Circus Love Wins CW Teen Spot on Smirkus Big Top Tour!

Circus Warehouse
By Circus Warehouse June 20, 2015 12:24

Aaron Schondorf at Circus WarehouseFourteen-year old Circus Warehouse student Aaron Schondorf, of New York City, is running off to join the circus this summer! Aaron’s skills as a juggler and acrobat have won him a spot on tour with Circus Smirkus, the award-winning, international traveling youth circus based in Vermont. From the end of June through mid-August, the troupe will travel with its European-made Big Top tent to 15 cities and towns throughout the Northeast, and will perform nearly 70 individual shows.

Aaron currently trains at Circus Warehouse, where he takes classes on the flying trapeze (he can now successfully execute a double, and is working on catching his triple!) and is a member of Sonja Harpstead’s Teen Aerial class and the Teen Troupe. In addition, he takes gymnastics and parkour classes, and juggling lessons from the incomparable Paris the Hip Hop Juggler. Last fall, he submitted an audition tape to Smirkus headquarters in Greensboro, VT, and was called for a live audition in January. He and 29 other performers, age 11 to 18, were selected for the 2015 Big Top Tour.

This year’s Smirkus tour continues the tradition of theme-based shows with Bon Appetit, a circus style exploration of the culinary arts and food’s fantastic flavors in Circus Smirkus’ Big Top bistro, with acrobatic hors d’oeuvres, juggling sous chefs, sweet and sour unicycles, and high frying aerialists.

Tickets for the Big Top Tour go on sale May 1st. For more information, go to www.smirkus.org.

Photos by Rachael Shane Photography

Aaron Schondorf juggling at Circus Warehouse

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By Circus Warehouse June 20, 2015 12:24

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