Meet Our Team

Gift Chansa

Artistic Director

Gift directs shows, designs creative programs and leads the artistic development and vision of the company. He is an ISPA fellow, Queens Young leader and TedX Speaker

Charlotte Groen

Executive Director

Charlotte raises funds, is in charge of HR and monitors the overall development of Circus Zambia

Benard Kaumba

Head of Finance

Benard takes care of finance and bookkeeping

Kabwe YambaYamba

Programs Manager

Kabwe is in charge of social programs and ensures we deliver the best possible services to the communities we work with

Katleen Herrijgers

Business Manager

Katleen markets our work and ensures Circus Zambia delivers top notch services, such as workshops, performances and productions

Stan is in charge of our body program and ensures this training program as well as our school training programs are effective

Mercy Kambulu

Performance Lead and facilitator

Mercy takes care of performances and ensures we deliver our very best

Chipo Lindberg Nielsen

Choreographer and Facilitator

Chipo works with the Circus Zambia youth and is our in house choreographer

Eric Mwansa

M&E officer

Eric is in charge of monitoring & evaluation the impact of Circus Zambia and ensures we keep on learning and improving

Arthur works as a trainer in our workshops

Dorothy Banda


Dorothy is a youth facilitator with a background in mental health

Mwape Shumba


Mwape works with young people and uses theatre techniques to share her knowlegde 

Miracle Kambulu


Miracle works wonders and keeps Circus Zambia clean as a whistle 

Dereck Mashimukilu


Dereck drives the Circus Zambia bus and vehicles to wherever they need to go

Clayton keeps Circus Zambia safe, clean and takes care of the greenery

The Board

Brooke Ciardelli

Board Chair

Brooke ran a successful theatre for many years and has years of administrative and creative experience in the arts.

Esther Tembo

Board member

Esther is CZ youth member, representing the interest of CZ youths on the board

Situmbeko is communication expert, fervent feminist and influencer

Michelle Chimuka

Board Treasurer

Michelle is an accountant, and is the founder of a successful social enterprise and business

Richard Kille

Board Member

Richard is a prolific filmmaker as well as construction specialist 

Benne Banda

Board Member

Benne Banda is a theatre director, actor and drama teacher

Meet our current and past funders

Meet our implementing partners