The Circus Barn, Inc.
February 24, 2010
I went to Smirkus Camp for two summers, and then auditioned for, and was accepted to the Big Top Tour. I toured for four summers. Circus has been my dream and passion since I was three years old, and Smirkus has not only provided me with the opportunity and resources to pursue circus as a career, but, as for so many others, gave me life skills applicable to anything I would want to achieve. Smirkus creates an adventure that is life changing and life enhancing, and is quite indescribable to those who haven't experienced it, but undeniable to those who have. I have gone on to work as a professional clown and continue to work with Circus Smirkus, in many roles, including counselor and production manager, mentoring the current troupe, supporting the artistic integrity of the show, and proudly helping to continue to provide magical entertainment for audiences of all ages.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
The hundreds of alumni who will cite Smirkus as a major influence and contributor to their confidence, compassion, well-roundedness and "making me the person I am today."
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every six months
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Former staff & I was a performer, and have worked for the tour as staff, and as a volunteer during the off season for fundraising events.