We can make dreams come true with our CircArtive School: a vocation degree program either next to school or straight after finishing.
After one year you will graduate as Circus Trainer or after three years as Circus Artist. This leaves you with a professional degree as well as being well-equipped with all the knowledge and skills to return to your local circus or to attend a performance school.
Our circus work goes far beyond teaching you performance disciplines such as juggling, acrobatics, equilibristics and aerial acrobatics. By introducing the performing arts such as dance, theatre and rhythm, we want to urge you to develop your own creative pieces. CircArtive offers young people the space to create, implement and live out their ideas, dreams and skills using circus work.
To offer you maximum variety and provide the best learning opportunity, we decide to work according to a compensational system. Next to our permanent teachers we invite weekly changing guest teachers from various renowned European Circus School. So each of your teachers is a real specialist in their respective field. This means you can develop your abilities from always changing perspectives and angles to your personal optimum.
As a circus and theatre pedagogue, I head the vocational school for artistry as well as the recreational and educational centre for inclusive movement arts CircArtive Haus - Hof - Pimparello. My passion is choreography and clowning. I would love to share my experience in performing with you.
Stefan Bauer was born in 1991, he grew up in “Ländle” and started Circus at Circus Pimparello in the age of 11. After his school graduation and the Circus Trainer education, he went to Sorin Sirkus in Tampere (Finland), where he was teaching and training. In 2010 he was accepted for the Bachelor study “Circus Arts” at Codarts in Rotterdam. In Codarts he specialized in Diabolo, juggling and floor acrobatics. Then after 4 years, with a bachelor degree in his pocket, he started to work at CircArtive School as Artistic Director.
Tobias Baesch started his career in circus, when he stepped on the Rola-Bola for the first time.
Since this early age Tobias is practicing and perfecting various balance disciplines and managed
complete a circus teacher education while still attending secondary school. After graduating
secondary school he got accepted to the renown Academy for Circus and Performance Art in
Tilburg. During his four years of bachelor studies he specialized in the disciplines of handstands
Since his graduation at ACaPA Tobias is working as a freelance circus performer and as the Technical Director and teacher for Balance and Acrobatics at the CircArtive School.
Mario Kunzi`s career started in teenager age, when he joined Circus Pimparello. From that moment on he was charmed by the activities of CircArtive for kids and youth. He became a part of the showgroup and became a circus trainer. With his partner at that time he decided to become a professional at the “staatlichen Artistenschule” in Berlin, where he specialised in hand to hand and became governmental approved artist. After a 3 month long Alumnitour “Gramophobia” he broke up with his partner. Mario found his new competition in Rotterdam at Codarts Circus Arts where he will obtain his Bachelor expected in 2019.
Born in 1993 and raised in the metropolitan region of Stuttgart. This is as well where Joschka
visited the ‚Freie Waldorfschule Ludwigsburg‘ and came in touch with Circus for the first time. As
part of a school program Joschka released how well Circus was fit to help hi develop his personal
This is how Joschka first visited CircArtive - as a participants of one of its summer camps. From this moment on he spent ever free day at CircArtive, as a voluntary teamer on the one hand and as a member of the ‚Showgruppe‘ on the other hand. Some of the plenty performances with ‚Showgruppe‘ took him even as far as U.S.A., India and Kenya.
In 2012 he took the decision to to professionalize his hobby and to train his specializations Acrobatics and Juggling even more intense. Therefore he participated together with his base at the audition of the ‚Staatlichen Artistenschule Berlin‘ to which he got accepted. After graduating his three year education as ‚staatlichen geprüften Artist’ and as well his secondary school in 2015 he went on an extensive Germany tour. Since his graduation he works as well as a teacher for CircArtive school.
From the age of nine Camiel Corneille was longing to go to the extend of the human possibilities. Thinking he found it when he graduated at the University of the Arts (Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, graduated with honours 2011, Fine Art and Education), he came in contact with the Circus (Codarts Circus Arts Rotterdam, graduated 2015). A world opened and by means of the Aerial Straps in combination of his Visual and Digital background, Corneille gained a layered interdisciplinary work attitude intertwined with his own physical language. Next to working with various companies of different disciplines, he is now part of the first Rotterdam-based circus collective Penguins co. and the young dynamic circus trio, Company Satchok. Camiel’s working methods and insight in the human physical and cognitive development form the foundation for his educational support, teaching and coaching.
We offer high quality circus training every afternoon. Every week, artists from different European Circus Schools will each teach their specialty.
The offered lessons follow a curriculum and schedule which are approved by the State Council of Stuttgart. The programm is aimed at awarding the vocational degree of Circus teacher after one year and the vocational degree of Circus Artist after three years.
That means that at the end of the program you will have found knowledge and skills in the areas of juggling, acrobatics, equilibristics and aerial acrobatics. Your circus abilities will be rounded off by choreography work and circus act development, as well as performance movement arts such as dance and theatre.
The school fee comes at 400 Euro monthly. This includes any additional insurances and circus props. If you decide to live in our CircArtive Boarding Home, we would additionally charge 300 Euro for accommodation in a twin-bedroom and 300 Euro for full board. Of course this already includes a competed pedagogical supervision, leisure activities and internet access.
We offer the widest variety of facilities to suit every discipline within circus and movement art. Alongside our 20 circus tents in the summer months, our 385m² CircActive building is also available all year round. The main building also has another 400m² of space. We provide our students with all the usual circus equipment and props, meaning that they lack nothing in terms of training.
For more informations: www.circartive.de
If your interested in our program we would like to invite you to our audition from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2022. During our audition
we will find out if you have what it takes to study at CircArtive School.
You will be tested in various fields so we can get a complete picture of your abilities, strength and
weaknesses. First of all we test Physical Preparation to see if you have necessary basics in
strength, flexility and coordination to study Circus effectively and safely. Building on that we will
evaluated your skills and talent in Acrobatics and Juggling. But of course circus is more than just
the technique, this is why we also test your skills in theatre and have you present you your own
circus act. So you get to also present what you're best at.
If your form abroad and traveling to Germany for a weekend is not feasible for you we would like to ask you to contact us in order to get more information about our video audition procedure.
To inscribe for our audition weekend please fill in the audition formula and send to:
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