Ellen Burch is the Allies & Map Coordinator for Circus Now, which involves maintaining and updating the Circus Now Ally pages and the US Circus Map. Ellen studied Communications and Russian in university but had been drawn to the circus arts for many years so after finishing her degree she ran away with the circus for six months. A few years ago, she moved to Toronto to work in fundraising for a contemporary theatre company. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys going for long walks to explore the city while listening to her favourite podcasts (This American Life, the Urbanist, and 99% Invisible) and has recently started learning Portuguese.