After finishing studies at Memphis State University, Cheryl Jones embarked on a journey with a west coast circus and became a clown. As an adventurous soul, she soon joined the Royal Hanneford Circus as a clown, a showgirl – riding horses and elephants, performance director, and mastered costume building. In 1986, Cheryl became Company Manager for the Big Apple Circus. With this enduring experience under and outside of the Big Top, she has worked as associate general manager, house manager, audience services, acquiring visas for incoming artists, procuring all permits for each engagement, supervising special events, and maintaining fixtures in and around the tent. For Cheryl, the Circus is a passion that promotes exhilaration for the next episode.