Education Staff

Karen Bell

Karen Bell has been performing around the world as a Professional Circus clown for 33 years. The only female clown to have a solo ring gag on the Ringling Bros. Circus, Karen created material to perform both for herself and for other clowns on the show. Since moving to Sarasota in 2005, she has served as the Outreach and Education Manager for The Circus Arts Conservatory, where she designs, develops, and implements the CAC’s education program.

Robin Eurich

Robin Eurich got his start in San Francisco training in Improvisational Theater, Mime, Commedia Del Arte and Juggling. He went on to attend (and eventually teach at) the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, act in feature films in Los Angeles, and star as Rusty the Handyman on WGN-TV’s The Bozo Super Sunday Show. Together with Karen Bell he teaches physics, circus, and language arts in 32 local schools.

National Science Teachers Association
Florida Association of Science Teachers

Awarded the 2016 Arts Leadership Award: Arts in Education by the Arts and Culture Alliance

Education Task Force

  • Ryan Clarke – Assistant Principal, South East High School, Manatee County
  • Cindy Schlotterback – Laurel / Nokomis K – 8 School, Science and Technology Teacher
  • Dr. Barbara Shirley – Principal, Alta Vista Elementary School
  • Lorene Silverman – Retired Manatee Elementary School Teacher
  • Murry Blueglass – Retired Superintendent of Schools
  • Alice Blueglass – Retired Elementary School Teacher