Jessica Hentoff, Board Member
Founder and Artistic/Executive Director of Circus Harmony, St. Louis’ only social circus organization. Ms. Hentoff is the only person to be a founding member of both the Big Apple Circus in NYC and Circus Flora in St. Louis. In 2014, she was honored to be the first person to receive the American Circus Educators’ Excellence in Circus Education Award. Her students have gone on to perform with circuses around the world. Through Circus Harmony, Jessica has created Peace Through Pyramids partnerships bringing together children from different backgrounds, demonstrating they have more in common than they do different, and showing that together they can create something amazing! Jessica uses circus arts and her remarkable vision to build character and community as she helps children defy gravity, soar with confidence and leap over social barriers.
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Image of a woman with olive toned skin from the shoulders up with bangs and long dark brown hair wearing a purple shirt and hoop earrings. Text: Jessica Hentoff. Behind her is a cream colored wall with a framed photograph of two children. One child is sitting on the larger child’s shoulders both with their hands outstretched as if to accept applause. Box with the ASL interpreter in the bottom corner Text: Jessica Hentoff