Bio & Curriculum Vitae
Tim Ellis is a performer of many hats and many talents. Although his parents will tell you that he learned to somersault before he learned to walk, Tim's real love of the stage began in grade school as a singer, musician and actor. Upon attending Vassar College he quickly found a passion for juggling, fire manipulation, and partner acrobatics as a leading member of their official juggling club, and over 4 years he helped the group grow from a casual juggling club to a high-caliber circus and fire arts group that performs large-scale theatrical shows, at local community events, and at other colleges.
After graduation, he moved to Boston to join the city's ever-growing circus and spinning arts community. He spent several years as an organizer at the Wildfire Spinning Arts retreat, where he loved being both a student and a teacher.
Tim came to Boston as a core member of A Different Spin: Circus and Fire Arts Entertainment, with which he has performed all over the country. He now also performs regularly with the Boston Circus Guild, Off the Ground Circus, and Con Moto Entertainment. He loves being a part of Boston's circus family, and collaborating with other local artists and performers. Tim coaches juggling and partner acrobatics at Esh Circus Arts in Somerville, MA.
Tim Ellis specializes in juggling, fire manipulation, spinning arts and acrobatics. He also enjoys sharing his passion for circus by teaching juggling and spinning arts workshops to people of all ages. It's never too late to run away and join the circus!
Recent performance credits include:
|Hampton Beach Fire Show||Fire Artist||Boston Circus Guild||Hampton Beach, Hampton NH|
|Dorchester Beach Festival||Roving Juggler, Acrobat||Boston Circus Guild / Boston Better Beaches||Tenean Beach, Dorchester MA|
|“Circus Day in America” Big Top Show||Juggler, Acrobat||Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures||Shelburne Museum, Shelburne VT|
|Throwback Tales||Juggler, Acrobat||Boston Circus Guild theatrical production||Club Oberon, Cambridge MA|
|Martin Short Show||Acrobat/Performer||Twin River Casino||Twin River Casino, Lincoln RI|
|Worcester Festival of Lights||Juggler/LED Artist||City of Worcester||Worcester City Hall, Worcester MA|
|Salem Holiday Parade||Juggler||Salem Holiday Parade Organization||Salem, NH|
|Cirque of the Dead||Writer, Emcee, Juggler||Boston Circus Guild theatrical production||Club Oberon, Cambridge, MA|
|Cirque Du Soleil's Kurios Premiere Event||Juggler||Cirque Du Soleil / Off the Ground Circus||Suffolk Downs, Boston, MA|
|Ignite! Festival||Fire Artist||Boston Circus Guild||Union Square, Somerville, MA|
|Private Dinner Event||Juggler||ToUch Performance Arts||Private Residence, Alton, NH|
|Notre Dame||Circus, Fire Artist||A Different Spin: Circus & Fire Arts Enertainment||Bangor State Fair, Bangor, ME|
|NECCA Spectacular||Partner Acrobat||Collaboration with Off the Ground Circus||New England Center for Circus Arts fundraiser, Brattleborough, VT|
|Private Wedding Reception||Fire Artist||Cirque De Light||Private Residence, Standfordville, NY|
|Bangor State Fair||Circus, Fire Artist||A Different Spin: Circus & Fire Arts Enertainment||Bangor State Fair, Bangor, ME|
|Midnight at the Midway||Emcee, Musician, Ensemble Member||Boston Circus Guild theatrical production||Club Oberon, Cambridge, MA|
|ETHOS TOUR by GrooveBoston||Acrobat, Event Entertainer||Boston Circus Guild / GrooveBoston event||Jorgenson Center, University of Connecticut, Storris, CT|
|Speak Easy Circus||Juggler, Actor||Boston Circus Guild production||Club Oberon, Cambridge, MA|
|A Night on Fire||Fire Artist||Boston Circus Guild event||Philipsburg Manor, Historic Hudson Valley, NY|
|Tulsa State Fair||Fire Artist||A Different Spin||Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK|
|Buskers On The Boardwalk||Circus, Fire Artist||A Different Spin||St. John Waterfront, St. John, NB|
|Orangeville Founder's Fair||Circus, Fire Artist||A Different Spin||Orangeville Town Center, Toronto, ON|