Circus Equipment Made by Circus Professionals
In 1994, we set up a flying trapeze outdoors in Sonoma, CA and that was the start of Trapeze Arts! In 2000, we opened our indoor facility in Oakland. Countess flying trapeze, aerial arts and trampoline classes, as well as camp programs and performances, have taken place within our walls. Through hundreds of performances and thousands of students since we began, we’re very proud of the circus school, performers, and custom circus equipment and rigging company that we created.
Our love for teaching runs deep but it was time for Trapeze Arts to enter a new phase. We closed our Oakland facility as of January 2022, and are now in our new workshop facility in South San Francisco, CA, where we will be focusing on circus equipment manufacturing, rigging and consulting.
We are still available for off-site events, teaching, and we will be continuing our offsite Summer programs.
We are so excited about this next chapter and hope that you all stay connected to us!.
With gratitude beyond words,
Stephan and Lili Gaudreau
Trusted by the World’s Top Circus Performers
Owner, President and Artistic Director of Trapeze Arts, Inc., Stephan Gaudreau encapsulates the circus experience as a professional flying trapeze artist, rigger and teacher – He originally taught circus skills, including the Flying Trapeze, as an instructor for Club Med. After teaching for 6 years, he decided to pursue a professional performing circus career and was hired as the lead flyer with the Flying Angels Troupe at Circus Circus in Reno, Nevada. Stephan is one of only a select few who have accomplished the triple somersault. Stephan has also performed with a number of other flying trapeze acts both in the United States and around the world!
In addition to teaching and performing, Stephan has always loved to create and innovate circus equipment, and has been designing, building and rigging circus equipment for over 30 years. Along with the work he does for Trapeze Arts, he is the Circus Expert for the North American Zone of Club Med Resorts, International, where he is responsible for the fabrication, installation, rigging and maintenance of the Circus equipment/programs at Club Med Resorts in the US, Mexico, Caribbean, Canada, Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.