Registration for Afterschool Programs Now Open!

Registration for Afterschool Fools and Wee Kids Fall 2018 open now!

And Youth Aerials Drop-In on Saturdays!

Wise Fool has offered afterschool classes for local youth since 2004! Afterschool classes include instruction in aerial fabric, trapeze, stilt-walking, clowning, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics & more!


Fall 2018 Session Runs August 27 to December 7


Wee Kids for Pre-K, Fridays 3:30-4:30pm
Wee Kids for Kinder/1st, Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30pm
Circus Exploration for grades 2nd - 6th, Mondays or Wednesdays 3:30 - 5pm
Take it to the Stage for grades 3rd - 7th, Tuesdays AND Thursdays, 3:30 - 5pm
Youth Aerials for ages 6 - 12; runs on an ongoing basis, Mixed Levels, Saturdays 10 - 11:15am (come on in, drop-ins welcome! Check the studio calendar to see when classes are happening).
NEW! Circus Play for Families Tuesdays 10-11:30am. Circus jam where parents and children (ages 2-6) play in the circus together! Families get to try stilt-walking, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, hoola hoops, aerial fabric, and trapeze in a safe and supportive environment. This class is an open studio format where Wise Fool coaches will be on hand to support family play and experimentation.


Tuition assistance is available. Please email Alanna Herrera at or call 505.992.2588 with any questions.

Youth in Wise Fool Studio by Anne Staveley

Temporary Job Opening: Studio/Programs Manager & Teacher

Wise Fool is looking for a temporary circus teacher/administrator to fill a 1/2 – 3/4 time position while the current Adult/Teen Program Director/Studio Manager is on sabbatical. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build circus administrative experience, and/or to learn more about the world of social circus. Deadline for Applications, November 28th.

When: Timing is somewhat flexible–looking for 2 – 2.5 months between January 20th and May 15th.
Where: Wise Fool New Mexico in Santa Fe, NM. Wise Fool is a social circus organization that works with both youth and adults.
What: 10 hours of administrative work per week overseeing adult and teen programs and managing studio bookings and overseeing rigging. Teaching 5 – 10 adult/teen classes per week, depending on interest/skill. Opportunities also exist for performing with Wise Fool event entertainment.
Who: The ideal candidate has the following skills, but please don’t hesitate to apply if you’re missing a couple of them, but have an enthusiasm to learn them:
  • a passion for social circus
  • strong awareness of and sensitivity around social justice issues, inclusivity and power dynamics, or at least a passion to learn about these issues
  • ability to teach higher level recreational circus skills to adults in at least two of the following disciplines: trapeze, lyra, silks, partner acro, handstands. (Anyone planning to teach aerial skills must have an intro level aerial teacher training certification i.e. from Nimble Arts or equivalent.)
  • basic rigging skills
  • strong administrative skills, including handling registrations, some social media, studio bookings
  • basic computer skills, including google sheets/docs/forms, simple website editing, comfortability with online registration systems or willingness to learn.
  • ability to communicate verbally and in written form in Spanish.
There is also a strong possibility that whoever takes this job temporarily would be invited to be a part of the Wise Fool team on a longer term basis in some other teaching/administrative capacity.
How Much: pay is $15 – $18/hr for administrative work, depending on experience. Teaching is $29.1/hr.
If you’re interested in the position, please send a letter of interest and resume to Ilana at Questions? You can call Ilana at 505-310-9723.