Welcome to TheFlyingBrain.com
Professional Circus Artist and Educator
Art by Sarah Cohen
Dr. Stephanie Marie Little Thunder Morphet-Tepp, known on the stage as The Flying Brain, is Colorado’s original professional hair hang artist. Although her background is in molecular biology and forensic sciences, she is now a full-time performer and has worked with nationally and internationally touring circuses such as Garden Brothers’ Circus, Great Benjamin’s Circus, The Vampire Circus (Live Entertainment 305), and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus. Her local, home circus is The Phantom Circus of Denver, in residence at Circus Collective of Denver and Live Beyond Limit of Fort Collins.
The Flying Brain performs aerial hoop, aerial chains, and hula hoops, although her greatest joy is performing and sharing the magical art of hair hang. You may have also seen her on the TV screen as a competitor on season 2 of TBS’ Go-Big Show. In 2022, The Brain co-produced New York City's 1st all Indigenous variety show with Bindlestiff Family Cirkus and acquired a Guinness World Record! She was also recently voted in as the newest board member of the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) and the American Circus Educators (ACE) organizations.