c/o Commonwealth Circus Center
8 Brookley Rd
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 U.S.A.


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Ilana Cedarbaum

When Ilana was 2 years old, her parents called her “Tigger” because she wouldn’t stop jumping around, and they signed her up for gymnastics as an outlet for her boundless energy. 15 years later, “Tigger” spends most of her time standing on people’s heads! Ilana is excited to use her skills as a non-profit fundraising professional to help Circus Up spread the joy that she has seen circus bring to her own life. ​

Tania Diaz

Tania was named after a revolutionary and spy. Since she was young, she dreamed about being part of social revolution to bring better conditions to those in need. She graduated in International Relations and is serving part time at a Spanish-speaking Christian community in Dorchester. She and her family moved to Boston from Mexico City seven years ago and her son loves circus!

Sophie Goodman

Sophie is a junior in high school. She started doing circus at a summer camp when she was 9 and it has been a part of her life ever since. She loves tightwire and anything aerial. Sophie started volunteering with Circus Up! in 2018. When she isn't circus-ing she loves painting and playing Ultimate Frisbee. 

Lacey Hochman

Lacey Hochman was supposedly a Siberian tiger and a piece of sea kelp in separate past lives. Today she has been reincarnated as a human person, social worker, and part time volunteer. She enjoys static trapeze tricks that look fancy but don't require much strength, flexibility or grace.

Meg Ito

Meg has been volunteering with Circus Up! since 2016. She is the Youth Programs Coordinator at Brooklyn Boulders, a rock climbing and fitness facility in Somerville, MA. Meg's circus skills include Lyra, clowning, and flying trapeze. Meg enjoys working with kids big and small, especially if it involves costumes!

Tara Talland

Tara Talland grew up in Cambridge, MA. Her background is in ballet, but, after 13 years of training she moved on from ballet to pursue aerial acrobatics.  A versatile aerialist, she trains in fabric, rope, trapeze, lyra, and contortion. Tara has been an assistant teacher and teacher at various locations around Boston, including Beaver Country Day School's Summer Circus Camp. She has also worked as an art teacher at Peabody Terrace Children's Center in Cambridge. She is currently studying circus arts full time in Europe, but volunteers for Circus Up during her breaks.

Jessica Tin

Jessica has always been pretty scared of heights, but somehow she fell in love with aerials, and from there, circus in general. She now circuses more days than not, training and performing primarily aerials with Commonwealth Circus Center and Boston University's Aerial Dance program. She loves circus for its community, physical and creative challenges, and fun, and especially likes sharing all this with circus beginners. She is so happy to be a part of the Circus Up team and support social circus in Boston!

Thank You to everyone who keeps Circus Up airborne, including: