MOTH’s Professional Performance Apprentice Program is the only one in the country to focus on performing in front of large audiences. With several sold out shows each year, a 2nd or 3rd year professional circus student will have the opportunity to train and perform alongside seasoned and international performers. Skill acquisition and conditioning will comprise one 3 hour group training per week, while the other 6 hours are alongside MOTH’s Professional Ensemble Company. Students will learn how to commit to a group, create new and original contemporary work, and be guided through existing repertoire. There will be monthly showcase opportunities, two fully produced existing productions (performing in front of 1000’s) and one original, fully produced contemporary circus show.

This program is perfect for you if you are in your 2nd or 3rd year of professional circus development, already have the proper technique, a toolbox of skills, professional attitude, dedication, the ability to work within a group/ensemble, and are ready to take your skills to a large stage.

  • 33 weeks
  • 6 Hours of Group Rehearsals
  • 3 hours of Conditioning/Skill Acquisition
  • Tumbling & Dance Included
  • Unlimited Open Studio Time
  • International Guest Teacher Workshops
  • 3 Professional Produced Shows
  • When: September 2017- June 2018
  • Where: MOTH Contemporary Circus Center, Denver, CO
  • Cost: $6,500/year

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MOTH Poetic Circus is offering the only full-time, 9 month, professional circus training program in Colorado for Youth ages 12-18. Our program also is unique within the country, as it is the only one to focus on performance as the education.

The students will learn skills, performance and character development, act creation, and have an opportunity to perform alongside seasoned professionals and world class performers.

Performers will be selected for acts based on skill level, experience, and dedication. We teach professionalism from the start of a performers career, and will expect a lot from the students. This program is designed for youth that are able to take direction, understand the hard work it takes to make it as a circus artist, and who show up prepared to share in an ensemble performance. This program is NOT for students that wish to be soloists.

By audition only, for ages 12-18.

  • 33 Weeks
  • 5 Hours of Group Rehearsal per week
  • Unlimited Open Studio Time
  • Private Lesson Options
  • International Guest Teacher Workshop Discounts
  • Performance Opportunities (2 Professional Shows)
  • When: September 2017- May 2018
  • Where: MOTH Contemporary Circus Center, Denver, CO
  • Cost: TBD

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To Audition and Apply: Fill out the application below. For questions email us at or call 720-402-2044.

MOTH Professional Circus Performance Program Application (Youth & Adult)

Thank you for your interest in MOTH’s nine-month Professional Circus and Aerial Training Program.

Once your application has been reviewed, we will notify you of acceptance. Upon committing to the program, a deposit of $800 is required to hold your spot. Full payment is due within 3 weeks of your scheduled program. If you wish to set up monthly payments for the remainder, we can do so through our billing partner. Upon acceptance you will receive an invoice and can send a check made out to MOTH, or you can call with your credit card number. (We will give a full refund, minus a $100 administrative fee, for canceling within three weeks of the program. After three weeks, only half of your payment, minus $100, will be refunded.)

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Online Application


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Thank you,

MOTH Contemporary Circus Center

4321 Broadway, Unit 5, Denver CO 80216
Phone: 720-370-5238

*If you have any health concerns, or have had a doctor ask you to not participate in certain activities, please be mindful. While some conditions will prohibit you from participating, some may not, but unless we know, we cannot help you. Please let us know if you have any specific questions regarding your health and intensive circus training.