Image showing Mr. Amazing laughing with children at circus workshopCarlo Pellegrini

(aka, Mr. Amazing) is AGC!’s co-founder and Artistic Director. Mr. Amazing performed for many years as White Clown (under the name ‘Mr. Carlo’), Acrobat and Ringmaster with Big Apple Circus, The Royal Lichtenstein CircusPiccolo Circus NYC, was a professional dancer with internationally acclaimed Nikolais Dance Theater, and appeared in movies, TV and many radio commercials over the years. He brings over 38 years of professional circus, dance and theater experience to AGC! He has assembled a team of circus arts trainers that is highly skilled in teaching the circus art form. See his full Biography here.


Image showing Janet HayesJanet Hayes, COTA/L

is co-founder and Program Director of AGC! Her work with children on the autism spectrum and children with different abilities at B.O.C.E.S. in Rockland County, NY, is an invaluable asset to AGC!  She is responsible for the programs, health and well-being of the teens in AGC!’s Youth Circus Troupe, as well as strategic planning and growth of AGC!. See her recognition award here.