Circus Cascadia is often referred to as "Guerilla Circus", for it's anytime and anywhere mentality. Designed for families to play and learn together, Circus Cascadia offers more than a dozen activities including (but not limited to): juggling, Chinese yo-yo, flower-sticks, balance boards, and stilt-walking! Learn a new skill, teach someone your favorite, or come and observe as a full throttle circus is created before your very eyes! You got to see it to believe it.
Paul Battram, the owner, founder, and lead performer of Circus Cascadia has been teaching Circus and Puppetry since 1994. Originally from London, Paul got his start training with the Panic Circus, with the famous Prof. Panic. He attended Circus School at Llanidloes in Mid-Wales. The Panic Clowns high energy thought provoking performances entertained thousands. Paul then founded The Pulcinelli's, a clown troupe that performed shows all over the U.K. performing shows focused on environmental awareness. In the last 7 years Circus Cascadia has led workshops, after school programs, and summer camps in schools all around Portland. Paul has a tremendous amount of experience designing workshops and community events for children, teens and special needs groups. His lively and enthusiastic approach is inclusive and enabling. Because of this, Paul is able to design and provide creative environments where people play, learn and grow.
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