Ellen Waylonis is a Boston-based multi-disciplinary circus artist, educator, choreographer, and producer. She is a founding member and frequent performer with the Boston Circus Guild, and has toured nationally with Cirque Productions, Nimble Arts, and her own company, Off the Ground Circus. She was a 2021 Boston Foundation LAB grantee with her contemporary circus troupe, Circus 617, which she co-founded in 2020.
In addition to her work on stage, Ellen co-founded Esh Circus Arts in Somerville, MA in 2010. In 2017 she was part of the founding team for Commonwealth Circus Center in Boston, MA. Ellen now splits her time between performing, teaching, and keeping the circus in business at Esh. She also recently began training to become an Intimacy Director with IDC.