A multi-award winning performer and instructor, Shannan Calcutt is one of the world’s leading educators in Clown and Play. She is a regular instructor at Cirque du Soleil, Celebration Barn Theater and Vegas Theatre Hub. Calcutt’s superpower is creating safe playgrounds where participants can play big, risk gloriously and fail better. Her workshops begin with Shannan’s Oath, 3 simple vows that inspire community, connection and confidence.
“Shannan’s class is a joy bomb! She masterfully supports and provokes artists to go further, faster and we laughed as hard as we played!”
- Amanda Huotari, Actor, Clown, Executive Artistic Director Celebration Barn Theater
“Shannan Calcutt's joy for teaching is contagious. Creating becomes effortless, in a fun and safe environment.”
-Marylene Hickok Cameron, Artist and Acrobat at Cirque Du Soleil, Supermom and Clown at heart
Her ability to create a safe space where risk taking and failure are embraced and celebrated is refreshing. I left each class feeling inspired, energized and ready to create something new."
- Michelle Matlock, Performing Artists, Clown, Teacher, Producer, Curator and Massive Exaggerator