Karoly Gaspar

Karoly ('Charlie') Gaspar

Circus Teacher

In the spring of 2012, I was invited to be a visiting professor at the Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACAPA). Although originally I planned to spend only 6 weeks here, I am still at working at the Academy since.

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Aerial cradle and springboard

The way leading to this position was long. As a child I used to do gymnastics on apparatus. In 1987, I gained admission to the Hungarian Circus Institute. After the foundation terms, I specialized myself to aerial cradle and springboard.

Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris

Before my graduation, my group took part in the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, where we got the jury’s special prize and within a month we got a contract in France for 11 months. Since then, I have worked in 37 countries all over the world.

Holiday on Ice

From 2002 to 2006 I worked for the world-famous Holiday on Ice, where I obtained a thorough training in ice-show. After 20 years of working hard in the world of circus, I decided to be a teacher.


Teaching is a most rewarding profession for me. I am happy to have the possibility to impart my knowledge to my talented students, whom I am very proud of.

Circus disciplines

  • Straps
  • Hand to hand
  • Partner acrobatics
  • Chinese pole
  • Groupwork

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