Chuck Lechien, Jr. is the founder, impresario, and creative director of the Boston Circus Guild and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band. His goal is to inspire and entertain audiences by bringing together the most talented, hard working performers in New England to create unique spectacles at the nexus of live music and circus. He co-wrote and co-produced the first of these shows, Mischief in the Machine, in 2008, and has continued on as musical director of the BCG ever since. As band leader, composer and saxophonist for ENSMB, he brings his musical rumpus into the streets, clubs, and theaters of Boston and beyond.
Michael "Mooch" Mucciolo began his journey into a life of circus in 2002 as a member of the Barefoot Monkeys, Vassar College's circus club. As president of the club during his senior year, he was delighted to contribute to the immense growth of the club that culminated in producing fully choreographed performances with over 20 performers. Upon graduation in 2006 he took to performing full time, founding the professional Circus and Fire Arts Entertainment group A Different Spin. Putting both his traditional and circus education from Vassar to good use, he worked alongside Ricky Hawkins to register an LLC that they continue to operate to this day. In late 2009 he helped get the Boston Circus Guild off the ground and still acts as its primary Booking Manager. In his oodles of spare time he has helped run WildFire Retreat, the east coast's premier educational retreat, that provides weekend-long intensives on the safe practice of Fire Arts for 1,000 attendees each year.
Nancy Allen has over 10 years of experience in the fields of communication, event management, public health, and graphic design. She has produced concerts, multi-day conferences, special events, and theatrical performances for Rogue Burlesque and The Boston Circus Guild. Nancy enjoys wearing many hats with the BCG including booking manager, marketing maven, and event producer. She is also a client. Her wedding guests are still talking about the off-beat ceremony, funky live music, and impressive performances by fellow members of the BCG. Nancy received her undergraduate degree in Organizational Communication from Ithaca College and her Masters in Public Health from Tufts University. She is on the Board of Directors of Our Bodies Ourselves and owns two small businesses.
Ricky Hawkins 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. For the past 4 years 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.