Naomi Shafer is a clown and a producer. She uses humor, playfulness and physical storytelling to turn power dynamics upside down. As the Executive Director of Clowns Without Borders USA, she produces clown tours in refugee camps, conflict zones and sites of natural disaster. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.B.A. from Marlboro College, and a rubber chicken from the San Francisco Circus Center Clown Conservatory. Naomi grew up in Vermont, where she started learning french in Kindergarten. She learned Russian as a teenager when she went to Moscow to clown. She has been studying Spanish since 2018, when she organized a clown tour to Guatemala, following the eruption Volcan de Fuego.
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Great class & instructor! My kids both look forward to each class, and they are actually learning & retaining Spanish. They adore Miss Ellie and enjoy the fun projects & crafts and getting to have outdoor time" ~Sara Longobardi