Meet Our Staff
We often have guest instructors and traveling workshops here at the Frankfort Circus Center but these are the people you can find teaching regularly!
Kristi's students fall in love with her fun take on a traditional aerial class.
Jeremy is a former CPS worker who loves seeing kids expand their skills and interests!
Laila's classes are a great choice for anyone looking for a calming presence with an extra touch of conditioning.
Elis has a history in elementary education and has been teaching circus worldwide for over 20 years!
The Frankfort Circus Center was founded by Jill Smith in July of 2019.
Jill started with a single hula hoop in her living room. Through dedication and passion, her love of Circus blossomed. She expanded out of single hoops into the world of multi-prop love, fire eating, stilt walking, and more. She spent several years traveling and performing before settling down to start FCC. Jill is best known for her “Hoop Geometry” and is one of the only performers in the world to preform her style of multi-hoops on fire. She has a pending Guinness Book World Record for the most fire hoops used by one performer. She used ten hoops beating the previous record by six hoops.