Cynthia Rauschert, founder of Circus Moves, is dedicated to empowering individuals and transforming communities with the expressive, athletic, and inclusive art of circus.
In 1976 Cynthia's kindergarten class performed a pantomime circus in an elder care community and she was the juggler. Little did she know then that circus would become her life's work (or that seniors would be among her favorite people to work with!). In 2000 Cynthia learned to be an actual juggler and soon after dropped everything else to join the circus. She began coaching and performing professionally in 2003 and in 2007 founded what is now Circus Moves.
Circus Moves delivers social arts education programming with a therapeutic twist, and serves individuals of all ages and abilities by providing customized on-location activities in any location.
Cynthia has brought her coaching and performing skills to eighteen states, five countries, three continents, and one great big ship and she is currently pursuing a Masters' in Recreation Therapy at SCSU. She is honored be a 2019 recipient of the Connecticut Office of the Arts REGI grant and is very excited to start the New World Circus Corps pilot program at the East Side Library in Bridgeport in January 2020.