Circus Up Team

Circus Up Team

Abbi

Team Member

Abbi Wilson is excited to be working with Circus Up! She holds an MSW from Boston College School of Social Work, upon graduation receiving a Certificate for Equity and Justice in the Workplace and the Dean's Award for Equity, Justice and Inclusion. ...

Aidan

Team Member

Aidan Weinberg is a student at Northeastern University studying Computer Science and Math. In first grade after being called the class clown, his mom’s logical next step was to sign Aidan up for “clown school” with a local Chicago social circus called CircEsteem. Little did she know he would stay in the organization for 12 years practicing, performing, and teaching circus arts all around Chicago...

Alissa

Team Member

Alissa Feller has experience in modern dance, Ashtanga yoga, and capoiera. Alissa moved to Boston in 2018 after living in Konstanz, Germany for 4 years. She is excited to join the exuberant circus community here in Boston. When Alissa is not teaching or preforming she is hiding in the woods or being a mama to her baby boy!

Asia

Team Member

Asia Mei is a local chef and owner of Southie's Moonshine 152. She spends the majority of her time trying to squeeze in workouts in between work, caring for her vast number of rescue dogs and pets, and advocating for all things neighborhood, community and small business. Asia has long been impassioned by anything sports or action motivated...

Cassandre

Team Member

Cassandre Charles, a native of Boston, is an interdisciplinary artist and professional dancer. As the sole proprietor of Charles & Moise Productions, Cassandre uses her know-how in marketing, branding, technical production and executive producing to curate presentations and shows for herself and fellow BIPOC artists in the New England area...

Leah

Founder, Executive Director, Co-Chair of the Board

Leah Abel is Co-Founder, Executive Director, and Head Instructor of Circus Up, a Boston-based social circus program. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Simmons College and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). Leah also (surprisingly) completed her Masters in Environmental Law and Policy at Vermont Law School...

Lucia

Team Member

Lucia Cassan has always been active. She began with sports and dance, yet discovered in high school that circus was her true passion. Aerial rope, silks, wire and partner acro are her most loved circus disciplines. Lucia is a recent college graduate from Umass Boston where she studied sociology and criminal justice...

Quela

Team Member

Quéla is a Freelance Graphic Designer working with Circus on our Social Media branding. Quéla is the owner Haus Of Jules Design Co., an Art and Design centered business providing a wide range of creative services including Art and Marketing...

Revely

Team Member

Revely is originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, but is currently an undergrad at Tufts University studying Education and Cognitive Brain Sciences. They first joined a youth circus, Wise Fool New Mexico, in 2009, and haven’t looked back since...