A group called Island Circus Space are planning on opening a circus school in Victoria.
A number of seasoned, professional circus performers have banded together to form Island Circus with two goals: to produce circus shows around the West Coast and create a school teaching circus arts.
Claremont grad and Montreal trained Lisa Eckert says, “….the school will be ideal, not only for kids, but all ages. It is a bona fide occupation that has taken me to every continent around the world.”
Jake West, who has had previous experience with business start ups says it would be similar to a gymnastics club….”Right now all the gymnastic clubs are full to the brim. So we would also be like a graduated kind of levels and you would your way up to doing the big stuff. We have a good business model and we know that the demand is high and so that’s why were here, the time is now.”
The team hopes to have the school up and running within a year.
In the meantime, you can find out more at islandcircusspace.com or check out their upcoming LIVE show at the Metro Theatre on Quadra, Apr 2nd & 3rd.