Ferrisburgh students to show off circus skills

FERRISBRUGH — Ferrisburgh Central School students will put on a circus on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Vergennes Middle School Gym. The performance is the culmination of a two-week artist-in-residence program at the school. For two weeks, Troy Wunderle, a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, will work with FCS students, exploring the skills needed for circus performance.
Wunderle is a former international performer with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For the past 23 years he has toured throughout the U.S. as a freelance performer and employee of Vermont’s own Circus Smirkus. His antics have been featured on the Disney Channel, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, Chronicle, Fetch, Fox and Friends, and America’s Funniest Home Videos. He is the founder of Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures and the Artistic Director of Circus Smirkus. Wunderle spent six years as Director of Clowning for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and is a juried artist through the Vermont State Arts Council. 
This artist in residency was made possible thanks to the FCS PTO, Ferrisburgh families, teachers and staff, and the generous support from the Vermont Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation.
Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase.

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