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In 2006, Jeff Raz started performing with Cirque du Soleil. He toured with 'Corteo' until early 2008, playing the lead role of the Dead Clown and, then in the 2009/2010 season, he again toured with "Corteo" in Japan, performing his role in Japanese. He continues to work with Cirque du Soleil as a casting partner, a trainer and a performer.
Working with master trainer Lu Yi, Jeff established a clown training program in Nanjing, China and in 2009, they brought 6 clowns to the Wuqiao International Circus Festival.
In 2010, Jeff worked with Circus Flora out of St. Loius as the Associate Producer of their hit show "Ingenioso".
Jeff started working in circus and New Vaudeville in the mid-70's, first with the small community troupe Everybody's Family Circus and then a big tent show called J.P. Booker's Early American Circus. He performed with the juggling/acrobatic quartet The Bay City Reds in 1978, who touring with Make*A*Circus in the summer.
From 2004 - 2011, Jeff worked with his wife Sherry and a number of other Alameda parents to produce an annual show Circus for Arts in the Schools to raise funds for arts education.