Suzi Winson has been Director/Co-founder of Circus Warehouse, the premier professional training center for circus arts in New York City from 2010 through March of 2020. The Warehouse trained a diverse group of practitioners and performers for international circus, dance, theatre and film. During that decade, the Warehouse had the only full-scale intensive program involving multiple ground and aerial skills taught by an elite faculty. The Warehouse hosted regular auditions for major companies and circuses who cast shows from our impressive collection of students. The Warehouse was prominently featured on TV and film, most notably in feature films The Greatest Showman, and Son of Monarchs.
Suzi has been a professional ballet dancer, a Broadway performer, street clown, trapeze flyer, editor, publisher of literary magazines, political writer, educator, business leader, and arts champion. She has been a Trustee of the French-American Cultural Exchange, a Board member of Poets in Need, The William Forsythe Foundation, and Dzul Dance, a founding member of the American Circus Alliance, Director/Co-Founder at Art and Circuses Gallery of NY, and creator of Aerial Text Experiments including annual performances interweaving language and aerial arts in conjunction with the viral, global phenomenon, “100 Thousand Poets for Change”. She hosts the daily Zoom favorite: Ballet for the End of the World/ Renaissance in efforts to continue training the next generation of circus performers within the discipline and daily practice of dance. Suzi currently serves as Operations Manager for the Santa Barbara Trapeze Co., run by the next great generation of elite flying professionals and world-class business persons: Randy Kohn, Shane Weaver and Efe Ilkay