Instructors

Mary Blouin Auffert

Mary Blouin Auffert has been singing, dancing, acting and clowning since childhood. She has flirted with the arts world over the years through singing/acting/costume design/coaching stints with the Orlando Opera Company, Candlewood Playhouse, SAK Theater Comedy Lab, Vermont Symphony Orchestra Chorale, Orlando Fringe Festival and the Twin Cities’ Singsation. An educator and administrator as well as a performer, Mary fell into the circus world through a position with Circus Smirkus and developed not only a set of circus skills built upon her theatrical and improvisational training, but also a true love for the circus arts. When not clowning around with the folks at Xelias, Mary is teaching, singing, traveling or occasionally hanging spoons on her face.