Maria Tate

Full-Time Teaching Artist

Maria (she/they) recently joined Circ Esteem after spending two years with the internationally recognized Phare Ponleu Selpak Association, home of Phare The Cambodian Circus. During her time in Cambodia Maria directed, produced and choreographed a world premiere circus for Phare, toured Cambodia with Circo Inzir, led a tour and performed with Spark! Circus in Thailand, and served on the board of Caravan Circus Network based in Brussels, Belgium.

Maria also currently trains and coaches at Aloft Circus Arts in Chicago. Her skills include clowning, aerial arts, opera, ballet, contemporary dance and reading too way many books at one time. Maria also REALLY loves tacos… that might just be the reason she moved back to Chicago