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Gypsy Snider

Born into the circus ring, as the daughter of the founders of San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus, Gypsy began her artistic career at age four. She has been performing ever since. A graduate of Switzerland’s Scuola Teatro Dimitri, Gypsy performed for three seasons with La Compagnia Dimitri. She has consistently developed her own amalgam of theatre and circus, going on to perform internationally with Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Knie, Pomp Duck and Circumstance and Teatro Zinzanni. Gypsy has been impassioned since adolescence by directing and teaching, and has been a guest teacher with the San Francisco Circus Center and National Circus School of Montreal and a director with the New Pickle Circus, Jamie Adkins/Cirque Eloize, the National Circus School’s show Crime and for various special projects with Cirque du Soleil ; she choreographed performances for the Queen of England’s Royal Variety Performance and William and Kate’s Canada Day celebration. Gypsy is directing the circus creation in the musical the revival of Pippin directed by Diane Paulus. Gypsy co-formed Les 7 doigts de la main in 2002. She was an original performer in Loft and Mistress of Ceremonies in Cabaret des 7 doigts, a co-creator ofLoft, co-director of Traces (nominated for a New York Drama Desk Award in Oustanding Choreography), and director of A Muse (2012 and 2013).

An Interview with 7 Fingers’ Gypsy Snider and Shana Carroll
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An Interview with 7 Fingers’ Gypsy Snider and Shana Carroll

28 September 2014

P. Carl interviews 7 Fingers' Gypsy Snider and Shana Carrol.