Youth Circus Program

Fall Youth Circus Nights DreamThe Actors Gymnasium Youth Circus is a performance-based training program taking place in fall and spring that culminates in a fully-produced, original show. This intensive experience pairs professional artists and youth performers to collaboratively create an original new show and includes high-quality training in drama, dance, aerial and circus arts. The Youth Circus is one of our most popular ticketed events each year.

Students in 5th grade or higher are eligible to audition.

Spring Youth Circus ’17

Creative Team

Directed by Abby Pajakowski and Anna Basile
Circus Choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi
Assistant Circus Choreography by Tommy Tomlins

Workshop Rehearsals

March 29th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
April 1st , 2 – 7 pm
April 2nd, 2 – 6 pm

Rehearsal Schedule*

April 5th – May 4th
Wednesdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Saturdays 3 – 7:45 pm
Sundays 2 – 5 pm

*Necessary changes may be made to the schedule as required. All participants may not be required for every rehearsal.

Tech Week Rehearsals^

May 5th, 6 – 10 pm
May 6th
, 3 – 7 pm
May 7th2 – 6 pm
May 10th, 6 – 10 pm
May 11th, 6 – 10 pm
May 12th, 6 – 10 pm

^All call members must attend all tech rehearsals. No conflicts are permitted.


May 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st

For tickets and more information, click here.


$360 for 9 weeks/72 approximate instructional hours

Financial aid is available for this program.

Past Youth Circus Productions include:

2016 – Cursed Costumes: Fall Youth Circus
2016 – Another Castle: Spring Youth Circus
2015 – Secrets, Lies & Super Spies – Fall Youth Circus
2015 – The Great Superhero Exposition: Spring Youth Circus
2014 – A Circus Night’s Dream: Fall Youth Circus
2014 – The Last Voyage of Pirate Blackheart: Spring Youth Circus
2013 – A’Musing Myths: Fall Youth Circus
2013 – A Misguided Fairy Tale: Spring Youth Circus
2012 – Troupe: Fall Youth Circus
2011 – The Hearttree
2010 – Something Wicked This Way Comes
2009 – Nightmare