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Performance - Troupe Track

Cirque Masquerade hosts the Bay Area's most innovative circus performance troupe. Artists of all ages can audition to perform and train with us at the advanced, pre-professional level. Troupe members will get the opportunity to put on a series large-scale circus shows at the end of the year. Members will also receive weekly training in a variety of circus skills in preparation for their acts. The troupe prepares students for a life as a professional circus performer and is perfect for those with dreams of being in Cirque Du Soleil. Our students work 2-8 hours weekly for a year in order to create an extravagant performance full of incredible circus stunts! Our immersive, fantastical circus shows amaze and inspire. Each show will transport the audience to a wondrous world of mystery and talent. 

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Cirque Masquerade is a circus performance troupe for advanced artists of all ages (members are usually between 10-18). Rehearsals are almost always on the weekends in the late afternoon/evening. The rehearsal schedule is flexible but is inconsistent. There is usually a once-weekly Sunday rehearsal in the late afternoon for three hours. There is also a once-weekly act-specific rehearsal on the weekends in the evenings. Each week the act-specific rehearsal will focus on a different act and so will require different students to attend. Rehearsals become more frequent in May/June as shows approach. Troupers are expected to participate in all training and rehearsals necessary for the show to succeed. Practices begin on August 28th, 2022 and conclude in May/June with a series of large-scale performances that utilize music, effects and costumes to immerse the audience. We include acts such as aerial silks, trapeze, partner acrobatics, contortion cube, net, clown, and much, much more! We boast our unique story-based shows and our custom-made apparatuses. Members of the troupe who are over the age of 16 will also be offered priority employment as instructors at Expression Arts if they so wish.

Exact rehearsal timing, show dates, and more detailed information will become available to students after they make it into the troupe. You do not have to commit to joining the troupe until after you receive all the information. No payment is necessary to audition and no commitment is made by auditioning. If you are admitted to the circus troupe you will receive a welcome email with the password to access the Pay & Secure your Spot page to complete your registration. Tuition is $1500 per session. Students in two programs receive 10% off of their total enrollment. Students in three programs receive 25% off of their total enrollment. Contact us for scholarship options.

Auditions are closed for now! 

Want more information? Click HERE to see Cirque Masquerade's 2021 troupe commitment letter. This letter addresses all important details concerning troupe membership. 

Still have questions? Contact us!

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