Upcoming Auditions

Summer Performance Intensive

Audition: April 7, 2018

Interested in taking your performance and circus repertoire to the next level? Summer Performance Intensive (SPI) is designed for Portland area youth and young adults with previous experience in aerial, acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, or other performing/movement arts who want to spend the summer developing skills in circus technique, stage presence, act creation and artistic collaboration.

The summer starts with jumping into the first act creation period while building a show for friends and family. Next, students take to the parks, performing at Sunday Parkways in July and the Galaxy Festival in August. In mid-August, students have the special opportunity of performing under a real circus tent with Flynn Creek Circus! SPI students then celebrate their summer accomplishments with a trip of workshops, collaboration with other circus youth, and performance. Finally, this year’s SPI students have the special opportunity to be featured performers in the Circus Project's 10th anniversary gala in mid October. Spend your Summer and Fall on stage, taking your circus skills to the next level, and collaborating with a tight knit community of young circus artists by joining the Circus Project's Summer Performance Intensive!

Click here for a peek at a past Summer Performance Intensive.

Ages:  11-21
June 25 - August 26 + Gala Rehearsals and Performances
          Summer Schedule: Monday - Friday 2:30-5:30pm + performances
          Fall Schedule: Gala rehearsals & performances - exact dates TBD
Price: $3000
Auditions: April 7th
Please email academy@thecircusproject.org to register for your audition and receive your application.
Audition Fee: $20, payable at time of registration


Audition: May 19, 2018

Elements is the Circus Project's adult, 9-month training and performance company for the dedicated circus student. Elements offers all-around skill building in acrobatics, aerial, juggling, dance and physical theater in addition to audition-preparedness and act development. With a new program design this year, Elements has been re-imagined to focus on individual technique and skill development and to uniquely match each company member's artistic goals. All company members participate in the Core Training Program, in which students choose from dozens of available classes at their skill level, develop their circus specialties with a Circus Project training membership, and collaborate on performance opportunities with other company members. Throughout the year, company members have the opportunity to create audio-visual works, participate in community performances, create an evening-length show, and may also audition for our end-of-year production.

In addition to the Core Training program, members are also offered two additional training opportunities, a Specialty Training Focus (includes private lessons, solo development, and small group work) or a Preparatory Track Focus (includes expanded hours, private lessons, small group acts, and more).

Elements Program Details here

Audition: May 19, 2018
Please email academy@thecircusproject.org to register for the audition.
Audition Registration fee: $30, payable at time of registration



Audition: May 12, 2018

Brio (previously Swifts & Orbits) is the Circus Project’s 9-month training program for inspired youth ages 7-17 looking to improve their circus technique and adventure into the world of circus performance. Our newly redesigned youth program focuses on each student’s artistic goals and exploration by enabling students to select from classes in acrobatics, aerial, juggling, stage presence, dance, body awareness, improv, theater, and more. Students work with talented and inspiring coaches (Russ Stark from Cirque du Soleil! Austrian National Acrobatics Champ Stefan Furst!) and have opportunities to create solo, partner, and ensemble work as they prepare for their Spring show and other projects large and small.

We also have training options for younger performers (the Jr. Core Program), by invitation-only. Please contact us for more information.

Training Company Details here:

Audition: May 12, 2018 (this program is for youth with previous experience in aerial, acrobatics, dance, gymnastics, or other performing/movement arts)
Please email academy@thecircusproject.org to register for the audition.
Audition Registration fee: $30, payable at time of registration


The Circus Project Performance Troupe books per gig in order to hire the best artist for the event or show. Accomplished circus performers with a contemporary aesthetic are encouraged to submit videos along with contact information and/or website to be considered to info@thecircusproject.org