After a decade, Jeff Raz left his position as Founder and Director of The Clown Conservatory at S.F. Circus Center in 2010.

Highlights of The Clown Conservatory under Jeff's directorship:

- Graduates are performing around the world (see below).

- The Clown Conservatory was the only comprehensive clown training program in North America.

- Actors, dancers, circus performers, improvizors, musicians and clowns came to The Clown Conservatory from all over the world.

- A majority of the 130 graduates now work in circuses, theaters and other performing venues around the world, including:

  • Cirque du Soleil
  • Cirque Eloize
  • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  • Aga-Boom
  • Winners of the Jose Soledad Aycardo Award (Top honors at the All-Mexico clown festival)
  • The Broadway touring company of "My One and Only"
  • Circus Monti (Switzerland)
  • Circus Kaput
  • Stomp
  • Lunatique Fantastique
  • Splash Circus
  • Marin Shakespeare Festival
  • Covent Garden Buskers, London
  • Cirque Bijou (Brighton)
  • Circus Minimus
  • Prescott Clowns
  • Berkshire Community College Circus Camp
  • Fool Time Circus
  • Children's Fairyland
  • Earth Circus
  • Velocity Circus
  • Kaotica's Circus
  • New Conservatory Theatre
  • Encore Theatre
  • Theatre Rhino
  • Unconditional Theatre
  • Lazer Vaudeville and others

The Clown Conservatory is a program of Circus Center at 755 Frederick St., San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 759.8123.

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