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We use medical grade UV light sanitation and air filters even post pandemic. We ask that if you have been sick that you always test for Covid. Do not attend classes if any symptoms are not 85% resolved. A KN95 Mask must be worn while getting over  residual symptoms. 


Complete Circus Training

Our Complete Circus Training program allows students to expand their circus arts skill set through training in a wide variety of specialities. Students will improve their abilities on  lyra, aerial silk, trapeze, and other apparatus. They will also learn acrobatics, musicality through dance, clowning and more. The program concludes with a student showcase where students will have the option to perform a solo or group act.


Cirque Masquerade Troupe

Be a part of our pre-professional, audition only, youth circus troupe, Cirque Masquerade. Troupe members perform in a professional circus production and intensively develop their skills in their specialities. Cirque Masquerade productions are unique, immersive experiences making them the most innovative youth circus shows in the Bay Areal.

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about us

Expression arts is an elite circus training facility, as well as the host of the Bay Area circus performance company, Cirque Masquerade.

Our circus training program is an intensive program where students are able to finely craft their physical and artistic abilities. They will learn everything that is needed to perform with Cirque Masquerade. Students who are part of Cirque Masquerade will hone their skills and greatly improve their strength, flexibility, control, and form. All students will try an extensive variety of apparatuses such as aerial silk, lyra, trapeze, hammock, and gymnastics. 


Cirque Masquerade is the Bay Area's largest-scale youth performance company, and is one of the largest and most advanced in America. Auditions are extremely competitive. Cast members train 3-30 hours per week. It is a pre-professional troupe bringing immersive, spectacular shows to Oakland.

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