Meet the Board
Nicole Fearnbach Viverito
Years in Circus: 2007-2012
Acts: Aerial cradle, Flying trapeze, Acrobatic jump rope, Web, Balancing
Favorite Flying High Memory: I loved all of the behind the scenes moments - Putting up the tent, spreading the sawdust, building and raising the frame, rigging for the first practice of the day, creating new routines, and tearing down after the last show each summer at Callaway. All the things that make the circus go. But if I had to pick a favorite performance memory, it would be my 300th and final show on cradle with Jake Pacilio.
Sosie Kae Quarrie
Vice President (President-Elect)
Years in Circus: 2009-2017
Acts: Triple trapeze, Bike for 5, and Production Team
Favorite Flying High Memory: Besides meeting my best friend, Keenan Rogers; a family came up to me after a show and told me how amazing it was seeing representation of people of color in our show, especially how important it was for their kids to see. I think about the moment a lot.
Years in Circus: 2003-2008
Acts: Hanging perch, Bike for 5, Setting slack wire, and Ringmaster. I also practiced skating a whole lot but never performed it.
Favorite Flying High Memory: Choosing one favorite memory is impossible. I spent every minute of my life at the lot and with circus people. It continues to be such an important part of my life. For the sake of brevity, I'll say that I was fortunate to make Dickie Brinson's famous peach cobbler with the man himself on a few occasions, and that was pretty darn special.
Current board serving April 2020 - April 2022
Years in Circus: 1975-1980
Years in Circus: 1985-1989
Acts: Flying trapeze, Cloudswing, Hand balancing, Sky pole, Web, Bike for 5
Favorite Flying High Memory: This is too hard! In my last home show weekend, I had made some mistakes and had some falls in the shows leading up to Saturday night. Somehow, I (we) pulled it all together and hit everything including our passing leap! I was so excited I could not stop jumping up and down on the p-board. I also had many cast mates perform big that night, it was awesome!
Social Media Chair
Years in Circus: 2002-2006
Acts: Juggling & Cloudswing
Favorite Flying High Memory: Part of me wants to say my favorite circus memory is staying in Sarah Siefke's Paris apartment for two weeks over Christmas, just before COVID, or connecting with a fellow alum who just moved out to California - which is to say, the fact that this experience brings us together and keeps us family for years and years. While performances, especially homeshows, are so rewarding to pull off my favorite memories end up being "stupid juggling" at Callaway, loading the truck to travel, or having an old timer teach me, at 18, how to display my cleavage to best advantage to order my first drink in the Caymans (I do not recommend this, for the record!). As any alum would probably agree it's the days spreading sawdust, rigging, and rehearsing that stick with you, and the relationships we form. So I'll say my favorite "circus" memory was the morning after a house party (might have even coincided with my 21st birthday?) waking up in bed after collapsing there at the end of the night with like four of my circus girlfriends squished together and then getting up and going to brunch. The laughter lasts MUCH longer than the applause!
Sheila Kay Riley
Teri Murphy Smith
Linda Kellam Barker
Patti Wilsey LaVoy
Sara (Carey) O'Malley
Ayesha (Hussain) Kietzman
Lessie (Skiba) Longstreet