Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Diamond Family Circus

Diamond Family Circus is a multigenerational "troupe" of performing and teaching artists, founded by mother-daughter team Marci Diamond (M.P.A., SAG-AFTRA, AEA) and Marisa Diamond (B.F.A.), to provide circus arts-based performances, workshops, residencies and consultation. 

Marci and Marisa and their circus colleagues enjoy sharing the the joy of circus with people of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds, and intentionally incorporate their training and experience in education, circus arts therapy, social & adaptive circus, youth development, film & theater production, and public health & injury prevention into their work. 

DFC prides itself on customizing engaging, safe, interactive, professional  ground based (juggling, physical comedy/clown, partner acrobatics & pyramids, hooping, feather balancing, etc.) and/or aerial (static trapeze, aerial hoop, silks)  circus arts entertainment and education for diverse audiences, from children and families to adult learners. Simple related craft projects can be included, such as "make your own juggling balls," so that participants can have equipment to take home and practice. For aerial arts, rigging can be arranged in many venues or our 18' freestanding aerial rig rental may be provided for an additional fee. 

Based in Massachusetts, DFC has brought the joyful community-building magic of circus from Alaska to New Zealand via schools, filmmakers, universities, libraries, festivals, dance studios, theater productions/programs, businesses, sexual and domestic violence programs, museums, nursing homes, summer camps, public housing and recreation programs. Our programs support curriclum frameworks and standards in character education, STEM, HSS, PE, and more. Whether performing, teaching or consulting, we love sharing the joy, creativity, teamwork, resilience, and healing human connection found in performing, learning and teaching circus arts. 

We can arrange anything from one-woman 20 minute show, a roving troupe or ambient performer for an hour, a class period workshop, a consultation to integrate circus arts into a theatrical or film production,  or a month-long teaching artist residency. We can even offer some services via Zoom (teleconference)!

Fees vary and are negotiable depending on the circumstances, specific services requested, number of performers and/or teaching artists, travel involved, your funders' requirements, etc. We often can offer discounts for small non-profits, Title I schools, and social justice focused projects.  Please contact us to discuss how we can help create incredibly memorable and joyful events and workshops that work for you and your community!

Additional Links: 
Eva Lou performing with DFC at REACH Fall Fest
Marci and J.T. of DFC perform their music box comedic partner acro act at Chispa
DFC's Marisa Diamond's preview reel from her one-woman show "insert sociopolitically relevant title here"
DFC's Marci performing as Sandy from "Grease" on lyra (aerial hoop) at Somerville Sock Hop

I Have Worked With

  • July 2018

    Summer 2014: 3 week residency at Payomet performing in professional circus show weekly and additional serving as teaching artist M-Th for full day children's circus learning program. Marci (DFC Co-founder) is currently (2018) providing workshops and  consultation  on all aspects of Payomet's circus and youth programming as "Dean" (Managing Artistic Director) of Youth and Family Programs.

  • July 2018

    Diamond Family Circus provided guest circus artist workshops for youth through "Reagle Encore" program of Reagle's 2018 summer youth theater workshop. 

  • July 2018

    Provided 2 full days of guest circus artist workshops for campers ages 7-13, including aerial silks, static trapeze, juggling, partner acrobatics/pyramids, and feather balancing. Brought and set up 18' aerial rig and all equipment for workshops. 

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Marci
Job Title/Position: 
Director/Co-founder
Mailing Address: 
34 Francis St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Physical Address: 
34 Francis St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Last Name: 
Diamond
Phone: 
781-710-3314

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Circus
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - Circus
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Visual/Crafts - General
Year Founded: 
2012
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Theater Technical Production
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
30
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
American Youth Circus Organization / American Circus Educators
Screen Actors Guild (Marci)
Actors Equity Association (Marci)
Education: 
M.P.A., Suffolk University (Marci)
B.F.A., University of Michigan (Marisa)
Circus Arts Therapy Training - Circus Arts Institute
New England Center for Circus Arts Boot Camp
Awards: 
NCL / USA Today "Epic Star" contest - finalist

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
We do not currently have our own facility, but ask our host facilities about their accommodations, and work closely with our clients'/hosts' ADA/access coordinators, interpreters, adaptive technology staff, etc, to support accessibility of our programs; we continue to work closely with our clients to adapt our workshops and performances to be accessible for specific audiences (people with learning and sensory integration disabilities, mental illness, in recovery from addiction, various physical, developmental and sensory disabilities, Deaf community, etc). Please contact us so we can work together to enhance access and cultural relevance for

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Depends on which services are requested (see below for examples); some services can be provided with no technical requirements at all!
for aerials we need safe rigging point(s) for dynamic human load at least 16' high, OR a flat, dry surface 30'x30' with 20' overhead clearance upon which we can set up our 18' rig.
to play music, its helpful for us to have access to an electrical outlet for our speaker (or we can use your sound system if you have/prefer)
Fee Range Minimum: 
$400
Fee Range Maximum: 
$4,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
8

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Communications
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Health
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Physical Education
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Dance
Literature
Theater
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
First Aid (AHA)
Circus Arts Therapy - Level 1
NECCA Trapeze Teacher Training
CircusYoga teaching- Level 1
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000