Adam Woolley

Head Coach
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Biographical Info

Adam graduated from the conservatory program at the UNC School of the Arts, and the first Professional Track program at the New England Center for Circus Arts. He continued his training in San Francisco, and then found his way to New York in 2010, where he founded his private studio CircusEdge and cultivated his love of coaching and choreographing, becoming a sought-after Rope/Fabric coach as well as teaching Contortion and Hand-balancing.

In 2012, concerned about the needs of a growing sector, Adam joined the Board of Directors of the American Youth Circus Organization and chaired a committee of dedicated industry leaders in the creation of the Safety Program, a recognition program for circus arts programs and teacher training programs that meet excellent risk management standards. AYCO created the American Circus Educators Association in 2014, and Adam now works as the Safety Program Manager while continuing to hold his seat on the Board.

In 2013, Adam partnered with Duncan Wall to form Circus Now, a non-profit organization that serves the circus arts community and the public through education and advocacy for circus arts. Adam serves as CN’s Managing Director, curating events, workshops and programming opportunities for emerging companies to showcase new work.

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