Teen LGBTQIA Circus Workshop
Free but reservation required for planning
Philadelphia School of Circus Arts celebrates Philly Gay Pride with a free circus workshop for LGBTQIA teens on Saturday, June 12th, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. While PSCA’s classes, workshops, and events are always open to ALL, PSCA wanted to make this Pride Month extra special for the LGBTQIA Teen Community! In this 1.5 hour workshop, PSCA’s LGBTQIA Staff & LGBTQIA Staff Allies will introduce Teens to the Circus Arts by teaching the basics of Aerial Sling, Static Trapeze, Tumbling, Juggling, and Tightwire. The last half hour of the workshop will be dedicated to a Cyr Wheel performance and Q&A with recent graduate of Circadium School of Contemporary Circus, Alexandra Feit. Teens will leave feeling inspired, empowered, and connected to new circus friends. Masks are required to be worn at all times, and social distancing will be in effect in the space. This event is FREE, space is limited to 15 participants so registration is required. All skill levels and abilities welcome!
Alexandra Feit grew up in northern New Jersey, the eldest of three. From a young age, she loved performing: she started singing in elementary school, and as her interests broadened, she explored a cappella, marching band, and theatre through grade school. After discovering circus towards the end of high school, Alexandra began doing acro yoga, and continued through college. She graduated with a degree in Food Science and Technology and moved to Ithaca, New York for work. There she began taking circus classes in earnest at Circus Culture, and shortly after started pursuing circus professionally in Philadelphia as a member of the inaugural class of Circadium School of Contemporary Circus. She graduated in May 2020, with a focus on cyr wheel and corde lisse (rope).