The Radical Movement Factory was established in 2015 to offer the Santa Cruz community a unique circus experience. The Factory is a creative laboratory that is meant to enable students in a safe, supportive, and non-competitive environment.
Co-owners Allie Cooper and Emily Knoblauch each have years of professional training and performing experience and their common teaching philosophy values safe progressions, community, and the creative process. They believe that being involved in this work (whether recreationally or professionally) teaches discipline, self-care, creative expression, and body awareness – all invaluable skills that are so much more valuable than the tricks they teach.
The Factory team is excited to grow as a community and to make Santa Cruz a destination for students and professionals from all over the world to come together to train, learn, and share.