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by Heidi Nelson TIP # 4: Learn from the best…While degrees are necessary for most career paths, circus performers can have a wide range of formal and informal training. There are many prestigious circus schools in the U.S. and abroad that train some of the most talented performers in the world. Among those from multiple generations of circus practitioners, some attend circus schools to hone their skills and others just learn their trade growing up…

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A Timeline by Alyssa Mulligan September 6, 1888: Joseph Patrick Kennedy is born in Boston to local politician Patrick Joseph Kennedy and his wife Mary Augusta Hickey July 22, 1890: Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald is born in Boston to local politician John F. Fitzgerald and Mary Josephine Hannon. 1908: Joe Kennedy graduates from Boston Latin School and enters Harvard College as a member of the class of 1912. June, 1910: Rose Fitzgerald graduates from Manhattanville Sacred…

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by Heidi Nelson TIP # 3: Keep it in the familyStaying in touchwith your family and your own goals is key. With such a busy and peripatetic lifestyle, circus families have adapted a range of ways to stay close. While some parents send their children to boarding schools to stay in one place for their schooling, others prefer to raise their children on the road with homeschooling or hired tutors. With friends coming and going…

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by Heidi Nelson TIP # 2: Hit the Road, Jack!Circuses have home bases in cities like Montreal, New York, or San Francisco, but performers only spend a fraction of their time there. Touring is a vital part of circus shows and has made it the popular and iconic form of entertainment that it is today. In larger circuses like Big Apple or Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, each season’s show is comprised of many…

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by Heidi Nelson TIP # 1: Get ready for HARD WORK! Though they wear glamorous costumes and perform magical and often death-defying acts, circus performers are some of the most down to earth and hardest working people you could meet. Whether perfecting the flying trapeze, a slapstick clown act, or a trained animal routine, circus performers expend tons of energy during rehearsals and performances. Not only acrobats, but also clowns must be in excellent shape…

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