2019 Youth Circus Season Support
Our Mission My Nose Turns Red (MNTR) is the only nonprofit organization in the Greater Cincinnati area dedicated to youth circus. Every year MNTR provides year-round training and performance opportunities for over 400 youth in the art of the one-ring circus and the theatrical clown. We believe that youth circus is a magical blend of theatre, movement, physical fitness, imagination and childlike wonder. Our instructors blend the ability to play with the precision of circus arts to create programs where youth learn teamwork and trust in a non-competitive environment. From beginnersâ€™ classes to advanced performance programs, MNTR provides a safe arena for young people to take risks and challenge themselves. Through the art of the theatrical clown and the one-ring circus, My Nose Turns Red cultivates a supportive environment that inspires youth to challenge themselves, develop essential life skills and engage audiences. History My Nose Turns Red was founded in 1984 when co-founders Jean St. John and Steve Roenker began touring as theatrical clowns Juice and Shootang, bringing their art form to thousands of children through school performances, workshops and residencies. In 1997, MNTR created a circus program designed to give youth the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of circus training and performing.
MNTR provides a community of creative people with whom Tony feels free to try new styles or exchange creative thoughts. The co-founders often collaborate with specialty performers to teach skills such as trapeze and German Wheel. Tony has learned the responsibility of preparing his materials and supplies. He can adapt confidently to different venues and audiences. Most important to me is that he gives himself permission to fail, even in front of audiences, when he knows that he is pushing himself to master a new skill.
— Greg Nelson School Outfitters
Participating with MNTR has proven to promote a work ethic and supplied the children with the valued experience of success.
— Mickey Shannon
Director of Recreation and Special Events DCCH Center for Children & Families
My Nose Turns Red is a wonderful addition to our daughter’s life. She has developed physical strength, balance and poise, in addition to self-confidence, all while having fun. Never one for team sports, becoming a member of the MNTR youth circus allows her to work both individually and in groups, without the focus on “winning” and “competition.“
— Nancy C. Elder, MD, MSPH
Annual Events Annual Circus Extravaganza April 2019 Students from all My Nose Turns Red programs across the region come together to take the stage to demonstrate their circus skills in the annual Youth Circus Extravaganza at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The Youth Circus Extravaganza is the highlight of My Nose Turns Red’s circus season, bringing all students ages 7-18 together to perform on stage for audiences of over 700. The Extravaganza will feature the youth walking the tightwire, and balancing on rolling globes, rola bolas, and stilts. Expect to see some amazing diabolists (Chinese yoyos) and hoopers.
Advanced Circus Camp Show August 2019 Advanced members of My Nose Turns Red participate in a two week intensive summer camp where they learn from visiting coaches from around the country. A sort of master class for advanced students, the camp exposes them to skills,and techniques they won’t learn anywhere else. At the end of these two weeks they perform their newly learned skills on the german wheel, aerial silks, unicycles, and more for a crowd.
Circ-A-Thon December 2019 Circ-A-Thon features dozens of students from across the region working to reach the next level of achievement in their chosen circus arts. Whether it’s juggling 4 clubs instead of 3, self-mounting the unicycle, or walking across the tightwire without help, you’ll see student challenge themselves toward a self-determined goal which they will perform in front of over 150 parents and friends. The only thing more inspiring than the student effort on display is the support from other circus students as they cheer their friends on toward reading their goals.
2019 Season Support Levels Your yearly support is critical for advancing our mission of making circus available to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Support us with the amount listed below and receive the following benefits:
$75 Business card size ad in event program Logo recognition in event program
$150 1/3 page size ad in event program Up to 2 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition in event program
$250 1/2 page size ad in event program Up to 2 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition in event program
$500 1/2 page ad in event program Up to 4 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition on event materials & website
$750 Full page ad in event program Up to 6 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition on event materials & website
Full page inside or back cover ad in event program Up to 8 tickets to events for you or a family in need Logo recognition on event materials & website On stage recognition at all events
Full page ad in event program Up to 10 tickets to events for you or a family in need Tittle level listing logo recognition on all event materials & website Title Level on stage recognition at all events Your Company mentioned in 12 NPR (WVXU) Radio Spots
They laughed Mr. Steve. They laughed. I didn’t think I could make people happy. — A child
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or Contact Steve Roenker Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 859.581.7100 Payments are accepted via PayPal on http://www.mynoseturnsred.org/ under “Support Us - Donate” or via check to My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company, PO Box 14445, Cincinnati OH 45250.
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