This carousel contains links to all the tours that PWB have ever done since 2007. We advertise for volunteers from April to July ready to go on tour the next January. To find out more about what it means to volunteer on a tour, head to our ‘Volunteering’ page.Find out more
Back in Kenya with a reduced tour this year.learn more about KENYA 2020
2020 sees the team back in India for the 13th year working with our usual partner organisations.learn more about India 2020
Due to political unrest in the country we are only doing two mini-Tours to Nicaragua in 2019 using local artists to do 2x1 week projects with our usual partners in Los Quinchos (San Marcos), Las Chavaladas (Leon) and Ninos del Fortin (Leon). This was funded by an NSC grant.learn more about Nicaragua 2019
This year we will be returning once again to work with our usual partners in Kenya.learn more about Kenya 2019
We return to India once again 12 years on from our first tour working with our regular partners.learn more about India 2019
PWB supported the Flying Seagulls in Samos, Greece, doing some social circus outreach work with the refugees there for a week in early December.learn more about Greece 2019
The PWB team returned to Calais and Dunkirk in the Spring and Autumn of 2019 to reach out to Refugees in those towns in order to help with their psychological and physical wellbeing.learn more about Calais and Dunkirk 2019
PWBs short trips over the channel to support refugee children stranded there.learn more about Calais & Dunkirk 2018
Our 6th year back in Nicaragua working with our regular partners like Los Quinchos (San Marcos), Las Chavaladas (Leon), Ninos del Fortin (Leon) and La Escuela de Comedia y Mimo (Granada).learn more about Nicaragua 2018
PWB returns to India for our amazing 11th year working with our now regular and well established partners.learn more about India 2018
In 2018 we made our 3rd visit to the African country of Kenya, to help co-ordinate a series of workshops and performances with local communities in the area.learn more about Kenya 2018
Back in Kenya once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about Kenya 2017
Back in Nicaragua once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about Nicaragua 2017
Celebrating 10 years of PWB this year and 10 years partnerships in India PWB returns once more into the fray.learn more about India 2017
Back in India once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about India 2016
Back in Nicaragua once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about Nicaragua 2016
Back in Kenya once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about Kenya 2016
Back in India once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about India 2015
Back in Kenya once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about Nicaragua 2015
Back in India once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about India 2014
Back in Nicaragua once more working with our usual partners and creating powerful positive experiences.learn more about Nicaragua 2014
The one and only tour to Sierra Leone visited Free Town, Kamakwe, Makeni, Pujehun and Bo over 2 monthslearn more about Sierra Leone 2014
Our 5th year working in India back in the mists of time.learn more about India 2013
The first ever PWB tour to Nicaragua was a great success and set the scene for many more to come.learn more about Nicaragua 2013
Fourth year in India making the PWB magic happen.learn more about India 2012
Our third year in India spreading positive vibes and uplifting the most needy.learn more about India 2011
Back again after a year to re-organise. The second your to India looked amazing - check it out here!learn more about India 2010
The FIRST PWB tour actually started in Autumn 2007 went through to 2008 and then went up though Pakistan, to China and into Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan for the "Silk Road Circus" trip.learn more about India 2008
Benjamin Kirsch is a veteran Performers Without Borders traveler on his second Kenya adventure. With a back ground in gymnastics and martial arts, he was raised around movement arts and continues to show case them world wide. Benjamin then trained acrobatics and circus arts at, New England Center for Circus Arts and San Francisco Circus Centre. Traveled with Ringling Brothers Circus in Fully Charged, and now been featured internationally on TV shows such as Americas Got Talent, The Gong Show, and Das Super Talent. Now he strives to share knowledge gathered from over a decade of performing experience and hope to be able to benefit the lives of the people of Kenya.
Jules (in yellow) first began training Musical Theatre at Expressions Academy. She discovered a passion for circus arts, teaching and performing across the UK, Europe, in Bahrain and India, where Jules joined Performers Without Borders for her first tour in 2018. Having recently completed her MA in Direction for Circus at Circomedia, she is excited to see how her work will change her relationship with teaching across the world. She wants to explore different mediums and capture what cannot be captured through words alone.
Jules’ ethos is underpinned by a desire to harness the power of circus to share stories and build powerful connections. She aims to embrace the reality that everything is a work in progress. That is to say that perfection is unattainable, but the journey as we strive towards it is both educational and beautiful.
Danni Cullen comes all the way from Ireland. Born in Dublins Fair city, raised by leprechauns and fairies. She has many lucky charms and a Performer is one of them.
She is based in a suitcase and likes to think of herself as a professional Pirate!
She comes from a world of Theatre and loves the stage. Has a passion for stories and bringing things to life. She studied Acting and has travelled the world being Cinderella, Robin hood and Frankenstein.
Whilst on her travels she discovered the world of circus. She fell in love with physical theatre, storytelling and clown.
She is so happy to be part of PWB. To share her passion for the Arts the importance of play and laughter! To see the pure joy that theatre and circus can bring!
I am small ball of light named Hania, from Poland. My life goal is to help those in need, share knowledge and discover new ways of self-development that are available to diversify and enhance everyday life. One of these roads is the circus that helps me to break my barriers, motivates me to act, share a smile and joy, and above all has an impact on my body and mind. For 3 years I have been traveling around the world discovering its innermost nooks, collecting information about cultures and customs and meeting various people. These trips have taught me independence, how to live in uncomfortable conditions and how to deal with extreme situations. However, the main lesson that repeats with each subsequent trip is to explore the GIFT of life which, if we follow our path, is the Great Idea of Fighting Troubles.
Nathan Holguin, aka Punchy, aka Mr. Banana
Is a veteran circus clown who has toured well over seven years with various American circus’s.
He is a journeymen Stagehand with I.A.T.S.E. Local 16 San Francisco U.S.A. A certified rigger, a graduate from the San Francisco School of Circus Arts and the Clown Conservertory class of ’03.
This is his first PWB tour and is quite humbled, honored and privileged to be a member of this expedition. He hopes this is only the beginning of many many years of collaboration and is already thinking about next year and the year after that and the year after that….
“My short experience here in Nairobi has already opened my eyes, my soul and watered my heart allowing growth and inspiring me to share the fruits of my past with the beautiful souls I am meeting here everyday, I am developing a deep hunger for more and can only hope for many more opportunities to give all of what I am to this important work. Thank you Performers Without Borders for opening this door for me, you have my eternal gratitude.”
Daniel is a full time balloon twister, clown, and juggler from Denver, CO. He has been a circus performer for his entire adult life and is excited to spread the joy circus brought him to those who have never experienced it. As a veteran of PWB’s 2018 India tour, he is excited to build upon that work and continue to grow as a performer, teacher, and entertainer.