This summer, we are excited to have new (and returning) guest instructors for our Summer Intensive classes!
Our first featured guest instructor is Marci Diamond. Marci is back again for her FIFTH summer at DIDC! Her Partner Acro and Flexibility classes have been a favorite of our dancers – and we’re excited to work with her again this summer!
Marci Diamond, the co-founder (along with her daughter Marisa) of Diamond Family Circus, was a competitive gymnast and studied theater, dance, education and injury prevention, while pursuing a BA from Brandeis and MPA from Suffolk University. Her training includes circus skills, performance, and teacher training at the New England Center for Circus Arts, the San Francisco Circus Center, and Circus Arts Institute (Circus Arts Therapy Training), with alumni of Cirque du Soleil, Eloize, Ringling, and Big Apple, as well as additional training in physical theater and acting for film. A proud member of both the Screen Actors Guild and Actors Equity, Marci has performed in national commercials, films, theaters, tented circuses, fairs, galas, clubs, and was half of the duo trapeze act voted finalist in the USA Today/NCL Epic Star contest. She has taught flexibility/contortion, acrobatics, aerials and performance skills for all ages and abilities, and has provided training and consultation with many performing arts, youth, and violence prevention organizations, from Alaska to New Zealand, including: the American Youth Circus Organization/American Circus Educators (currently serving on their Social Circus and Health & Wellness Committees) , National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Circus Smirkus (VT), Dance Innovations (NH), Mariana’s Dance Studio (MA), Payomet Center for the Arts, The Dust Palace (NZ), MassHousing, MA Rural Sexual & Domestic Violence Project, and both the School of Public Health and Dance Program at Boston University, among others.