Circus and Varieté Arts

Featured internationally in tents, theaters, and gala events, I have been performing circus and varietè arts for over 15 years, innovating my craft with the first ever aerial quick change act. 

Costume design was my first love in the arts. I continue to create new works and take commissions from performers internationally.

My interest in the expansion of our circus community and watching the growth of an individual artist has motivated my work as a coach and inspires my work as a choreographer.

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Current happenings


Last month I was interviewed by Shannon (IG @artistathlete)

on her podcast. Check out our conversation!


Darielle Williams and I took the aerial quick change act on the Go Big Show, TBS. It aired January 2022. Look out for reruns!


Follow @leggyriggs or check out her website to see our upcoming spring season. You can also check out the review of the show from WEHO TIMES!

I'm grateful for the generous grants awarded from the Dai Vernon Foundation, which contributed to the creation of my floating table act.  And the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Reimagine Public Art. You can see the DCA submission here:

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-Check out my Blog! I am mostly writing about aspects of the performing arts and our role as artists on the socio-political world that we live in. And any other rambling thoughts I obsess on:)

-I was interviewed on Voyage LA magazineCheck out the full article on the link above or published in my Blog.

-I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences too. Please feel free to comment publicly or DM me. Instagram @elena_brocade 

-Also you can follow my twitter where I am using my voice for activism against the racist patriarchy. Follow me and repost to keep our elected officials on the hot plate.

Jonathan Pendragon, Genii magazine 

"Enter Elena Brocade. Elena is an aerialist who devours any new skill... She has physical agility; she is already a performer."

Featured on the CW

The aerial quick change debuted on the CW Masters of Illusion 2019 season. 


20th Century Fashion quick change