About Us

The Runaway Circus was founded by Sara Turkin  as a way of passing on her love for circus and physical arts. Its mission is to give kids of all ages the experience of a lifetime, as well as the tools and confidence to make their own dreams come true.

Sara Turkin, Co-Founder

Sara is the Director of The Runaway Circus. She manages day-to-day business, creates and modifies all of our program curriculum, handles current and prospective clients, and takes pride in personally teaching many of our classes. She is also the creative director for The Vagabonds of The Runaway Circus, not only booking events, managing pricing, and coordinating performers, but also making sure that we maintain the highest level of quality and professionalism at every event.

Sara started training gymnastics at age 3 and worked her way up to become a high-level competitive gymnast, winning many meets, awards and accolades in the process. Her first experience in circus was with the Gamma Phi Circus, where she fell in love with the art. She was accepted into the troupe and performed with them for 2 years. She then went on to perform with Kinetic Theory Circus Theatre in Culver City, Los Angeles and is a certified Physical Education teacher. Specialty acts include acrobatics, tumbling, trampoline, partner stunts, and hand balancing.

Email: sara@therunawaycircus.com