Ruth Juliet Wikler

Ruth Juliet Wikler is Deputy Director of Programming for Circus for TOHU, North America’s premier circus presenting organization. Appointed in June 2019, Ruth directs the MICC (International Contemporary Circus Market); develops circus programming for the Montréal Complètement Cirque Festival as well as TOHU’s annual mainstage season; supervises TOHU’s training and residency program for circus artists; and oversees TOHU’s museum collection of circus history art and objects. Ruth came to TOHU after curating seven seasons of contemporary international theatre and performance for Boom Arts in Portland, Oregon, which she also founded. She previously served as Associate Director of Programs for the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (The Graduate Center CUNY); in fundraising and administrative capacities for other NYC arts organizations such as Arts International and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra; and as director and producer for the NYC troupe Cirque Boom, which she founded.