The Circus School of Atlanta -
--Run away and join the Circus... School!--
"The Imperial OPA Circus" has been and continues to be a part of the circus and variety landscape of today. Our mission, since inception, is doing good through circus in specific, and entertainment in general.
Now, we're onto our newest phase - establishing a permanent home in the wonderful and historic Grant Park, right in Atlanta!
Entertainment and community is our passion and we want to share that with as many people as possible. We believe circus is a community experience that breaks down walls and builds character. It teaches skills and builds talents that stay with you for a lifetime.
Our mission is to offer everyone the chance to learn these incredible art-forms by way of the air, ground, in-between, and eventually take to the stage!
We truly believe in building future leaders of circus.
Our Mission at the Circus School of Atlanta is to train and teach passionate people, offer an affordable performance space for the circus and variety arts, and establish ourselves as a beacon for the resurgence of circus in Atlanta!
Our Vision at the Circus School of Atlanta is to form a welcoming and non-judgmental home for students and guests alike.
A home for those wishing to feel safe in learning and growing, to exude confidence and build character.
We would like to establish Atlanta as a circus and variety destination and inspire all those around us!
Meet some of our Amazing Circus Team
Tim Mack: Founder and Artistic Director
Tim has managed and ran The Imperial OPA Circus since 2005.
His sincere passion and livelihood are circus arts. From being a Ringmaster at the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival 2017, to traveling with Ringling Brothers and Cirque du Soleil, circus is what inspires him most in life.
Montana DeBor: Lead Aerial Director
Montana comes from Washington DC, where she founded the multimedia circus arts collaborative, Street Light Circus. She hs taught at the Trapeze School New York, DC. She’s performed at the White House, Smithsonian Folk Life Festival, Kennedy Center and as principal aerialist with Sweet Spot Aerial Productions. She brings with her a long resume of instructor knowledge and leadership. Her specialties include Spanish Web and aerial fabric along with a wide array of music, visual arts, and show design skills.
Ian "Trick" Harvey: Show Manager
Ian joins us from New York, New York. Coney Island is where he established himself as a sideshow performer and talker. His illustrious background includes stage lighting, sound design, clowning, sideshow and the circus arts.
He will be spearheading rental of the space, along with programming for stage craft, whip cracking, character work, and other physical performance classes.
The Circus School of Atlanta: Details
The Circus School of Atlanta is in the heart of Grant Park and easily accessible by public transit. It features 2,000 square feet, 20’ rigging points, stained glass windows, great energy, and endless potential.
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