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Circus Smirkus 2019 Big Top Tour applications open

October 1, 2018

Circus Smirkus is a nonprofit arts and education organization based in Greensboro, Vermont. Their mission is to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus, and to inspire youth to engage in life-changing adventures in the circus arts.

Audition For Smirkus

About the Big Top Tour

Since 1987, The Big Top Tour has brought together 30 highly motivated young performers in a traditional traveling circus environment. These young performers (called Troupers) experience a unique opportunity—performing 60-70 shows across New England, bringing circus arts to over 50,000 children and adults during the course of a summer. They work with professional circus coaches from across the country and around the World to create the 2 hour show  in a 3 week period in early June. Troupers deepen their skills in performing and the circus arts, become physically stronger, and gain maturity from the 10 week adventure. Many Big Top Tour Troupers continue onto circus and other performing  careers around the world.

Important Dates for the 2019 Big Top Tour:

  • November 1st Deadline: All 2019 Big Top Tour applications must be submitted by November 1st. All applicants will be notified by letter the week of November 18th whether or not they have been selected to take part in the live auditions.
  • January 18-20, 2019 LIVE AUDITIONS: Live auditions will be held the weekend of January 18-20, 2019 at New England Center for Circus Arts  located at 10 Town Crier Drive. If you are invited to audition in person, you will need to prepare an act to perform.
  • June 2019: On-site training will begin in early June 2019. The tour will run until approximately August 18, 2019. (Dates will be finalized once the tour schedule is complete.)


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