JOSH AVINER^'15MFA^Co-founder of Hideaway Circus


Josh Aviner

HIDEAWAY is a New York-based circus and theatrical production company founded to create innovative and engaging live entertainment. Featuring world-class, multi-disciplinary artists, our shows reflect the human condition in extraordinary ways. Our approach combines epic imagination with intimate venue design, breaking from traditional theatrical settings and practices, to deliver unforgettable, exhilarating experiences to each of our guests. 

Josh, Co-Founder and CEO of HIDEAWAY is thrilled to be leading the team producing the next iteration of circus and theatrical entertainment in America. Since age thirteen, when he ran away with the circus, Josh has had an unrelenting passion for creating unique and memorable live experiences. He previously led casting at Spiegelworld, overseeing shows at Caesar's Palace and the Cosmopolitan Hotel, in addition to casting and consulting for The PT Barnum Festival, The Late Show with David Letterman, Sleep No More, and Variety Worldwide. He currently sits on the board of Circus Smirkus helping youth realize their dreams of pursuing circus as a career. He is completing an MFA at Columbia University in Theatrical Producing, and holds a BFA from New York University in Film Producing.

See Josh in action at #StartupColumbia

2016 Panel: Unconventional Columbia Founder's Story – Hideaway Circus