Kevin Burke                   “Bear Faced Cheek”

Circus Training with The Secret Circus!

The Secret is Out!

Between October 2007 and April 2009, Kevin set up and ran "The Secret Circus", a circus training project, funded by Northamptonshire County Council Extended Services.

The project enabled young people of ages 12-15 to learn such skills as juggling, unicycling, tightrope-walking and trapeze, while also learning a great deal about themselves and what they are capable of.

The youngsters ran circus workshops at the Northampton Balloon Festival and the Carnival, as well as stiltwalking in the carnival parade and appearing at the Derngate Theatre with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The project no longer has a home base, but has “morphed” into a catch-all title for Kevin’s Circus Workshops, which go into schools, organisations, and corporate events.

To find out more about the project, or to book a workshop, you can contact Kevin by clicking


Photos by Tom George

Recently relocated to Dorset, Kevin  has run circus workshops all over the country for  more than 20 years, offering training in the basics of juggling, plate-spinning, Diabolo, Poi, devil stick, roller boller and stilts. Tight wire, barrel rolling and unicycles, along with some aerial skills, are also available, on request.

 Contact Kevin here for further details!

Juggling Hula Hoop Circus workshop for all ages Unicycle Tight wire Plate Spinning Diabolo Trapeze Teaching Aerial Silks Walking Globe Stiltwalking in a parade The Gazelle Doubles Trapeze Circus Skills for even the youngest participant!