Amanda Crockett started clowning alongside her father at age 9, learning the delicate art of making people laugh. Since then, her pursuit of the perfect blend of circus and physical theatre has taken her to venues around the world. Highlight appearances include La Bauta in Venice, Italy, Shanghai’s Oriental Arts Center, the Moscow International Circus, the Moisture Festival, Cirque Voila, the Edinburgh Festival, the Tasmanian National Circus Festival and the Krystallpalast Varieté in Leipzig, Germany, where she won the Audience Choice award in the 2009 Newcomers Show. Amanda is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and has had the good fortune to train with some amazing teachers from around the globe including Helene Turcotte, Master Lu Yi, Rodleigh Stevens, Avner Eisenburg and Julie Goell. Amanda recently moved to Chicago, IL where she is a company member with Aloft and a cast member in the company’s El Circo Cheapo Cabaret. She is incredibly inspired by the clown’s brilliance and creating work that combines physical comedy with high-level acrobatic, object manipulation and aerial skills. She brings comedic performance to a new level, inspiring movement to pull laughter out of mid air.