Symposium of Circus Thinking - Keynote Speaker
Plus-Size Inclusion in Circus Performance and Instruction
In aerial arts we love to say that "circus is for everybody," but that is rarely reflected in performances and classrooms. This talk will focus on the need and benefits of plus-size circus inclusion in the classroom as well as onstage!
Ginger Snaps is an award-winning burlesque performer, aerialist, and producer from Austin, TX. Voted Austin’s “Best Burlesque Performer” she is renowned for her unique approach to burlesque and aerial performance infusions. Ginger has been seen on stages and screens across the globe including on America's Got Talent, Das Supertalent in Germany, performing at the illustrious Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender in Las Vegas. She is the Performance Manager for Sky Candy aerial arts, the founder of Legislate THIS - a series of burlesque fundraiser shows for Planned Parenthood, as well as the founder and lead producer of the Buxom Blaze Festival - the world’s first plus size burlesque, drag, and variety fest. Ginger is also very passionate about spreading the gospel of plus size inclusion in circus arts and dance. As such she teaches a series of professional development workshops to studios and instructors across the globe.