Who Is Circus Kazoo?

"J"ennifer Richard

"J"ennifer Richard

J is our fearless leader! She brings a wealth of circus experience and a love for the circus world! She is also an IL certified educator with experience teaching in pre-K through middle school. Coach JBird is Director of Circus Education at Kazoo, teaching classes, workshops, and events of ground-based circus skills, as well as presenter at ACE Conference 2016. circuskazoo@yahoo.com
Dave Ettelson

Dave Ettelson

Dave is a German Wheel World Championships 2016 team member, 7 time National Champion, and continues to train/teach with Wheel Jam National Team in Chicago. After years in circus arts of all kinds, Dave has unmatched excitement and experience to offer our troupe members in both recreational and competitive wheel programs. Dave has lead the competitive team to success, including our first victory in 2016 for Junior Ladies.
Patty Sprenger

Patty Sprenger

Patty is our movement specialist. When not serving as choreographer or mixed media circus arts teacher with Circus Kazoo, she is working our movement kinks out at her Grayslake Pilates and Gyrotonics studio, Pure In Form.

Trevor Baxtor

Trevor Baxtor

Trevor and JBird team teach the Acro program to intermediate levels and at evening jams; flipping, whipping, balancing and popping acrobats. Together, they have grown a thriving Acro community, performed, and lead workshops at an international acrobatic conference in 2016.

The Wegner Family

The Wegner Family

The Wegners have been throwing things for decades. Ken, Richard, and John team teach our object manipulation class or “Juggling Club” to enthusiasts of all ages. Specialties include ball and club juggling/ passing, diabolo, flowersticks, and contact juggling.