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CircusMASH LTD
2 Vicarage Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham
B14 7RA
United Kingdom

Email: info@circusmash.co.uk
Telephone: 0121 439 2530

Dream way too big and forget not your purpose, but live every day like your life is a circus

Over the last ten years MASH has created a space in Birmingham for circus, individuality, celebration, skill, equality and magic and those spells bound in 2011 have rippled through every year since. We’re a small team with a big passion to use circus in new ways.

Creativity gives us freedom, circus gives us capability and community keeps us strong.
When you have this motto running through your life it’s hard to not want to pass it onto others and use what you’re passionate about to create a better future. Our story began in 2011 and was founded by Joe Fearn, a travelling circus performer with a huge passion for education. Read the full story…

“A brilliant range of classes for all levels. All the CircusMASH folk are so friendly too!” – Valerie Hamilton, community member

Joe Fearn

Company Director

Joe Fearn

Company Director (he/him)

Joe is the founder and director of CircusMASH. He fell in love with circus in the USA as an educational circus practitioner. He went on to train in aerial and balance at circus school, toured the world, then decided to settle back in his hometown of Brum in 2011, bringing his passion for circus to the city. And that was when CircusMASH was born.

Jill Arbuckle

Senior Administrator

Jill Arbuckle

Senior Administrator (she/her)

Jill joined MASH in the summer of 2021 as Senior Administrator. As well as finding a big pink wig in the costume room, she runs the office and we couldn’t do it without her. Jill’s background is in education and arts administration. Jill can also now juggle!

Philippa Bradshaw

Safeguarding Officer

Philippa Bradshaw

Safeguarding Officer (she/her)

Philippa started (and still is) as a parent with four of her children attending circus. Years later she is an important part of the team, helping out in lots of areas (especially show time) and is our safeguarding officer. Philippa’s background is in TV and she also works with our partners at Class Act Theatrix and our joint youth programme – Bfourteen

Penny Barrett

Circus Coach

Penny Barrett

Circus Coach (she/her)

Penny has been around from the very beginning of CircusMASH. She started as an early student when all we ran was classes and is now one of our fantastic coaches and show directors. Penny’s background is in dance and we’re super lucky to have her creativity, skills and commitment here at MASH.

Rhian Motion

Circus Coach

Rhian Motion

Circus Coach (she/her)

Rhian started as a student at Creation Climbing Center many moons ago and now performs and teaches aerial all over Birmingham. Her background is in early years and play and she brings a wealth of experience to MASH. We are super lucky to have her. Rhian also works as a Digital Coordinator at Space Plans (our online sister company).

Raquel San Gregorio

Circus Coach

Raquel San Gregorio

Circus Coach (she/her)

Raquel has been with MASH since 2015 when she came to Birmingham from Madrid. Raquel’s background is in aerial circus and education. She brings her experiences of performance, teaching and inspires everyone with her absolute precision and beauty. Raquel also works as a Creative Producer at The House of MASH (our mothership production company)

Rachel Boxley

Circus Coach

Rachel Boxley

Circus Coach (she/her)

Rachel started with MASH in 2016 and is now a fully qualified and working fire fighter. Rachel inspires us all with her bravery and service to keep others safe. Her background is in dance and over the years she has put a huge amount of energy and passion into the company and young people.

Nate Ballew

Circus Coach

Nate Ballew

Circus Coach (he/him)

Nate is a pastor and has been with MASH since 2013. Nate came from a theatrical background (physical theatre, East15) and started with MASH as a student and has worked with us as a coach for many years, inspiring adults and young people in aerial arts. From 2022 Nate will take on a new inclusivity coordinator role and we are excited to have him more involved with CircusMASH.

community projects

Work with us

Senior Outreach & Fundraising Manager

Application Closing Date: 15th July 2024

CircusMASH is seeking to hire a full time dynamic, efficient, and considerate Senior Outreach & Fundraiser Manager (SOFM).

The SOFM will manage our four core programmes and increase engagement, income and partnerships as well as managing community events.

volunteer with us

As well as our core team, we love to engage with the community and get people from all walks of life involved. We often need extra help with events and projects, so if you would like to volunteer with us, we’d love to hear from you!