Meet the Team

All Circus into Schools Circus Coaches are;

☆ Inspiring, fun and professional! They are experienced at teaching children, insured, DBS  checked and can supply Risk Assessments on demand.



Ali Lewis Circus Coach demonstrating how to spin an ornage plate

Alison Lewis - Circus Coach

Alison runs lovely, engaging, fun Circus Workshop and Birthday Parties for young children up to year 8.

She also performs as part of a stilt walking act
and occasionally performs shows.

She is very skilled at trapeze and trained in teaching Circus with Cirque du Ciel.




Spangles the Clown circus performer


Steve Eldridge - Circus Coach, Performer & Director

Steve has over 20 years experience of working with children and runs excellent workshops for all ages.

He performs as Spangles the Clown for Primary Schools, Birthday Parties and events.

He is also 50% of Circus Berzercus who perform family friendly circus shows. Circus Bezercus have sponsored substantial research into impact of learning Circus Skills on children.

He trained at as a Sports Fitness teacher with Torbay District Council, studied Theatre Studies at The Hub in St Austell, and Circus at Fooltime now known as Circomedia in Bristol.


Picture of Ben Cornish Circus Performer with Circus into Schools

Ben Cornish - Circus Coach and Performer

Ben is a talented and well established comedy juggler. His shows include a wide range of skills accompanied by a steady stream of  comedy patter that is ideal for a family audience.

Ben has taught engaging and inspiring workshops for 20 years and can teach from beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional.

He is the other 50% of Circus Berzercus and has performed successfully with Steve for many years.

Elfic the Jester Circus coach and performer with Circus into Schools




Rupert Elford - Circus Coach and Performer

Rupert aka Elfic the Jester has been performing Circus Comedy Shows in every conceivable venue across the South West over the last 20 years.

He trained at Fooltime in Bristol now known as Circomedia.

Rupert is also a Chemistry Graduate and performs 3 curriculum based shows as Professor Elfic.

circus skills tutor



Tamar Knight - Circus Coach and Stilt Walker


Tamar trained with Circus into Schools and teaches Circus Skills Workshops and works as a Stilt Walker. She loves working with young children, running imaginative and exciting activities.

This is a photo of Circus performer Ali Knight



Ali Oops - Circus Coach

Ali had worked in Circus for 25 years and helped develop Circus into Schools.

She trained with UPSU Juggling Club, helped set up the Rushin' State Community Circus in Plymouth, ran a kids uncycle club for 10 years and currently run Calstock Circus Club.

She currently runs Circus Workshops and Art Workshops for Circus into Schools.