Amica has been an artist all her life. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she spent her time vaulting, acting, painting, sculpting, swing dancing and climbing trees. Amica moved to Portland, Oregon in 2010, where she received training in aerial silks, static trapeze, theatrical improvisation, stilt-walking, unicycling, and partner acrobatics. After putting together a few multidisciplinary comedic performances, Amica packed up her things and moved to San Francisco to study clowning in the new Clown Conservatory professional program at the San Francisco Circus Center under under director Joe Dieffenbacher , and teachers Dan Griffiths, Natty Justiniano. While in the program, Amica gained quality instruction in the disciplines of clowning, bouffon, Commedia Dell’Arte, dance, mime, slapstick, and improvisation. She also trained in acrobatics under Xiaohong Weng, contortion with Xia Kemin, and worked on flying trapeze during her time at the Circus Center.
Born and raised in New York, David was touched by the magic of the circus as a child when he was fortunate enough to see the world renowned Big Apple Circus. As he grew up and his life brought him into the world of experimental theater, he found himself re-enamoured with the circus. Since then, he has performed and taught across the country, has been featured in some of the most respected object manipulation showcases. He has sought out training in Clown and Acrobatics with some of the biggest names in those fields, and is recognized as one of the most innovative and technical Fire Spinners in the world. David co-authored the Vulcan Tech Gospel, a seminal work in the field of object manipulation. He has performed as a member of the Vulcan Crew fire spinning and object manipulation troupe, with Circus Momentus, and as a solo performer. He has created duets with a number of legends in the fire spinning world, including Corey White and Noel Yee. David graduated from the Clown Conservatory class of 2009, and has studied clown from Jeff Raz(Cirque Du Soleil) John Gilkey (Cirque Du Soleil), Jonas Woolverton (Cirque Du Soleil), Dan Griffiths (Big Apple Circus) and Ronlin Forman (D’el Arte). He has also studied acrobatics under Master Lu Yi (Former Commissioner of Acrobatics, China), Xia Ke Min (Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe) and Xiao Hong Weng(Nanjing Acrobatic Troupe).