More Info About the Boston Circus Guild

Contact Info | Mission Statement | Core Values | Leadership Team

Contact Info

Mailing Address: 4 Benson Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-396-7679

Mission Statement

The Boston Circus Guild is a collaborative-based membership organization of over fifty musicians, artists, circus performers, dancers, and event producers from the New England area.

Our mission is to:

  • Create career opportunities for artists, musicians, and circus performers
  • Encourage local community members to engage in performing arts
  • Develop a community of performing artists to foster cross pollination of arts and ideas
  • Inspire, educate, and entertain audiences

We execute our mission through:

  • The creation and running of original theatrical circus productions
  • Entertainment booking for corporate events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, festivals, and social events

The Boston Circus Guild is proud to have been an Artist In Residence at the American Repertory Theater.

The Boston Circus Guild regularly performs at prestigious events and venues throughout New England including OBERON, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Museum of Science, the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter, Honk! Festival, and the Outside the Box Festival.

Core Values

In the summer of 2016, the board and staff of the BCG discussed the values underlying the crucial work of the organization and what it means to be held accountable to those values. From this point forward, the board, staff, and membership will be expected to hold themselves and each other accountable to these values.

  • Community: Build a society where artists can work together for their collective benefit.
  • Sustainability: Make responsible financial, safety, and growth decisions.
  • Inclusivity: Welcome and respect members and audiences from all backgrounds.
  • Excellence: Hold ourselves to high standards of awesomeness.
  • Integrity: Communicate with honesty and transparency, maintain artistic quality, and support artists’ wellbeing.
  • Creativity: Challenge process and expectations to continuously innovate, and improve both our artistic products and business activities.

Leadership Team

Bookings Manager - Alexa Sawyer

Alexa is an enthusiastic leader with a diverse professional background in sales, customer service, account management, and project management. As an inspired artist with an entrepreneurial spirit, Alexa has been involved with the circus community since 2011. She has worked as a production hand, costume designer, and has performed with many different groups as a fire performer and stilt walker. Prior to moving to Boston, Alexa participated for 4 years with “circusSpark” at “SparkCon” (a local arts showcase festival in downtown Raleigh, NC). She was also heavily involved as a co-lead for 6 years with the planning and organization of a 4 day regional arts festival held in the mountains of NC fostering boundless creativity and artistic community. The performing arts have always been Alexa’s personal passion and she hopes to help grow the local circus community!


Director of Operations - Michael "Mooch" Mucciolo

Michael has been managing circus entertainment in the New England area for over 7 years. As Senior Bookings Manager for Boston Circus Guild as well as co-owner and Booking Manager for A Different Spin, he has overseen over $1.25 million in contracts for events. When not performing or managing other circus performers, Michael has also been Production Manager and/or Circus Director for numerous Boston Circus Guild original theatrical/experiential circus productions including those during the organization's current residency with the American Repertory Theater. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for The Spinning Arts Foundation. Michael holds a B.A. in Physics from Vassar College.


Marketing Director - Ricky Hawkins

Ricky is a man of many talents, currently lending his artistic eye to the Boston Circus Guild as their chief Graphic Designer and creative Manager. He has been juggling since the age of 10, but fell in love with the circus while studying at Vassar College with his friend and colleague Michael Mucciolo. Taking the reigns as the "Grand Monkey" of the on-campus circus group The Barefoot Monkeys, Ricky ran rehearsals, managed PR, booked shows and helped grow the membership. Since 2008 he has headed the professional fire spinning group A Different Spin, writing shows, choreography, and running the business. He was there to help the Boston Circus Guild get off the ground back during its inception as a legal entity, and has been enjoying the ride ever since.