About Our Team

“J”ennifer Richard

J is our fearless leader! She brings a wealth of circus experience and most importantly a love for the circus world! She is also an IL certified educator with experience teaching in pre-K through middle school. circuskazoo@yahoo.com

Patty Sprenger

Patty is our movement specialist. When not promoting circus arts with Circus Kazoo, she is working our movement kinks out at her Grayslake Pilates and Gyrotonics studio, Pure In Form.

Dave Ettelson

Dave is a German Wheel World Championships 2010 team member and trains with Wheel Jam in Chicago. After years training in circus arts of all kinds, Dave has unmatched excitement and experience to offer our young troupe members.

Elsa Thompson

Elsa has long trained alongside Dave at Wheel Jam, Chicago. Her many years as a troupe member of CircEsteem, training and teaching a variety of exciting circus arts, makes her a perfect fit for the Circus Kazoo team!

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