Keith Elijah Fasciani Resume

To combine my professional work and experience as an actor, clown, circus artist and capoeirista to create a fun, stimulating, and safe environment for students to discover themselves as artists and human beings. Focus on creating curriculum that engages the body, voice, and imagination. Challenge and activate students as a director, coach, and role model.


The United Palace of Cultural Arts Circus Program| Program Manager & Lead Teaching Artist| New York, NY|June-Present

  • Designed pilot youth program in collaboration with Circus Harmony, St. Louis
  • Creation of curriculum and all accompanying administrative documentation
  • Manage two teaching artists
  • Acts as liaison between executive directors of both U.P.C.A. and Circus Harmony
  • Manage communication between children, parents, staff and executives
  • Act as lead teacher in acrobatics, clowning, juggling and equilibristics
  • Director of final circus show performed in the 3,400 seat Palace Theater

The Shakespeare Society|Teaching Artist| New York, NY| February 2013-Present

  • Teaches residencies in NYC public schools in performative Shakespeare curriculum
  • Develops and writes accompanying curriculum and lesson materials
  • Collaborates with other teaching artists and DOE classroom teachers to create lessons and Shakespeare focused events

The New York Capoeira Center|Teaching Artist|New York, NY|March 2013-Present

  • Teaches residencies in capoeira instruction in NYC public schools
  • Trained in teaching capoeira to youth by master teacher and founder of NY Capoeira Center, Michael “Mestre Ombrinho” Goldstein
  • P.S. 87 After school Program|Circus Gymnastics and Clown Instructor|New York, NY| February 2013-Present
  • Leads weekly acrobatic and clown workshops for thirty K-2nd Grade children

Nest School After-school Program| Capoeira Instructor| New York, NY| February 2013-Present

  • Leads weekly instruction in Capoeira Angola and capoeira music to fifteen K-4th grade students

Future Stars Circus Summer Camp at Suny Purchase | Clown and Circus Arts Coach|Purchase, NY| June-August 2012

  • Directed an hour-long circus performance with 35 students
  • Led all clown instruction and directed all final clown acts
  • Assisted in acrobatic, mini-trampoline and juggling coaching

Lycee Frances Academy Circus Program | Co-Director& Circus Arts Instructor|San Francisco, CA| January 2010 – March 2011

  • Developed curriculum and coached clowning, acrobatics, juggling, and mini-trampoline to 90 first-third grade students
  • Co-directed a fully-produced show for the public, hosted by the San Francisco Circus Center

San Francisco Circus Center Circus Arts for Children| Instructor| San Francisco, CA| Jan 2009-April 2011

  • Weekly classes for students between three and twelve years of age in circus arts, specializing in clowning
  • Classes included warm-up, skills practice, creative play, and clown performance

Medical Clown Project at CA Pacific Medical Center| Clown|San Francisco, CA| Jan 2011-April 2011

  • Exclusively selected to pilot San Francisco’s first resident hospital clown program
  • Performed therapeutic medical clowning in pediatric intensive care unit, long-term stay
  • pediatric wing and Alzheimer’s unit for patients and families
  • Worked in tandem with doctors and hospital staff to create individualistic therapy
  • Logged all interactions and experiences for analysis
  • Worked under confidentiality agreement

Alameda County Elementary School Tour|Clown| San Francisco, CA| October 2009-June 2010

  • Performed in “A Change of Pants”, a circus-themed children’s show in schools to teach awareness for environmental conservation

Circus Center Youth Summer Camp| Coach|San Francisco, CA| June-August 2009

  • Coached clowning and circus arts
  • Assisted in creating bi-weekly shows for children 4-12 years of age

Private Events in Circus Arts| Coach|San Francisco, CA| Feb 2009-Feb 2011

  • Led corporate and private groups of adults at SFCC in circus arts instruction creating class content that served a diverse range of physical abilities

Private Residence Birthday Parties|Clown| San Francisco, CA| November 2010-March 2011

  • Offered a dynamic event design of a combination of entertainment and instruction for youth and adult birthday parties

New Dance Group| Hip-Hop Dance Instructor|New York, NY| June-August 2005

  • Led students age 9-13 in warm-up, dance instruction and choreography direction


  • Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center| First Year Program and Advanced Placement Program (Two-Year Certificate)| San Francisco, CA|2008-2011
  • Boston University College of Fine Arts|Boston, MA|2001
  • BFA in Acting, Magna Cum Laude
  • Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Performing Arts|Drama-endorsed diploma|New York, NY|1997

Capoeira Angola Quintal|Student of Master teacher Mestre Ombrinho | New York, NY| Present
● Weekly training as a student of Capoeira Angola, an Afro-Brazilian fight, defense and movement system and cultural art form

Enigma:The Show ~ Brooklyn’s first outdoor mystery theater ~ Director

Festival International de Theatre de Rue et des Artes de la rue d’Aurillac, France ~ International street theater festival ~Clown

Circus Bella, San Francisco ~ Company member & Devising ~Clown

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