In addition to the board members and veterans of Mini Cirque, Sophie, Brigitte and Jean-Guy who will be instructing various classes, there are many highly qualified instructors who are ready to step in once the school opens.

Nick Miller: Teaching physical and circus arts is an important part of Nick’s life. He has taught and performed coast to coast, including Neptune Theatre School in Halifax N.S. and Kaleidoscope Theatre in Victoria B.C..  He is currently a veteran teacher at the Ottawa School of Speech and Drama.   Other great opportunities have included teaching at London England’s Circus Space, Ottawa’s Spring Action, Festival Antigonish’s Summer Workshops and London Ontario’s International Children’s Festival. Nick feels fortunate and privileged to be a part of the Mini Cirque team of instructors. As a veteran performer Nick has been seen at many of Canada’s top festivals (Montreal’s Just for Laughs, The Halifax International Busker Festival and The Edmonton Fringe Festival).  Internationally he has taken his skills to England, Scotland, Singapore, Japan and China just to name a few.  Whether performing his solo “Order of Good Cheer” show or as a team member with the CowGuys juggling show, his positive energy is always infectious and his high level skill sets are unmistakable.

Sylvie Gauthier: Self-taught artist of many talents, Sylvie designs her own numbers, costumes and most of her stage accessories. After thirty years of performances, she now devotes her skills to directing and teaching performance arts in school. Her name is in the repertoire of Artists in Schools, a Quebec government program that promotes arts and culture in schools. She has been an important part of the Mini Cirque team since its early days.

Andrée Rainville: Many years experience as professional theatre and circus performer and instructor

Vincent Poliquin: Aerialist expert, performer and instructor

Yoshi Chladney: Graduate of the École De Cirque de Québec he is a professional juggler and acrobat. Performed several sessons with Cabriole

Martin Monderie: 5 years performing with Cirque du Soleil. He has expertise in aerial arts and acrobatics. He is a certified gymnastics coach and a certified circus coach with École Nationale de Cirque.

Laura Astwood: Performer, instructor and manager of the Ottawa Stilt Union

Jonny Olsen: many years in performance and instruction in circus prop manipulation performances and music. Manager of Junkyard Symphony

Joey Albert : Multi-skilled in the circus arts with many years performance experience. Certified circus coach with École Nationale de Cirque

Marie-Nicole Lamoureux: Several years experience as performer and instructor specializing in clowning and physical theatre as well as dance trapeze.