Founded in 1994, Circus Juventas has seen incredible success as the first youth circus program in the Twin Cities. Located in Highland Park, Circus Juventas offers empowering programs for kids ranging from kindergarten age to young adulthood.More Info >
Circus Juventas, in addition to providing year-round circus training to youth ages 2-21, presents two major public productions each year in the spring and late summer. Our Spring Celebration Performances feature our beginning- and intermediate-level students in April and May, while our summer production features our advanced students in a Cirque-du-Soleil-style production in late July and August. Also during the summer, CJ offers a wide range of summer camp options, all of which create a safe space where students can have new adventures, experience traditional and contemporary circus arts and global inspirations, and receive encouragement in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Another of CJ's exciting events is their annual gala, an evening that pairs our students' amazing performances with a three-course meal, a silent auction and raffle, fun games, and more. Dedicated to making classes accessible to all, Circus Juventas boasts a robust scholarship program to those that demonstrate financial need. CJ also invests in their work-study leadership program, a unique opportunity where CJ students age 14+ leverage their circus training to develop the self-confidence, communications skills, and attention to detail needed to become peer leaders - all while earning tuition credit toward their classes. Always looking to expand their repertoire, Circus Juventas invites visiting artists throughout the year to run workshops for students of varying levels. Celebrating their 25th anniversary year April 2019-April 2020, stay tuned for the announcement of a wide range of exciting events and performances.