Gift Chansa, Artistic Director - Gift Chansa is co-founder of Circus Zambia and born and raised in Chibolya, Lusaka. Gift studied acrobatics in China at Wuqiao Acrobat Art School. He has also trained at The Fontys Circus Performance Academy in The Netherlands. He has performed and conducted acrobatic and gymnastic workshops in over 13 countries including Poland, UK and Germany. He has performed for Ban Ki Moon and Bill Clinton amongst others. Gift is a TedX speaker and winner of the Queens Young leaders award 2018.
Charlotte is a co-founder of Circus Zambia and was born and raised in the Netherlands. At the University of Amsterdam she attained a Master in Urban Sociology and a Bachelor Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a minor in Pedagogical studies and Anthropology. Charlotte specializes in designing programs that allow arts and culture to improve living standards for kids at risk in urban areas. She has done work and academic research on the subject in South America, Europe and Africa.
Amos Malokwa is a co-founder of Circus Zambia and born and raised in Chibolya. Amos studied acrobatics at the Wuqiao Acrobatic Art School. Amos performed in many countries and collaborated with HIFA, Brouhaha International, Tmesis Theatre and international artists Pina Bausch, Yorgos Karamalegos and Eleanor Randle.
Chris is a founding member of Circus Zambia. Born in the UK, he has a BA in Business Management, Guildhall, London, a Master Degree in International Development and Humanitarian Aid, Kalu Institute, Spain and 20 years experience in senior management/operations with Sainsbury’s, Marks and Spencer and Woolworths. He has lived in Australia, New Zealand, Kenya and now Zambia where he has worked with a range of NGO’s, which focus on children.
Benard is a co-founder of Circus Zambia and born and raised in Chibolya. He studied acrobatics at the Wuqiao Acrobatics Arts School and has performed and conducted workshops all over the world. He is currently enrolled in Zambian Centre for Accountancy Studies. He has done several courses on book keeping and Quick Books.