Pets on the road

So you’ve been signed for your dream job with your favorite circus. You’re packed and ready to go, but there’s just one little problem. What about the dog? The cat? The goldfish? For short stints on the road you may find it acceptable to leave them with a friend, relative, or...

Circus Down Under Aug24

Circus Down Under

Before you start reading this you should know that I am not from a circus family. I, in no way, claim to be an expert on circus but I have often been asked how circuses compare between Australia and the United States. Firstly, there is no such thing as a “mud show” in Australia and...

One Lucky Elephant Aug22

One Lucky Elephant

Where does an elephant go after a life in the circus? Sixteen years have passed since circus producer and co-founder of Circus Flora, David Balding, adopted an orphaned baby African elephant named Flora. He lovingly raised her as part of his family and made her the star of his show. As...

AYCO Festival 2011 Aug15

AYCO Festival 2011

The PAL Sailor Circus in Sarasota, FL, will be hosting the 6th American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) Festival from August 17th through the 21st, 2011. They are expecting between 200-300 youth performers from all over the country.  The festival will offer a wide selection of workshops to...

London riots Aug12

London riots

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard about the recent riots in the United Kingdom. London (in particular) has been thrashed by looters, vandalism, arsonists and rioters. More than 16,000 police officers were on the scene enacting tough measures to help...

Will Canada let Nik Wallenda cross Niagra Falls? Aug05

Will Canada let Nik ...

World famous high wire artist, Nik Wallenda, is on a mission to set yet another world record by crossing the border between the U.S. and Canada on a high wire through the Niagara Falls. The only problem is… Canada won’t play ball! Nik has set 6 world records and now he’s set...

On the Road Again Aug01

On the Road Again

I somehow doubt that in the few short months I have been working for Circus Girl Magazine I have gained the notoriety that merits a personal article. However, I promised my editor that I would put something out, though it is hard to find a story at 70mph. I’m travelling North on I-90...