Started in 2005, the Teen Ensemble is an advanced, circus, performing ensemble directed by Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi. Through training and performing as an ensemble, the young men and women learn the power of teamwork, goal-setting, and the pursuit of excellence. Ensemble members usually have taken classes with The Actors Gymnasium for many years and move up through the advanced classes, to the Junior Ensemble and then audition to join the Teen Ensemble.
Chicago Reader reviewer Jack Helbig said the Teen Ensemble featured “fearless, powerful” ensemble members who “execute amazing, sometimes terrifying tricks without seeming to raise a sweat”.
2016-2017 Teen Ensemble Members: