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circus camp team

Expertise, sensitivity and charisma are the main characteristics of our team. Together we will create a dynamic, empowering and fun atmosphere. We will make sure your children are having the best summer ever ! ! !

Paúl gomex


20+ years of experience in the universe of performing arts. 2K+ performances in 20+ countries. MA in physical theater from Academy Dimitri in Switzerland. Faculty member at MSU Bozeman. Ringleader and founder of 406Cirque. Daddy of sparking 7yo and a drooling 4months old :o)

naomi shafer

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Naomi Shafer is a clown and organizer. She uses humor, playfulness and physical storytelling to turn power dynamics upside down. As the Executive Director of Clowns Without Borders USA, she produces clown tours in refugee camps, conflict zones and sites of natural disaster. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.B.A. from Marlboro College, and a rubber chicken from the San Francisco Circus Center Clown Conservatory.

Andrea aranda salas

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Andrea began juggling at the age of 13, and moved to
Europe at the age of 18 where she studied and trained in
various places. She is originally from Mexico and has been
living in Europe for the past 14 years. She is an artistic
nomad who specializes in juggling with balls and physical

Alannah petit

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Alannah was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She has been training in aerial arts for 9 years, and started coaching at Gravity Aerial Arts in Denver 4 years ago. She enjoys performing on all aerial apparatuses, especially invented and creative ones; and specializes in duo/group pieces. She moved to Bozeman to pursue a degree in Business Management & Marketing.

karen dade


Karen started ballet at age 9 and has been dancing ever since! She discovered aerial silks and trapeze in 2010, and has trained at Emerald City Trapeze and Versatile Arts (Seattle), as well as Aerial Arts of Utah (Salt Lake City), and Boulder Circus Center in CO. Karen studied English and music at Montana State University while apprenticing as a goldsmith. She now has her own jewelry business named Koda Designs Jewelry and coaches for 406 Cirque.

Nehuian Ayana


Nehuian is a contemporary dance professional with extensive education and experience in choreography and performance. She holds a degree in Contemporary Dance with a specialization in Choreography from the Universidad Veracruzana (MX) and has completed diverse training programs at renowned institutions such as The Ailey School in New York and the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma in Madrid. 

batya feldman


Batya Feldman is a dynamic and resourceful performing arts professional with a rich background in teaching, producing, and performing. She holds an MBA with a specialization in Entertainment, Media, and Technology from NYU Stern School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Theater, Arabic, Middle East Studies, and Child Development from Pitzer College. Batya has extensive teaching experience, including leading theater and aerial arts classes, and has directed and managed numerous theatrical productions

colette pengelley


Originally from Australia, Collete landed in Bozeman 4 years ago and she has earned a special place in 406Cirque, as well as in childrens' hearts.

We are thrilled to welcome Miss Colette to be our dance coach for session III, starting August 5th.

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