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Troy and Sara Wunderle Discover Circus Smirkus


2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of Circus Smirkus, and also 20th Anniversary of Troy and Sara Wunderle’s marriage and their start at Circus Smirkus.  

You might know him today as the Artistic Director of the Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour, but Troy joined Smirkus after a season of touring with Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1997, helping Rob Mermin with residencies in schools during the off-season and serving as an all-around assistant in the summer at camp and tour.  Sara started her Smirkus journey as head counselor at camp and then eventually found herself as head concessionaire on tour before cementing her current long-standing role as the Assistant Circus Operations Director.

In this video, hear all about how they met, and how they came to Smirkus and fate as it would be.  It seems that all roads pointed to Circus Smirkus for the Wunderles. Happy 20th to Troy and Sara – your devotion to the kids and the art of circus has been inspiring to thousands.  Thank you for helping these kids discover their inherent clowns and performers!

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