Sara Kunz


After leaving her hometown of Kona, Hawaii, Sara discovered circus while completing her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts at the University of Oregon. Her passion for hula hooping led her to study acrobatics and contortion in China at Beijing International Arts School. Though her training as a contortionist led her to sustain a significant injury, the setback changed the way Sara approached her training for the better and has inspired her focus on injury prevention for herself and her students.

Since leaving Beijing, Sara has been performing her one woman show and making variety, cabaret, and TV appearances in more than 10 countries in Europe and Asia. She has sought out new information on safer ways to approach physical training, and has pursued yoga and meditation teaching certification to help balance the intensity of the traditional Chinese approach to training circus arts.

Today Sara is happily living in her home country after years on tour. She is a proud member of the Boston Circus Guild, and excited to share her knowledge as a teacher at Esh. When not happily hooping, dancing, and stretching you can find Sara with a giant mug of coffee and a book, painting with her hero Bob Ross, or on a trail in the wilderness.