THE SHORT OF IT

Jamie Coventry & Natasha Kaluza were clown school sweethearts and are graduates of both the first and second year programs of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center. Coventry & Kaluza won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and best duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival two years in a row. Credits include: Teatro Zinzanni Events, New Pickle Circus, Pickle Circus School Tour, Sweet Can Productions, Circus Bella, Flynn Creek Circus, and more.

THE LONG OF IT

Jamie Coventry is a harmonica addict and eccentric juggler. Natasha Kaluza is The Super Duper Hula Hooper. Together they are Coventry & Kaluza! Clown school sweethearts and graduates of both the first and second year programs of the Clown Conservatory at the San Francisco Circus Center, they won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and best duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival two years in a row. Coventry & Kaluza have developed a unique blend of comical characters, music and circus skills, providing uplifting, heartfelt, and dazzling performances.  Whether live looping 7 harmonicas while keep several plates spinning, or funk dancing with multiple hula hoops, Coventry & Kaluza never fail to, “bring the needed pizzazz!” (Spectacle Magazine). An unstoppable force in the world of entertainment, Coventry & Kaluza have made audiences laugh in schools, festivals, nightclubs, variety houses, private houses, circus tents, churches, elder care facilities, juvenile hall, on the street, and even in a castle in Scotland! They serve as co-artistic directors of Sweet Can Productions, and produce their annual holiday show Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret. Credits include: Teatro Zinzanni Events, New Pickle Circus, Pickle Circus School Tour, Circus Bella, Flynn Creek Circus, Tandy Beal Co., Circus of Sound, The NY Clown Festival, The Aurillac Festival of France, Velocity Circus and more!

Jamie Coventry

Jamie Coventry

Jamie Coventry has a background in theater, music and education. Having completed a BA in Liberal Studies, Jamie’s next academic adventure was the first and second year program of the Clown Conservatory at the SF Circus Center. Jamie is a skilled comic actor, an eccentric juggler, and a multi-instrumentalist and has developed his own 45-min show about his experience as a clown and inspires others to be creative with everyday objects. He also formed Tin Sandwich, a neo-vaudevillian harmonica ensemble that plays blues, jazz, pop, Balkan and Tango and anything else that comes to their lips.

Natasha Kaluza

Natasha Kaluza

Natasha Kaluza, aka The Super Duper Hula Hooper,  graduated with honors from UCSC with a degree in Theater Arts, and a minor in Education, and followed that with a graduate certificate in Dance. She attended two years of the Clown Conservatory at the SF Circus Center under Jeff Raz. A quadruple threat (acting, dancing, singing, and circus), Natasha is best known for her funk and b-girl inspired hula hoop acts.

Credits include:

Sweet Can Productions

Teatro Zinzanni/ EnJoy Productions

New Pickle Circus

Circus Bella

Flynn Creek Circus

Circus of Sound

One Thought Theatre

San Francisco Circus Center

Cirque de Boheme

The Clown Cabaret

Picklewater Free Circus Festival

Circus Finelli

The NY Clown Festival

The Aurillac Festival of France

Velocity Circus

Moisture Festival, Seattle, WA

Trapeze World

Kinetic Arts Center

Vermont Vaudeville

Clients include:

Stanford University

Berkeley Rep Theatre

The Olympic Club

SF Rec and Park

Feld Entertainment

Darioush Winery

Aji Network

Rodef Sholom

Northern CA Libraries

Harker School

REVIEWS

“Kaluza brings the needed pizzazz!”

Spectacle Magazine

“…an energetic dance with multiple hula hoops by Kaluza…is  an absolute gem.”

San Francisco Examiner

“Coventry & Kaluza are world class artists. Juggling Hula hoops, music, comedy, acrobatics – they do it all! They are a privilege to work with.”

A. Dover, Picklewater Free Circus Festival

“I love talent, so I love Coventry & Kaluza.”

Steve Smith, Big Apple Circus

“Well worth watching on any stage.

Nicole Gluckstern, SF Bay Gaurdian

“[Coventry] You stole the show…my husband and I were both hoarse the next day from hooting and laughing so hard and everyone at our table was near tears. What an amazing performer you are! Thanks again for making this CABEC dinner truly special and making me shine!”

Michelle Dunn, Co-ordinator for the California Association of Building Energy Consultant

“Jamie and Natasha are leading a new generation of clowns – funny, hip and skillfully tuned into youth culture.”

Jeff Raz, Founder of the Clown Conservatory, San Francisco Circus Center

“They add new dimensions to the term ‘multi-talented.'”

Joan Mankin, Former Pickle Family Circus Clown

“Natasha Kaluza, working hoops, not like some humdrum house hoop act  but like a gifted juggler of invention and poise, easily won the crowd’s most rousing reception.”

ShowbizDavid

“Again: many thanks for bringing your all to our event! You both are marvelous!”

Tatjana Loh, Development Director, The Women’s Building

“Thank you to Coventry & Kaluza for a dependably professional and thoroughly entertaining set. I really enjoy your act, and I hope you’ll be available for future events.”

Glenn Havlan, Recreation Facility Coordinator

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