Travis JohnsonFounder / Owner / Operator

    Travis is the Co-Founder and Owner of the Vancouver Circus School– the largest circus school in Western Canada.  He also is the Owner and Director of Operations for their sister company, the Inner Ring Circus, a leading Vancouver circus entertainment company for many prestige international brands.

    Travis grew up in a world of circus and trampoline, never having known a life without either.  His parents ran recreational and competitive trampoline programming at a national and provincial level for nearly two decades. Travis began competing in trampoline at the age of 6, having won a number of Western Canadian championships. Thereafter, Travis retired from the sport to engage in business development. In 2012, Travis became a co-founding member of ASCA (Asia- Pacific Social Circus Association), in coordination with the Cirque du Soleil, and over 100 social circus organizations from all over the world.

    Travis has been awarded with accolades such as, the Small Business of The Year award (New West Chamber of Commerce), NEXT UP award (Tourism New West), nominee for the Builder’s Choice award for his Vancouver Circus School’s New Westminster location and nominee for Best Fitness Entrepreneur in Vancouver (Notable Awards).

    Experience

    Executive Director at Vancouver Circus School

    2004 – Present
    • Strategic Planning of Annual Operations
    • Responsible for Curriculum development and implementation
    • Overseeing daily operations
    • Managing 40 + employees
    • Developed Recreational Circus Programs for over 750 children and adults weekly
    • Developed Annual Ring Masters Program – Professional Circus Development Program

    Director of Operations at Inner Ring Circus

    2005 – Present
    • Produced over 500 corporate and festival circus events
    • Managed all creative and production elements
    • Managed local, national, and international events

    Vice President of Sales at Vibe Design

    1999 – 2004
    • Audio Visual designer
    • Responsible for overseeing the implementation of over 60 events per year.

    Volunteer experience

    ASCA – Asia Social Circus Association founding Member

    2013 to Present

    New Westminster Downtown Business Improvement Association

    2014 to Present

    Certifications

    National Coaching Certification Program Level 3 Trampoline

    Gymnastic Canada

    Learning Facilitator – Trampoline Foundations Level 1

    Gymnastics BC

    Trained Air Space Level 2

    Gymnastics Canada

    Honors and Awards

    Small Business of the Year New West Chamber of Commerce

    2011

    Builders Choice Award Nomination

    2010

    NEXT UP New West Award

    2012

    Western Canadian Trampoline Champion

    1988 – 1993

    Best Fitness Entrepreneur in Vancouver Nomination (Notable Awards)

    2015

    Television Appearances

    Rich Bride Poor Bride

    2010

    Huggies Commercial

    2012

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