Meet the Team
We are a team of dedicated people intending to make the lives of these children here in Bolivia better through the arts.
Founder, U.S. Board President and Executive Director
John Connell went to Bolivia in the summer of 2003, when he was 16, to visit a classmate for several months after graduating from Scattergood Friends School. He stayed until spring of 2005, during which time he made his living by juggling on the streets of Cochabamba. When he was 18, he came back to the US to incorporate Performing Life as a nonprofit organization and raise funds for the project he envisioned.
For the past two years Lizbet has been coming to Performing Life. Her neighbor told her about the program and she decided to come. Three months ago her brother Carlos, 10 years old, joined her in the program as well. In the performances, both she and her brother have their own acts, both on trapeze.