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Circus Harmony to Bring Peace Through Pyramids to Puerto Rico!

Circus Harmony to Bring Peace Through Pyramids to Puerto Rico!

Jessica April 6, 2018 0 comments

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.
Circus Harmony, St. Louis’ only social circus organization, has been using circus arts to bring hope and motivate social change since 2001. Through our Peace Through Pyramids program, we have worked toward building bridges between communities in the St. Louis area and around the world by uniting children through circus arts. After successful Peace Through Pyramids collaborations in Ferguson and Israel, Circus Harmony is excited to announce that we will partner with The National School of Circus of Puerto Rico (ENC) for a cultural exchange July 3-17, 2018 in Puerto Rico!
The ENC is a non-profit founded in 2014 that, like Circus Harmony, provides professional training for future circus performers and delivers social circus community workshops for the social transformation of young people at risk. This exchange will unite members of Circus Harmony’s St. Louis Arches troupe with the children of ENC’s Social Circus project in Dorado, one of the neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
The hope is that this partnership will inspire the Puerto Rican children, empower the American children and then the two troupes of young people can create a show to bring some much-needed joy and entertainment to Puerto Ricans who are still working to rebuild after the destruction of the hurricanes. They plan to go to communities who were among those most impacted by the disaster including Corozal, Naranjito, Comerío, and Morovis.
Circus Harmony is considered one of the foremost practitioners of social circus, a growing intervention tool use to foster personal and social development in at-risk youth. 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. We are thrilled to add a partnership with the young people in Puerto Rico! We believe building pyramids with people is a great way to build bridges between communities!
In honor of Social Circus Day on Saturday, April 7, 2018, a formal announcement of the Circus Harmony/ENC partnership will take place during the St. Louis Arches shows at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at City Museum. Fundraising events for the project will be announced in the next few weeks, but anyone interested in helping to support this inspirational endeavor may contact Circus Harmony at or at 314-436-7676.


Come see the St. Louis Arches all pile into one hotel room in Circus Flora’s 2018 production of The Case of the Missing Bellhop. Find out why pigs are at the hotel and who lives in the penthouse. Come cheer on your home town heros, Circus Harmony’s St. Louis Arches! Get tickets now at . Show opens with a peanut-free preview on April 19th and runs through May 13th! Don’t miss making your reservations!


Our young juggler, Sean Petric, is a finalist in the St. Louis Fox Teen Talent Competition! As the home of former first place winner, Donesha Buhr, and third place winner, Kellin Quinn, we are super excited for Sean’s chances. Most importantly, you can come see the show featuring ten of the most talented teen acts in St. Louis, live, at the Fabulous Fox Theater on Saturday, April 28. The show is free and fantastic! Hope to see you there!   




We were honored that our director, Jessica Hentoff, was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch series Advancing St. Louis which highlights “local leaders of small businesses and large corporations that are impacting the St. Louis region from a variety of industries. These leaders are Advancing St. Louis by inspiring change and starting conversations.” Click here to read the article:  Flying High – Circus Harmony trains St. Louis youth for the ring and for life !



Circus Harmony’s new donation page has launched! The new page allows for one time donations as well as reoccurring gifts monthly, quarterly or annually with one simple click! We hope you will consider pledging a regular gift. Just $15 a month pays for a weekly circus class for one child.    

Click  HERE  to make your donation!




Let your child run away and join the circus this summer! Register HERE for our unique Circus Performance Camps at City Museum. Sign up with the St. Louis Public Library for our special classes for younger children. Stay tuned for news about a new circus camp experience we will be offering in Olivette! Look out for other places we will be teaching the art of life through circus education around town! Call us at 314-436-7676, if you want us to come to you! 




On May 2, Give STL Day, everyone can be a philanthropist. Large and small gifts can combine for big impact.  Here are a couple of options for contributing:

  • Give on May 2nd. Stay tuned for power hours and make your gift go farther!
  • Prefer to plan in advance?  You can preschedule your gift between April 9th & May 1st! 
  • Create a campaign through Circus Harmony’s Give STL page and help us raise funds by promoting our cause among your friends. These campaigns can hugely increase the power of our page! All campaigns must be set up by April 23.

For more information, visit our GiveSTL page

For more information, visit our GiveSTL page


Class registration is officially open for the TrapezeSTL 2018 Season! To celebrate our 5th season, we’re offering a special discount on flying trapeze 5-packs. Enter promo code CELEBRATE5 at checkout or mention it over the phone at 314-504-4298 for 25% off shareable 5-packs of classes. Limit 2 code uses per customer, code expires April 30th. Class credits valid for the entire 2018 season. Book your reservation and start flying May 26th. Flying trapeze gift certificates make great Mother’s Day gifts for the superwoman in your life and great graduation gifts for the student who is making the leap into their next life chapter!




Now is the time of year when students are waiting to hear back from colleges. In circus, it is no exception! We are thrilled that Nate Dee, a current member of the St. Louis Arches, Liam Halstead, long-time favorite at Circus Harmony who has been touring professionally, and Madeline Falley from our pre-professional program, have all been accepted into circus colleges! Nate will be attending the prestigious Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal and both Liam and Madeline will be heading to Philadelphia to attend Circadium, America’s first circus college!  We are so proud and excited for them and look forward to following their circus careers! We love that Circus Harmony has become the launching pad for so many great, young circus performers! Speaking of which, we congratulate our premier juggler, Kellin Quinn, who is graduating from Ecole Nationale de Cirque this year. And, if you are in DC, go see our alums, Sidney Iking Bateman and Melvin Diggs who are currently touring with the Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia! Also, you have once chance to see our alum, Keaton Hentoff-Killian, in American with Circus Contemporary Circus in Iowa on April 25!

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