Founded in 2006, Cirrus Circus (formerly the Youth Performance Company) is known throughout Seattle as one of the most accomplished circus troupes in the region. It is a year round comprehensive circus program which gives experienced students an opportunity to train intensively multiple times a week in a supportive, group-oriented environment.
Cirrus Circus offers students many diverse opportunities to showcase their performance skills. The troupe performs year round in SANCA circus shows and around the city of Seattle, and has one annual full length production. Cirrus also attends the AYCO (American Youth Circus Organization) Festival every other summer.
In July 2014, Cirrus Circus had the honor of performing at the London International Youth Circus Festival in England, at No Fit State in Cardiff, Wales and Island Circus in Sylt, Germany.
Performers in the audition-only group utilize a variety of disciplines, including acrobatics, aerial, juggling, tightwire, unicycle and more.
Company members are all currently enrolled at SANCA, and range in age from 12 – 18