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Seaside Circus was founded in 2016 to bring the dynamic and captivating world of aerial arts to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.  

This a place where everyone is welcome.  And where technique and artistry meet, offering individualized professional training for curious aerialists of all ages and experience levels - primarily in aerial silks and static trapeze.  Founder, Eileen Little’s background in theater and circus gives her school a unique artistic perspective - encouraging students to not only become proficient in skills, but (for those who are interested) also in musicality and theatricality.  Seaside Circus is committed to helping students become true storytellers in the air.  


Eileen Little is an actor, aerialist, director and circus coach.  After receiving her MFA in Acting from the National Theater Conservatory she moved to New York City where she was a founding member and Artistic Director of Fight or Flight Theater, an aerial theater company specializing in Shakespeare and reimagined 80’s films.  She has choreographed aerial for theater productions at Western Colorado University, North Broward Preparatory School, Endicott College, as well as directing the full-length production of Medusa Reclaimed at Central Square Theater in Boston. Over the years she has taught workshops at NECCA where she also graduated from the Intensive program, SHOW Circus and Circus Smirkus.  Eileen is currently teaching at ESH Circus Arts where she has been for over 10 years as well as in Gloucester, MA where she is the owner of Seaside Circus Cape Ann.  She is a performer, director and site manager for The Boston Circus Guild.  In addition to circus, she is an actress having performed in theatrical productions, commercials and the occasional movie.  She has also been a classical radio announcer at KPCW in Park City, UT., KBAQ in Phoenix, AZ and at WCRB in Boston, MA. 

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