Covid-19 has meant the circus has had to close. We had flown people in from all over the world and just started day one of rehearsals when we were told we were going to have to stop, and everyone needed to try and return to their homes in various countries.
I live to perform, and it has been very difficult for me to not have this outlet. It also meant I no longer had an income and the camaraderie of the circus. Being able to perform live again is so exhilarating. What I love about being a clown is making a whole family laugh together; quite often there were three generations watching and bringing them together through laughter is a great feeling.