The Team

 
 
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JEAN - LUC MARTIN | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CREATOR | EVENT PRODUCER

Circus Performer, Film/Event Producer, Entrepreneur. Jean-Luc has always been an adventurer; pushing the limits, rock climbing and kayaking as a teenager, traveling North America, completing multiple day routes on El Capitan, and performing with Cirque du Soleil. Producing feature films and live broadcast events has lead him to his tent pole achievement: San Diego Circus Center.  As founder and program director of the Circus Center his passion for circus education and entrepreneurship has aligned to make San Diego Circus Festival a formable event. 

 
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KELSI MATHEY | SAN DIEGO CIRCUS CENTER’S AERIAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR |  EVENT PRODUCER 

Kelsi Mathey is a passionate performer, choreographer, instructor, and director who, has a 25 year background in circus acrobatics and dance. Kelsi received a BFA in Graphic Design along with a multidisciplinary cluster in dance and movement from Chapman University. Currently directing the aerial program at San Diego Circus Center, Kelsi has experience in managing teams, directing artistic productions, coordinating events, creative direction, and strategic branding. By way of brand creation and awareness, scheduling, team building, communication, and vision execution, Kelsi finds joy in celebrating human expression, exploring individuality through circus, and delivering projects from concept to completion. 

MARA MARTIN | SCHEDULER

Mara has extensive experience in managing and running sets from Hollywood hit TV series and movies. Over the past 3 years she has managed not only San Diego Circus Centers scheduling, but has been the heart of the circus community making sure the teachers and students are reaching their needs.