Nimbus Circus

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Nimbus Circus, an audition-based troupe of talented and energetic 8-12 year-old boys and girls, was formed in January of 2010, originally under the name The Magnificent 7 (there were seven original members). All of the performers are students at SANCA who have worked hard to hone their skills in a wide variety of circus disciplines.

This troupe works together for several hours per week, creating acts in a variety of circus arts, including tightwire, rolling globe, trapeze, aerial fabric, juggling, jump rope, mini-trampoline, unicycle, and contortion. At this level, the performers begin to work out some of their own choreography for smaller group acts with guidance from their directors. As with any ensemble, each member brings his or her own artistry to the scene, but as a whole the group is seriously committed to comedy.

Perhaps you’ve seen Nimbus Circus perform in Seattle’s Moisture Festival, SANCA’s Annual Spring Showcase (SASS), SANCAFEST, “Up, with a Twist!”, Artopia, the Magnolia SeaFair Parade, or at one of their many
“walk-about” performances.

Future goals for Nimbus Circus include jumping higher, flipping every which way, and trying everything at least once.

How to Apply?

Who can audition and how do you apply?

Students ages 8-12 of intermediate circus skills are invited to audition.
Interested student must RSVP to the auditions by emailing the Youth Companies Manager, Audrey.

When will the auditions be held?

November 10th, 2018 4:00 – 5:00 pm (new members will join Feb. 7th, 2019)
and May 11th, 2019 4:00 – 5:00pm (new members will join for Summer session)

What do you need for the audition?

A good attitude, team mentality, and intermediate skill

What to expect in an audition?

Auditions are a 1.5 – 2 hour process. Students are asked to demonstrate their skills in a variety of circus arts.