All the Fun of the Circus

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Steve has always harboured a fascination with the circus – especially those who run away to join it! So he really enjoyed meeting Kate White, CEO of the National Centre for Circus Arts.

A registered charity with a shared emphasis on the arts and higher education, the National Centre for Circus Arts introduces thousands of people each year to the wonders of circus performance in a range of diverse ways.

As one of Europe’s leading providers of circus education, they also offer London’s only BA Hons degree in Circus Arts. They are based in the magnificent former Shoreditch Electric Light Station located just around the corner from our studio, which makes them some of our most exciting neighbours.

Inclusivity and Empowerment

600 adults per week attend courses at the National Centre, which include team-building away days and evening classes.

From beginners to established artists, everyone is welcome; in fact, the circus is based around ideas of inclusivity, body positivity, and supporting one another. The school’s alumni go on to join a thriving international community of artists, and perform throughout the world.

A passionate dyslexia advocate, Steve was delighted to learn the organisation works with a high percentage of dyslexic students. They also trained the deaf and disabled artists who took part in the 2012 Paralympic Games opening ceremony.

Steve loved talking all things circus with Kate. He’s also looking forward to working with this brilliant organisation, so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements…

Meanwhile, take a look at some of the photos from past performances below. All images are courtesy of Mark Morreau.

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