Who We Are

When MFS got together with the instructors at VAGABOOM!, summer program magic began. Our camp leaders, Danielle and Amanda, are coming together to create an amazing camp that mixes all the big moves, coordination, theatre, and tricks of circus arts with the fine focus, freedom for creative expression, and take-home excitement of visual arts.

Want to learn to build a human pyramid?  No problem.

Want to also find out how to dye fabrics using natural plants?  We’ve got you covered.

Join us for a summer of spontaneous creativity with excellent bone structure!

Danielle Isadora Butler is a playful story teller. She is a performer, teacher and circus theorist. Danielle has bent her body and will to the study of aerials, hand balancing, partner acrobatics, physical theater and dance. Her love of circus carries over in her teaching, through which she combines passion, encouragement, and silliness to help others find the joy of being in their bodies. Danielle has been teaching kids around Bay Area for the past 5 years. Over this time she says she has “discovered the perfect ratio of structure and silliness to help every kid feel supported, heard, and hilarious.”

Amanda Kanter has been teaching art to kids throughout the Bay Area, and in El Salvador, Honduras, and New Orleans, for the past 10 years.  A graduate of SFSU with a degree in ceramics, she has a studio in West Oakland, where she works sculpturally and a well as throwing on a potter’s wheel. Through her travels and teaching adventures in Latin America, she speaks fluent Spanish. “It is the love of my craft and of children that inspires me to teach visual art,” she says.

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