Amelia Van Brunt
is a professional and award-winning actor/creator, clown, teacher, dancer, fire spinner, burlesque performer, character extraordinaire and founding Artistic Director of theatre company Bad, Bad Bunny. She performs regularly around the San Francisco/Bay Area and specializes in complete physical transformation and ferocious play in her characters. Amelia studied at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater where she completed a one-year Professional Training Program and after graduation returned to complete a master’s thesis on clown. Amelia performs and collaborates with companies including the Vau de Vire Society, Medical Clown Project, Flynn Creek Circus, and Cirque de Bohème - with whom she is a core company member of. She is also a performer and member of the beloved San Francisco-based clown/burlesque troupe Fou Fou Ha! which has been established as one of the Bay Area's most sought-after hired performers for over 16 years. With Fou Fou Ha! she helped create and perform the smash hit full-length show "WHOA-MAN!" which was extended with Shelton Theater and toured internationally. Amelia has trained with and worked professionally alongside Steve Martin, Bill Irwin, Stephen Buescher, Steve Smith (Ringing Bros and Big Apple Circus), Ronlin Foreman, Joe Dieffenbacher and Joan Schirle. Amelia completed an artist residence at the San Francisco Circus Center where she developed a one-woman show, 'In the Blue of Evening,' produced by and under Bad, Bad Bunny which is currently touring internationally. Recently she co-created and performed as one half of “The Greatest Monkey Show On Earth” as resident artists and a professional production of Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland, receiving a four-star review from Global News, a 2016 Theater Bay Area award and the inaugural Artistic Risk Award in Vancouver.
Amelia lives in San Francisco, working as a medical clown with the Medical Clown Project, serving as regional coordinator for Dell'Arte International, creating theater and teaching workshops.