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  • Injury Patterns and Injury Rates in the Circus Arts

    An Analysis of 5 Years of Data From Cirque du Soleil for Injury Patterns and Injury Rates in the Circus Arts. Background Human circus arts are gaining increasing popularity as a physical activity with more than 500 companies and 200 schools. The only injury data that currently exist are a few case reports and 1

  • Circus Family

    Circus Family

    What is a Circus Family? That question could have a long answer … Trust, working together, inspiring and believing in each other, teamwork, patience, honesty and more.   As I am writing this blog I am thinking what is one word that circus family means to me/Jean-Luc. TRUST! In circus we fail and experiment all

  • PIPPIN

    PIPPIN

    Today some of  San Diego Circus Center students, teachers and parents experienced an amazing performance of the Tony-winning revival of PIPPIN!  Thank you Broadway San Diego for the complimentary tickets. And a huge thanks to Gypsy Snider (the production’s resident circus creator) for making it all come together. Jean-Luc and Gypsy friendship goes back 20 years when he

  • Training with Pippin Cast

    Training with Pippin Cast

    San Diego Circus Center students had an amazing opportunity to train with two of the Pippin cast members, Anna Kachalova and Keven Langlois Boucher. Anna and Keven reviewed some of the movements they have been training with Jean-Luc and introduced a few new ones.  Thank you! A big thank you to Gypsy Snider and Terrance

  • Look Circus Center .. a plaque!

    Look Circus Center .. a plaque!

    Today the Circus Center received a plaque from Vincent Cotoir (former Ringmaster at Saltimbanco, Cirque du Soleil). He and I (Jean-Luc) have been keeping in touch over the years and Vincent is a big supporter of San Diego Circus Center. I first met Vincent when he was starting with Saltimbanco and I was either heading off on tour

  • YOSHI ENDO VISITED OUR COFFEE SHOP

    YOSHI ENDO VISITED OUR COFFEE SHOP

    OUR COFFEE SHOP IS WHERE WE SHARE OUR STORIES — Yoshi Endo studied with Jean-Luc for a few years and is now at École Nationale de Cirque and is on break from his 4 year program. He spent the afternoon working with Isaacs Youth intensive summer class. Thank you Yoshi and you are looking great!

  • SD CIRCUS CENTER COFFEE SHOP

    SD CIRCUS CENTER COFFEE SHOP

    SHARING INFORMATION AT THE COFFE SHOP It has been a fun week of teaching many talented students this week. We had a few students visit from around the US. Nicole Unwin visited and trained with Jean-Luc with handstands. She is very talented and has a bright future. Nicole is from Eugene Oregon. We look forward