Joanna Melville – Administrative Coordinator

Joanna is a graduate of Illinois State University (Gamma Phi Circus!) and University of Wisconsin-Madison with a MFA in Theatre, specializing in Costume Design.  She has worked as a freelance theatrical designer all over Chicago, and spent 3 years as…  Read More

Dan Roberts – Executive Director

  Roberts brings a diverse background in social circus, arts education, youth advocacy and non-profit leadership to CircEsteem.  He began his career in social circus in Chicago, serving as the associate director of CircEsteem from 2004-2007.  He went on to…  Read More

Arin Mulvaney – Operations Director

Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Arin moved to Chicago in 2002. As a freelance teaching artist, Arin has taught a variety of drama workshops and camps and was the Assistant Director of the Kalamazoo Civic Youth Theatre Drama Camp for two…  Read More

Andrew Tham – Finance Assistant

  Andrew graduated from Cornell College with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English. Upon graduating in 2011, he became deeply involved in the new music scene in his hometown of Chicago, serving as an arts administrator and intern…  Read More

Kasumi Kato – Program Director

Born and raised in Atlanta, Kasumi graduated with distinction from Georgia State University from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies with a degree in Public Policy and Economic Development. She has been in youth and family circuses since the…  Read More