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 German Wheel National Champion 2018, Runner-up 2019 All around and Duo Competitior,  and is an ongoing presenter at AYCO/ACE Conference 2016, 2017 & 2019. circuskazoo@gmail.com
Dave Ettelson

Dave Ettelson

Wheel Gymnastics Program Director

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 National Wheel Championship in 2018 in Senior Ladies as well numerous top finishes for Junior Girls and Boys.
Eve Whittenburg

Eve Whittenburg

Aerials Mentor

Coach Eve joins the Kazoo team to offer aerials including trapeze, silks, lyra, and hammock. She has experience as an aerialist at Triton Troopers Circus and was formerly with Ringling Bros Barnum Bailey Circus. She has a wealth of time performing on stage and in the air. She will help you/ your child stretch, strengthen, and defy gravity!

Matt Trujillo

Matt Trujillo

 Coach Matt has been riding and throwing things for decades. Coach Matt teaches our unicycle and Juggling (object manipulation) class which currently includes balloon twisting and character work. Specialties include ball and club juggling/ passing, poi, diabolo, flowersticks, and bounce juggling. 

Casey Crowe

Casey Crowe

Wheel Gymnastics Instructor

Coach Casey is a wheel gymnastics specialist, excelling in vault and tumbling. He has collected a great deal of experience as an athlete (World Wheel Championships 2018, 2020,2021 Team, Champion Doubles Wheel Competition 2018, Runner Up Nationals 2018) as well as an amazing performer and showman.