Summer Circus Intensive

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The Summer Circus Intensive provides performers the opportunity to work with amazing faculty and committed peers who motivate you to push yourself physically and creatively, while devising an original work.

During the six weeks, you condition your body to its highest physical levels while working with a cross section of Chicago’s leading circus, dance, and physical theatre instructors to develop new skills. Through this and collaborations with your fellow students, you begin the creative process of choreographing a circus movement piece to call your own.

While you build your strength and endurance with a community of like-minded artists, the intensive format gives you the tools to become independent creators of exciting new physical work.

At the end of this artistic, physical “boot camp” you’ll present your newly created act to the public in a weekend of performances.



2015 faculty included Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi (Director), Dean Evans (Clowning & Physical Theatre Instructor), Charlene Numrych (Tumbling Instructor), Tommy Rapley (Dance Instructor), Tommy Tomlins (Juggling & Aerial Instructor), and Javen Ulambayar (Circus Instructor).


Who should take Intensive?

Perfect for dancers, actors, and other artists intent on a career in physical performance. An excellent bridge for performers at the beginning of their career moving from a recreational to professional setting. The Actors Gymnasium emphasizes a physical approach to character creation and storytelling.



Eligible/Prospective students that have never taken a class at The Actors Gymnasium, please add yourself to the wait list and submit the following information to

-Brief background

-Training (if any)


-Pictures or video link (not required)


Class begins June 13, 2016

Intensive I (ages 16 & up): Monday – Thursdays from 4:15-6:15pm

Intensive II (ages 18 & up): Monday – Thursdays from 6:15-8:15pm

No class July 4 & 7


Tech: Friday, July 22, 2016 4:15pm


Intensive II: July 23, 2016 at 4:30 & 7:30 pm

Intensive I: July 24, 2016 at 1:00 & 4:00 pm

Tuition: $880 Tuition


**There is a $100 nonrefundable deposit required to hold your place in the program. Full payment is due by May 25 unless paying by installments, which can be arranged by calling 847-328-2795.

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Circus Arts


The Actors Gymnasium

927 Noyes St.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 328-2795