Hovey Burgess

Master Teacher Circus


B.A. Pasadena Playhouse College


B.A. Theatre Arts, Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts. Assistant, Brander Mathews Dramatic Museum. Clown, juggling, equilibristic and trapeze work with Circo Dell'Arte, Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus, Electric Circus, Patterson Brothers Circus and Toledo Zoo Wild Animal Show. President, International Jugglers Association. Taught at American Conservatory Theatre, Juilliard, National Theatre School of Canada, Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College and Sarah Lawrence College. Circus choreographer for Robert Altman's Popeye (Paramount). Author of Circus Techniques and the forthcoming Dictionary of the Circus. Currently a member of Circus Flora based in St. Louis.