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Circus Harmony's St. Louis Arches are joining forces with the social circus students of  The National School of Circus of Puerto Rico (ENC)   to share the hope, joy and inspiration  that is circus from July 3-17, 2018 in Puerto Rico! 

The two troupes of young people will create a show to bring some much-needed happiness and entertainment to Puerto Ricans who are still working to rebuild after the destruction of the hurricanes. The combined troupes will start in Dorado and plan to go to communities who were among those most impacted by the disaster including Corozal, Naranjito, ComerĂ­o, and Morovis.
Watch this short video:
Peace Tthrough Pyramids; Puerto Rico!
Peace Through Pyramids: Puerto Rico!

Racial divides, natural disasters, poverty... many issues can devastate a community.  One of the greatest needs in the face of these overwhelming challenges is hope - young people especially need to feel that there is a way to get to a better and higher place.  Our Peace Through Pyramids partnership with the Galilee Circus in Israel and between children in different neighborhoods in St. Louis have helped children reach new heights physically, mentally, emotionally and socially.  In addition to bringing the joy, hope and inspiration that is the circus to the people of Puerto Rico, this new partnership will expand our own students' experience of life outside St. Louis and has already connected us with the vibrant
Puerto Rican community here! We believe building pyramids with people is a great way to teach young people to support each other while they build bridges between communities.

You can read more about this exciting initiative in this St. Louis Magazine story 

We still need your support! Here are ways you can help:
  • Donate directly at
  • Join us Monday, Memorial Day, May 28 at Shake Shack in the Central West End. Say you are there to support us and 20% of the cost of your meal will go to Circus Harmony!
  • Join us at the Maplewood Strange Donuts for their Cirque du Donut on National Donut Day, June 2
  • Sponsor a show at a location of your choice in Puerto Rico. Call us at 314-436-7676 to learn how
  • Sponsor a meal for us in Puerto Rico
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Thank you! Don't forget to follow our cross-cultural circus adventure in Puerto Rico on social media July 3-17. 



Since 2007, Circus Harmony in St. Louis has used the circus arts to break down the social, economic and emotional barriers that divide us through its Peace Through Pyramids program. This internationally-renowned initiative unites children from diverse communities through the cross-cultural appeal of circus and motivates social change in St. Louis and beyond.
On May 9, 2018, Circus Harmony was awarded a $25,000 Art Works grant from The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to offer free 15-week circus classes at multiple locations across the St. Louis area. The NEA Art Works grants program supports projects that focus on public engagement with the arts and the strengthening of diverse communities.
"The variety and quality of these projects speak to the wealth of creativity and diversity in our country," said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. "Through the work of organizations such as Circus Harmony in St. Louis, NEA funding invests in local communities, helping people celebrate the arts wherever they are."
Thanks to NEA funding, children at multiple sites will participate in circus classes in their schools, learning skills such as acrobatics, balancing, object manipulation, and presentation. At the end of training, the children will join their fellow performers from across the region for seveal public shows at Circus Harmony's home in City Museum. All classes will be taught by circus teaching artists and peer mentors from the Circus Harmony Teacher Training Program, which allows advanced students a way to perform community service, earn money and receive job readiness training.
Jessica Hentoff, Circus Harmony's Artistic/Executive Director, said "Through Peace Through Pyramids, children learn their race, religion and background don't matter. What matters is what YOU bring to the ring. This program builds strong relationships between these young people and develops creativity, problem-solving and self-control skills they use in and out of the ring. By focusing on what connects them instead of what divides them, these young people create something amazing. This program changes their perceptions about each other and also changes pre-conceived notions the public may have about them. By being involved in this circus, they defy both gravity and other limitations!"
To learn more about Peace Through Pyramids, visit


PTP Ferguson
Please join us in appreciating the accomplishments of our Peace through Pyramids: Ferguson performers, this Sunday, May 20! At 3 PM, they will be performing at City Museum and the show is free with your Museum admission. Then, join us in Ferguson for The Vine's Clay Cafe. They start serving dinner at 4:30 and our show is at 6 at St. Stephen's in Ferguson!


Come soar at Circus Harmony's Flying Trapeze Center, TrapezeSTLWe're starting our fifth year of helping people defy gravity in St. Louis! Come see what it feels like to fly through the air with the greatest of ease and safety! May we suggest that bringing your group to TrapezeSTL is the perfect way to celebrate birthdays, graduations, bachelor/bachelorette parties or anything related to leaping into a new life chapter! Great for date nights, too!
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This summer, the whole family can run away and join the circus! In addition to our unique, popular Circus Performance Camps at City Museum , we are also offering Circus Arts camps for children at All American Gymnastics in Olivette. (Note: the first session of our Circus Performance Camp is already sold out - so register soon!)

In addition to our circus summer camps for children, we are offering circus classes for grown-ups in the evenings at City Museum. Try Partner Acrobatics, Basic Circus Arts, Adult Aerial or Hula Hooping!  

On Wednesday evenings at City Museum, children and adults can come alone or come together as a family to be part of our Juggling and Unicycling Clubs. All ages and all abilities are welcome.

Make your summer a circus summer for the whole family. To register and for more information visit:




Here are some of our alumni and their amazing accomplishments:

Claire Kuciejczyk-Kernan Wallenda-Zoppe performed a standing two-high on the wire with her husband Alex in performances at Circus Flora! 

Kellin Quinn is graduating from Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal. Check out his final exam: 
Kellin Quinn
Kellin Quinn
If you are in Washington DC now, or Boston next month, catch St. Louis Arches alumni, Sidney 'Iking' Bateman and Melvin Diggs with Cirque du Soleil's Luzia!



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  • Sign up for classes  (for all ages) 
  • Follow our blog
  • Check our schedule and catch some of our flying children and young adults
  • Invite our director, Jessica Hentoff, to come and speak to your organization about Circus Harmony 
Your donation helps one of our over 600 children directly and it also inspires the over 80,000 people who see our shows and the St. Louis communities where our children live.
You can also send a donation to us at:
Circus Harmony
 4120 Parker Rd. Florissant, MO 63033

Thank you from e veryone at Circus Harmony!


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Circus Harmony teaches the art of life through circus education. We work to build character and expand community for youth of all ages, cultures, abilities and backgrounds. Through the teaching and performing of circus arts, we help people defy gravity, soar with confidence, and leap over social barriers, all at the same time.

We are very grateful for the support of the City Museum, National Endowment for the Arts, PNC Arts Alive, Regional Arts Commission, Cirque du Monde by Cirque Soleil, Missouri Arts Council, Dana Brown Charitable Trust, LLH/LHM Foundation, Saigh Foundation of St. Louis, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, Boeing Employee Community Fund, Wells Fargo Advisers, Edward Jones, Cardinals Care,  Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, DCA Family Foundation, REA Charitable Foundation, Kranzberg Family Foundation, Macy's Foundation, Bommarito Automotive Group, Big Shark Bicycle Works, Goudurix,  American Youth Circus Organization, Brentwood Minuteman Press, Stahl & Ponder, Circus Fans of America, Circus4Youth  and people like you!