Sand Northrup, One Woman Circus
Veteran children’s entertainer Sand Northrup has an unflagging enthusiasm for circus arts. In 1980, Sand ran away to the circus in Quebec City to study juggling, unicycle, acrobatics, clown and mime. She has written and performed solo, duo and troupe shows in French and English across Canada. With a solid reputation as an outstanding teacher, mentor and role model, she currently performs and teaches circus arts in public schools and at circus camps. Sand also collaborates on numerous projects under both the social circus and children festival umbrellas in Alberta and British Columbia. In 2012, she coordinated an award-winning after school circus programme for the City of Burnaby with support from Jumpstart. Sand is Director of the Therapeutic Clown program at BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Centre for Children and since 2004 has worked part time as a therapeutic clown at both institutions.