freelance casting director, career coach, and artistic advisor. In 2021, Stacy joined the small and dynamic team at the international online platform CircusTalk as CEO. Previously, Stacy was a talent scout and then the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil.