Sailor Circus Presents The Greatest “Little” Show on Earth

This spring, the Sailor Circus Academy is proving that big things really do come in small packages. The 67th annual Sailor Circus Spring Performance of the Greatest “Little” Show on Earth will feature more than 100 students as they showcase the unique skills they learned in the academy’s intensive after-school program. The performers range from ages 8-18, with an even wider range of talents, including acrobatics, high wire, unicycle riding, and more. MORE


Sailor Circus Opens In Sarasota

It’s billed as “The Greatest Little Show on Earth.” But it’s not all that little. In fact, the Sailor Circus Spring Performance, which opens Thursday in Sarasota features more than 100 circus artists. They’re circus students, but they perform the same kind of acts the professionals do, including trapeze and high-wire acts. The Sailor Circus has been around for 67 years… MORE


Sailor Circus Presents Holiday Show 2015

By Marty Clear – Bradenton Herald

The Sailor Circus Annual Holiday Celebration is scheduled to start Saturday at the Sailor Circus Arena in Sarasota. It features 115 circus students, as young as 8 and as old as 18, performing traditional circus acts with a modern flair.

To note the Christmas season, the circus will include bits and pieces from such seasonal favorites as “The Nutcracker” and “Frozen.”

It’s the first of four shows in the Circus Arts Conservatory’s season. The others are Circus Sarasota’s “Red, White & BELLO!” (Feb. 12-28, Big Top, behind University Town Center), “Cirque des Voix,” which features more than 100 voices from the Key Chorale (March 19-20, Big Top, behind University Town Center), and the 67th annual “Sailor Circus Spring Show” (March 31-April 9, Sailor Circus Arena)… MORE


Cambodian Circus School Visits Sailor Circus

By Nick Reichert – YourObserver
Phare, Cambodia’s premier circus school and performance troupe, stopped by the Sailor Circus Academy a few days before the Ringling International Arts Festival. And for over 20 years, Phare has been teaching wayward children the tools, tricks and craft of circus performance. One of Phare’s troupes is in Sarasota for this year’s Ringling International Arts Festival… MORE


RIAF Promotes Exchange With Sailor Circus

By Philip Lederer – SRQ Magazine
The Ringling International Arts Festival each year grants area audiences the opportunity to explore performances from around the globe, embrace new modes of expression and perhaps even gain a greater appreciation for the underlying sameness of the human experience. One group of visiting performers this year has taken that commitment to the next step, venturing out into the artistic community for some pre-festival exchange… MORE

Sailor Circus Academy 2015 Spring Performance

Sarasota, Fla. – The Sailor Circus kicks off its 66th season of incredible, family-friendly entertainment with its 2015 Spring Performance. This is the Country’s premier youth circus and each show includes more than 100 area students, in more than 25 incredible acts. The 2015 Greatest “Little” Show on Earth Performance runs on select dates from Friday, March 27th to Saturday, April 4th, 2015 and is the only place in Florida where you can find a youth circus production of this magnitude.

Sailor Circus Spring 2015Due to the overwhelming support of Sarasota locals and visitors, the legendary Sailor Circus is a major attraction on Florida’s Gulf Coast and has grown from a small high school gymnastics class, back in 1949, into a four-ring circus production of epic proportions. Today Sailor Circus is made up of students from throughout Sarasota and the surrounding counties, in grades 4 through 12, who are dedicated to carrying on the heritage of a city founded on the circus arts. This year’s Sailor Circus cast has 10 graduating seniors – some of whom aspire to become professional circus artists and others who will attend Ivy League colleges – the rest of the cast are high school, middle and elementary school students. These extremely committed youth performers train under the stewardship of world- renowned circus professionals, for 20 to 30 hours each week, 8 months out of the year, in order to prepare for the performance and carry on the legacy of what has been nationally-recognized as The Greatest “Little” Show on Earth.

Audiences will be awe-inspired as these young circus artists jump, bend, balance, flip, and fly with all the non-stop entertainment you’d expect to find in a professional circus production. The one-of-a-kind performance includes unicycle, juggling, tightrope, aerial silks, acrobatics, the flying trapeze and much, much more. With everything from circus gifts, buttery popcorn, fresh-spun cotton candy and an incredible display of magnificent circus arts, this spring performance is high-quality entertainment that will win the hearts of both young and old. As an added bonus, a live all volunteer circus band will add to the artistry by accompanying a selection of Sailor Circus acts with traditional circus favorites. Other acts will be accompanied by Top 40 hits giving everyone a chance to clap along to music they enjoy.

The Sailor Circus Academy 2015 Spring Performance runs for 6 magic-filled days at the Sailor Circus Arena, located at 2075 Bahia Vista Street, Sarasota. Shows are at 7 P.M. on Friday, March 27th, 2 and 7 P.M. on Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th; at 7 P.M. on Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd; and at 2 and 7 P.M. on Saturday, April 4th. The cost is $18 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling The Circus Arts Conservatory Box Office at 941-355-9805, or online at