Philippe Petit, renowned funambulist most recently featured in Man on Wire, writes of Sacha Pavlata:
“I met Alexandre Pavlata in 1972 at the Cirque d’Hiver of Paris. He was helping some kids, backstage, to perfect their somersaults. I remember the gentle yet strong way he was directing their progresses, there was a lot of joy, but the results were prompt.
As I watch Sacha over the years, becoming slowly the “best circus teacher” (his well-earned reputation today), I realized that a very special chemistry was the secret of his so unique ability: Sacha could offer in the classes he gave, the flavor of European Circus Tradition. He was born and raised in a traveling circus family, therefore was quickly acquainted with the constant training, the tough discipline, the respect for other artists, and the ability to understand rigging and to perform all aspects of circus profession.
But Sacha had to offer, blended to this heritage, the benefits of his own life and personality: he has traveled all over the world, therefore mastering several languages, he had coached numerous pupils of diverse ways of life, nationalities, age, goals and talents, had become a father, and had developed a sparkling intelligence at introducing the unfamiliar to a demanding craft, with surprising results.
It is the blending of the deeply traditional world of European circuses, with a modern international expertise that made the instruction of Master Teacher Pavlata so effective, and so rich, so outstanding."
"I love this place; I want to live here! I could sleep on the trapeze!!!"
"This was the most exciting party my daughter has ever attended!"
“My 5th grade daughter has been taking a circus class at Moody Street Circus and she loves it! Her favorite activities are the silks and the lyra. It gives her such a sense of freedom and accomplishment! I see it every time she comes back from class. Thank you Melinda and Sacha for encouraging the students to push their limits in a safe, fun environment!” --
Barbara J., Newton