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Lisa Lewis

Lisa B. Lewis
Founder & Executive Director

A Letter from the founder

There could not be a more critical time for good news. Here it is: An incredible circus rises from the ashes of the pandemic and celebrates our strengths—a circus whose core values are diversity, equity and inclusion. We are passionate about the magic of circus, passionate about assuring that all who wish have the opportunity to experience it.

This journey began many years ago with the inspiration of the Big Apple Circus. The Big Apple Circus was founded in 1977 by Paul Binder and Michael Christensen.  Ten years later, as they were reaching out to underserved audiences, Paul Binder, along with circus Founding Chairman Alan Slifka, created the first ever Circus of the Senses. This core heart and desire to “bridge the access gap” and share the joy and wonder of Circus with all audiences became the backbone of the Big Apple Circus philosophy. I am deeply grateful to have served for many years with the Big Apple Circus in a variety of capacities, finally as Director of Community Programs. Thank you, Paul and Alan for your vision.

The demand has multiplied exponentially.  Omnium, a bold new circus embodies this vision as we climb to even greater heights in celebration of our uniqueness as human beings. We find strength and beauty in collaboration, inspiring our audiences with the vast potential of the human spirit. Our spirits need an uplift now. We must “be the change we want to see in the world” The word Omnium is defined as: “of all and belonging to all”. Thank you for joining us on this incredible journey as we carry the dream forward, to its next incarnation…circus reimagined for our time.

Welcome to Omnium: A Bold New Circus.

Our Team

We are a collaboration of some the most creative minds from every aspect of the Circus industry united in our mission to bring the most spectacular, exciting, inspirational, multi-racial, ethnically diverse, and multi-abled family entertainment to ALL Audiences! We are the people who make up the motor that drives the circus. We have the passion and experience, expertise and energy to make this dream come true.

Board of Directors

Johnathan Lee Iverson

Johnathan Lee Iverson

Board President
Jessica Hentoff

Jessica Hentoff

Board Member
Gina Riley Latcheran

Gina Riley Latcheran

Board Member
Siri Horvitz

Siri Horvitz

Board Member
Jill Seigel

Jill Seigel

Board Member
Jill Seigel

Kim Anthony Jones (Kip)

Board Member
Noe España

Noe España

Artistic Director
Board Member

Creative Team

Mark Lonergan

Mark Lonergan

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR
Peter Bufano

Peter Bufano

MUSIC COMPOSER/DIRECTOR
MARUTI EVANS

MARUTI EVANS

LIGHTING AND SCENIC DESIGN
Gena Cristiani

Gena Cristiani

Costume Design
Ottavio and Naomi Gesmundo

Ottavio and Naomi Gesmundo

Choreography

Executive Team

Steve Mendelsohn

CFO

JOE GOLD / THE GOLD GROUP

MARKETING

Karel Karpe

VP Development

Omnium Opportunity

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Omnium provides equal opportunities for all abilities to perform, work and enjoy the show in an integrated, supportive and joyful environment. We strive for the same diversity, equity and inclusion behind the scenes. Do you have experience? Are you interested in joining our team?

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Please note: Due to COVID-19, hiring dates are to be determined.
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