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 weekly classes!
What she teaches: All levels aerial and active flexibility
What she teaches: All levels of aerial and active flexibility
What she teaches: Tiny Tots Aerial, Active Flexibility, Intro to Aerial, Advanced Trapeze
What she teaches: Playtainment,
hoop classes, and ground act classes
What she teaches: Aerial and Aerial Yoga
What she teaches: Aerial Yoga, Active Flexibility, and Body Awareness
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 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.
Over the last few years she began a career of teaching and performing. She is currently a performer under Elite Gem Entertainment and is a co-founder of Conscious Circus. While looking to expand her skills in Circus Jill became frustrated with the lack of options for classes in the South Suburbs of Chicago and so became the Frankfort Circus Center.
Jill found the most skilled prop spinners, the most safety conscious aerialists, and the kindest circus artists in the area to create an environment of fun and enjoyment for Frankfort area residents. The Frankfort Circus Center is not a competitive place. FCC is all about inclusion and strives to make each and every student feel comfortable and confident in their abilities. Jill currently teaches the Thursday night hoop classes and can almost always be found wandering the center.