Circus Smirkus Big Top Tour
Mark Lonergan, creative director Troy Wunderle, artistic director Ed LeClair, executive director
1 Circus Rd, Greensboro, VT 05841, USA
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Circus Smirkus is a non-profit, award-winning, international youth circus founded in 1987 by Rob Mermin. Based in Greensboro, Vermont, the mission of Circus Smirkus is to promote the skills, culture and traditions of the traveling circus and to inspire youth to engage in the circus arts.
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From 1990 to 2010, the circus has had more than 4,000 youths aged 10–18 in its summer camps.
This annual camp was located at Sterling College in Craftsbury, Vermont through 2009. The camp relocated onto the campus of Lyndon Institute in Lyndon, Vermont in 2010.
As of 2015, the camp moved to the Smirkus HQ, Greensboro, VT. A new campus was built 2014-2015.
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Smirkus' performers and coaches have come from Canada, China, Colombia, United Kingdom, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Moldova, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, ten Native American nations and 20 US states. At the International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in September 2000, Circus Smirkus was introduced as "the United Nations of the youth circus world."
Circus Smirkus has a summer camp that trains children in areas such as aerials, clowning/performance, acrobatics and juggling. Participants may also choose to train in other skills such as human pyramids, unicycling and stilt walking. The circus opened its Summer 2015 season at new, permanent facilities—a 135-year-old farmhouse on 35 acres (14 ha) in Greensboro, Vermont. The camp sessions offered throughout the season vary from one night overnight camps, one and two-week camps, and advanced camps, including Junior Road Show, Road Show, Ensemble and Aerial Acts.