Joy Powers, Clown Coach
Joy Powers is a Smirkus Residency Artist, and has also coached at Smirkus Camp. She first became interested in circus and clowning after seeing Circus Smirkus at age 13. After attending Smirkus Camp, she auditioned for the Circus Smirkus Tour, in which she performed in the summers of 2006 and 2007. Joy then toured the country as a clown with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey.
She is a co-creator and performer of The Piccolini Trio, and is a Clown Doctor with Laughter League at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also featured in and narrates Signe Taylor’s award winning documentary Circus Dreams. Besides performing, Joy enjoys knitting, carrot cake, and making art.