The Actors Gymnasium
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Michelle Higgins
Marketing Manager
Meet the Faculty of our Professional Circus Training Program
EVANSTON, IL - The Actors Gymnasium 9-month intensive Professional Circus Training Program can boast about many things: the fully rigged gym, 27 hours a week of premier circus training, and special topics classes like rigging and career management. But one of their biggest assets is their award winning faculty, which is why they've created their latest video series featuring their Pro-Training Instructors.



Now prospective students can check out  teachers video bios to find out teaching philosophies, expertise, backgrounds and more. Students can also check out the "A Day in the Circus Life" Pro Training blog to get a sense of the program and who the students are. Applications for next year opened on the 9th of December and the regular application deadline is May 2nd. Any questions should be directed to



The Actors Gymnasium is located at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street, Evanston, IL - just off of the Noyes purple line 'L' stop. The Noyes Cultural Arts Center is owned by the City of Evanston and home to over 20 artists and arts organizations offering music, theater, and visual arts programs and studios. The galleries exhibit local artists, with exhibitions changing every two months.

Actors Gymnasium classes are taught in a 3,000 sq/ft gymnasium space that features a 1,600 sq/ft sprung floor and a fully rigged 24 foot ceiling. All aerial equipment such as the Aerial Hoop, Spanish Web, aerial silks, static trapeze and more are provided, as well as the equipment for ground skills such as unicycling, juggling, tight wire and gymnastics. Additional classes are taught in Studio 108, a 900 sq/ft classroom space that features a floating sprung White Oak dance floor, a fully rigged 14 foot ceiling, a handstand wall, conditioning ladders, and room length 12 foot mirrors for aerial work.

About The Actors Gymnasium:

The Actors Gymnasium is dedicated to bringing a new physicality to the American Theatre. Encouraging ground-breaking theatrical exploration, The Actors Gymnasium teaches circus arts, physical theatre and multi-disciplinary performance to children and adults; produces original, daring works of circus-theatre; and serves as a talent resource, providing performance opportunities to our students and innovative professional event entertainment for a wider audience. At The Actors Gymnasium, people Learn To Fly - physically, emotionally, and creatively. For more information, please visit