Suzanne Santos

Every Body's Circus Coach

Every Body’s Circus Coach

Suzanne Santos is a clown, actor, director, and educator.  As an actor, Suzanne toured internationally with the award winning production of Corpus Christi. As a clown, her credits include The Pickle Family Circus School Tour, The New York Clown Festival, Clowns Without Borders, El Circo Cheapo Cabaret, and Le Carnaval Carmagnole.  She is the Lead Clown Coach and Writer/Director of the Road Shows for Circus Smirkus in Vermont.  Suzanne has also acted, written, and directed at CASA 0101 in Los Angeles. She has had the privilege of teaching at Second City, Aloft Circus Arts, Playwrights’ Arena, The Actors’ Gang, Prescott Circus Theatre, San Francisco Circus Center, and San Francisco Arts Education Project.  She has worked with the Dell’Arte Youth Academy as an instructor, Assistant Director, and Director.

Suzanne holds a Teaching Credential from San Francisco State University and a BA in Theatre from George Fox University.  She has an MA in Queer, Activist, Experimental Performance, and Theatrical Clowning from New College of California. She is a graduate of The Clown Conservatory and Dell’Arte International.