About The Clown Institute
Welcome to The Clown Institute, where the serious and the absurd collide to offer a transformative experience inspired by the renowned Jacques Lecoq® pedagogy. I'm Alicia Gonzalez, a performer, coach, and devoted advocate of the art of clowning.
My mission is clear yet profound: to wholeheartedly embrace clowning as a serious art form while delving headfirst into the captivating world of nonsense and play. This isn't just about clowning around; it's about nurturing a space where we ignite your boundless creativity.
When you join a clown class:, you'll discover a world where:
My own clown journey began in New York, studying under the tutelage of Virginia Scott. I continued my exploration in Paris at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq, training with luminaries like Jos Houben. My quest for absurd profundity led me to further hone my craft with Avner the Eccentric and Eric De Bont in Spain.
As a comedy writer and performer, I've graced the stages of prestigious events such as the Sydney Festival, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and Adelaide Fringe festivals. Beyond the spotlight, I'm also affectionately known as 'Dr. Ding Dong,' spreading smiles as a medical clown doctor.
When I'm not pondering life's absurdities, I'm whipping up tasty smoothies and sharing laughs with my mini smoothie buddy—my son.. With a clown's heart and a storyteller's soul, I've facilitated clowning and movement classes at renowned art centres, businesses, and theatres across Sydney and regional NSW.
Now, I invite you join me on this whimsical journey to self-discovery and creative liberation, where there are no filters, only your beautifully unique self. Together, we'll uncover the beauty in the nonsensical and the extraordinary in the ordinary.
PS. Follow my journey over on Instagram for some fun times.