the company

Ed Stephen; General Manager & Performer

Ed Stephen; General Manager & Performer

Ed Stephen

General Manager and Performer

Ed is the General Manager for Nearly There Yet, with responsibility for contracts, booking, touring, and marketing. He is also a performer in the Party, the Flying Bazazi Brothers, and Pinocchio.

Ed has been making and performing dance and circus work for over 15 years. He was a founding member of Ghetlow Pirates bboy crew, has competed nationally and internationally for over 10 years and is currently the UK Juste Debout Toprock Champion. In 2014, Ed collaborated on creating Shame, which completed a 28 date national tour and a complete run a the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Ed also has over 7 years' experience devising, managing and delivering youth arts workshops/projects for organisations including Hoxton Hall, the Roundhouse, East London Dance, Jacksons Lane and Albert & Friends Instant Circus. 


Jessica Mai Sims

Project Manager

Jessica has over 10 years’ experience working on projects which have nothing to do with circus. After taking a few adult classes, her love of acrobalance and transferrable skills inadvertently pitched her into helping set up Nearly There Yet.

Jessica's professional expertise relates to organisational development, public engagement in medical science, and equality and diversity. She currently assists Nearly There Yet in various planning work, including strategic development, project management, grant writing, and website maintenance. 

In her spare time she trains in aerial hoop and acrobalance. 

Jessica Mai Sims; Project Manager

Jessica Mai Sims; Project Manager