Meet the Board

Nicole Fearnbach Viverito

President

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.

Shannon Calloway

Secretary

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

Laurie
Allie

Treasurer

Years in Circus: 1975-1980

Serra
Rahe
Abel

Student-Alumni Liaison

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!

Lindsay
Rae
Myers

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!

Era 
Reps

1960-69:

Chuck Ross
Sheila Kay Riley
Angela Seymour
Donna Hendrix


1970-79:

Ron Austin
Sharon Schiro
Teri Murphy Smith
Linda Kellam Barker
Larry Spencer


1980-89:

Patti Wilsey LaVoy
Susan Hewlings
Gregg Abel 


1990-99:

Spencer Klein
Tricia Ravenhorst
Ann Healy
Andrew Lopresti

Sara (Carey) O'Malley


2000-09:
Meghan Gudelsky
Jack Rice
Ayesha (Hussain) Kietzman

Sarah Siefke 


2010-19:

Lessie (Skiba) Longstreet
Callan Roten
Harley Rockhill
Mary Jeanes 
Haylee Swick  


2020-Present: