Circus Juventas is expanding our Professional Program to offer world-class, laser-focused training for young adults preparing for a career as working circus professionals. The two-year training program with our world-renowned coaching staff will allow students to develop professional skills, prepare for auditions and festivals, and network with professional organizations such as Cirque du Soleil and other notable professional circus companies.
In CJ’s 28-year history, many alumni of the advanced youth program have gone on to professional careers with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey, The Wallenda Family, Bello Nock, The Royal Hanneford Circus, Cirque Mechanics, Cirque Eloize, and many other professional circus organizations. Internationally recognized Director Sun Yanhong will assume official leadership of the professional program along with Rob Dawson. They will build on the comprehensive foundations of CJ to create a custom-tailored experience with a singular goal: get our students out into the professional world of circus.
The two-year training program with our world-renowned coaching staff will allow students to develop professional skills, prepare for auditions and festivals, build dynamic act routines, and network with professional organizations such as Cirque du Soleil and other notable professional circus companies. Classes will run September to July.
Professional Program students will focus in chosen disciplines and integrated cross-training within the five genres offered at CJ; Aerial, Acrobatics, Balance, Dance and Theater. Solo or partner acts will have one-on-one coach training, participation in ensemble and team acts is available in conjunction with our advanced youth program.
Students will undergo an evaluation period with program professionals in which a custom program will be created for each student to find the right fit for their talents. Students will train within their program plan, Mon/Wed/Fri from 12:00-3:00 P.M., with an additional two days a week for open gym, conditioning, and flexibility training. Participants are able to sign up for 5 general fee classes within our advanced youth program, and perform in Circus Juventas productions when applicable.