Elevate! Adult Circus Intensive Jan 2 – 13!

ELEVATE is personal fitness through circus skills in a supportive, challenging, body positive and gender-equal environment. Get your new year's workout off the ground with a 2-week, circus-based fitness intensive led by Wise Fool's professional circus artists.

You'll become familiar with:
Aerial Fabric, Trapeze, Partner Acrobatics, Stilts, Object manipulation, Clowning, Unicycling and Conditioning.

Workshop fee is $350.
No previous experience required!

Classes are 5 days a week in the evening and weekend.

Click here for more info and registration.

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Winter Workshops with Wise Fool!

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Wise Fool is offering a series of workshops this winter to offer you new opportunities to learn circus! !

We are offering a series of fun and engaging circus workshops from coaches in the Wise Fool community! Please join us for these opportunities to learn intensively from experts in circus arts.

Every Spring and Winter we offer a series of workshops in order to provide new opportunities to try new skills with new coaches and ulitamtely elevate the circus in Santa Fe! Please join us.

More details on individual workshops can be found below:



This class is suitable for folks at all levels who want to better understand how their body works, set stretching goals, develop active flexibility and increase range of motion. This is a perfect complement to aerial and acrobalance classes. No experience necessary.


This workshop is an invitation to learn hula hoop movements and explore being in your body with a prop. Learn basic and beginner hula hooping tricks and learn hooping sequences to see how different skills can be linked. We'll then take these movements and sequences to explore creative exercises to develop your own flow (sequences) combining hoop tricks and body movements. Explore hooping movement in a safe and open environment for beginners or those who want a refresher.

About Coach Alishiya:
Alishiya (She/Her/Hers) is a South Asian and Dominican queer woman working as the the co-executive director of Wise Fool New Mexico. In her experience with movement and the wellness community, Alishiya values moving with the seasons, being in community and coming back to the self. She dreams of creating spaces that allow others to just be, slow down, and reimagine our worlds. She started her circus training in 2021 with hula hooping and began training with Wise Fool in 2016, performing in CircAspire and BUST! She is also a wanderer, lover of crochet, macrame, and creating for and with others!


Laban Movement and Elemental Play Workshop, with Sarah-Jane Moody
Saturday, November 19th, 2p-5p
Sunday, November 20th, 10a-12:30p
Wise Fool Studios
$100- for both days
Join for a weekend workshop as we explore some of the fundamentals in physical theatre with the Laban Movement Analysis and Elemental Play.
Laban: The aim of the study is to break down how movement can be expressed into it's simplest forms, allowing the performer to call upon themselves to develop character and new ways to move through time and space. Using tools like direction, weight, tempo, and flow, we will explore, with guts and glory, a different way to play.
Elemental play: Some foundational aspects of physical theatre include observation, connection, and deep listening. Being in touch with our surroundings and drawing from the elements of earth, wind, fire, and water, to help expand our movement vocabulary, find character, and embody a more curious and balanced presence, on stage and off.
We'll combine these two explorations into a deeper awakening of movement.
It will be fun and we will PLAY.
No experience necessary. All levels welcome. For actors, dancers, circus performers, or anyone who is curious about movement.
With questions, call: 505-577-2846

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We will create from scratch a small work-in-progress performance through the exploration of the elements of live performance - space and architecture, movement and gesture, sound, light, text, tension and rhythm. We’ll explore a creative performance process that follows several premises, namely: Form informs content and content informs form; All the elements of the stage have equal value in telling a story; and, community and collaboration are key to artistic development. Come with or without a plan or prompt!

Bread and Puppet are coming to Santa Fe!

Wise Fool is thrilled to host Bread and Puppet's show - The Apocalypse Defiance Circus!

Come see their show at Wise Fool's studio on Tuesday, November 15th, at 7:30pm! The ticekts are $20-$40 sliding scale and they will sell out so get them asap!


The circus is coming! The circus is coming! Bread & Puppet Theater makes a rare cross-country tour this fall 2022. With performances coast to coast, from New York to Seattle, Los Angeles to New Orleans, the iconic political puppet theater company brings Our Domestic Resurrection Circus: Apocalypse Defiance to over 50 cities and towns. Fifty-two years ago Bread & Puppet Theater performed Our Domestic Resurrection Circus for the first time at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Since then, this capacious and provocative title has served as the basis of annual spectacles that generations of audiences have come to rely on for satire and celebration in the face of intolerable circumstances. This year, B&P will take up the tradition again, albeit with a timely subtitle: The Apocalypse Defiance Circus.

The show, says Schumann, is “in response to our totally unresurrected capitalist situation, not only the hundreds of thousands of unnecessarily sacrificed pandemic victims but our culture’s unwillingness to recognize Mother Earth’s revolt against our civilization. Since we earthlings do not live up to our earthling obligations, we need resurrection circuses to yell against our own stupidity.”

After the show Bread & Puppet will serve its famous sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread & Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread & Puppet Press – will be for sale.

When: Tuesday, November 15th at 7:30pm

Where: Wise Fool Studio (1131 Siler Rd. B)

Tickets: $20-$40

All ticket sales support Bread and Puppet on their national tour!

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Spring Break Camp Registration is Open

Our popular Spring Break Camp is returning in 2022! We will be meeting during SFPD Spring break from 9am to 3:30pm from march 14-18! Kids 7-12 years old learn all the Wise Fool disciplines in a fun, active and non-competitive environment. We do wear masks, but we take regular mask breaks. Tuition assistance available!
Please visit the registration page or email kristen@wsiefoolnm.org for more information!

Elevate! Adult Circus Intensive Jan 3 – 15th

ELEVATE is personal fitness through circus skills in a supportive, challenging, body positive and gender-equal environment.
Get your new year's workout off the ground with a 2-week, circus-based fitness intensive led by Wise Fool's professional circus artists.

You'll become familiar with:
Aerial Fabric, Trapeze, Partner Acrobatics, Stilts, Object manipulation, Clowning, Unicycling and Conditioning.

Workshop fee is $300.
No previous experience required!

Classes are 5 days a week in the evening and weekend.

Click here for more info and registration.

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Spring 2020 Afterschool Registration is Open!

Registration for Wise Fool Spring 2020 Afterschool is open! Afterschool classes include instruction in aerial fabric, trapeze, stilt-walking, clowning, unicycling, juggling, acrobatics & more! See below for programming for youth ages 2 - 12.


Spring 2020 Session runs January 13 through April 24, with apause for a break the week of March 16-20.


Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing kristen@wisefoolnm.org or calling Kristen at 505-992-2588.

Fall Session 2 Drop-in Classes for Adults, Teens & Tweens!

Next session runs Oct 21th - November 16th, Break for Thanksgiving and Luminous, December 2 - December 22

Check out clown class on Thursday evening or get your weekend moving with Conditioning on Saturday morning. Work nights? Come to Mixed Aerials on Wednesday mornings!  

See below for the schedule — tweens ages 11 – 12 are welcome to join the youth fabric or tween/teen aerials, juggling/unicycling, and Sunday 5:30 fabric. Teens 13 – 16 are welcome to any of the green classes and the tween/teen aerials, and folks ages 16+ are invited to all our non-youth classes.

Contact clara@wisefoolnm.org for questions. Or, just show on up!



Fall Circus Cabaret 9/21

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 at 4PM & 8PM**evening show will contain some adult themes

Wise Fool's third annual Fall Cabaret at the Wise Fool Studio & Performance Space.

Wise Fool's advanced students, professional performers, and youth will present acts that dazzle and delight. Aerial hoop, silks, unicycling, trapeze, clowning, spoken word and more! And all proceeds support Wise Fool's programming for youth and adults in our studio, in the public schools, and beyond!

Registration Open for Fall Youth Classes

Got a kid with too much energy! Or a youth whose creativity soars? Wise Fool offers both drop-in and session classes for youth ages 4 - 18.

Fall 2019 Session Runs September 3rd through December 13, with a pause for a break the week of November 25-29.

Costs for classes listed below. Scholarships and payment plans are available!


Wee Kids

$200 for 14 week session.

For kiddos in pre-k or Kinder/1st, no experience necessary. Students will work on creative movement, aerial fabric, trapeze, obstacle courses, physical literacy, and have lots of fun jumping in, through, and on hoops!

Wee Kids Kinder (ages 5-6): Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Wee Kids pre-K (ages 4-5): Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm

Circus Exploration

$265 for 14 week session, one day per week (Mondays or Wednesdays).

Suitable for youth ages 7-12! We will teach to youth of all levels in this class who want to learn and play in circus. Youth get to try stilt-walking, aerial fabric, trapeze, acrobalance and clowning in a safe and supportive environment. They will show their skills to parents and friends on the last day of class.

Mondays 3:30-5pm

Wednesdays 3:30-5pm


Take it to the Stage

$480 for 14 week session.

For kids ages 8 to 12 who have taken at least one session of Afterschool Fools or a session of summer camp and want to dedicate themselves more seriously to circus, by coming twice a week. Youth pick a few disciplines to focus in and  deepen their skills in performance, conditioning, and flexibility, all within a safe and supportive environment. The session will end with a performance on the evening of the last day of class.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5pm


Circus Play for Families

Circus jam where parents and children play in the circus together! Families get to try stilt-walking, juggling, tumbling, partner acrobatics, hula 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. No experience necessary! $18 drop in for one adult and one child. Additional children are $6 each class.

Mondays 10-11:30am, For parents and kids ages 2-6

Fridays 2-3:30pm, For parents and kids ages 4-10

If you'd like to apply for a scholarship, please click here to apply. Scholarship decisions are made at least one week before the start of the program.

Click here for registration.

Free Circus, Giant Puppets and Movie

Friday, July 26th, 2019

*Venue change! This event will be held at Midtown Campus (previously SFUAD) 1600 St. Micheal’s Drive, Santa Fe.*

Brought to you by Wise Fool New Mexico and City of Santa Fe Southside Summer Events

Circus, Giant Puppets and Movie!

  • 6:30-8pm Free, live circus acts and try-it-yourself circus activities for kids and families. 
  • 8pm Outdoor, free movie The Greatest Showman

Come join us!