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Dan Roberts
Adjunct Faculty
Circus Arts
Chicago College of Performing Arts
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Dan Roberts has a diverse background in social circus, arts education, youth advocacy and non-profit leadership.  He began his career in social circus in Chicago, serving as the associate director of CircEsteem from 2004-2007.  He went on to work as an artist-in-residence and instructor at Circus Smirkus in Vermont. In 2008, after moving to Indonesia,  Dan founded the Red Nose Foundation, an Indonesian organization that champions the rights of children in education and child protection through after-school arts, athletics, and educational programming. He served as its Executive Director for for 8 years.  Currently Dan serves as the Executive Director for CircEsteem and sits on the boards of the American Youth Circus Organization and the Asian Social Circus Association. 

Dan has taught circus arts for 15 years around the country and the world for all ages. 

  • BFA Acting — Roosevelt University, Chicago College of Performing Arts