Our Mission

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.


Learn incredible circus skills for all levels. Classes are challenging and highly engaging!


Experience three major performances every year ranging from amazing camp shows to ambitious extravaganzas!

Support Us

Because of donors, we can provide scholarships, host guest coaches, showcase our students across the country and more!

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Giving Tuesday

We created this fundraiser to support the amazing work My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus does for youth. Circus students learn how to balance objects, ride unicycles, and roll in

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Circus coaches display their skills
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Circus in the Schools

Live, In-Person Assemblies for Schools is Back After a hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus is offering in-person assemblies to schools. Circus in the

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Summer Circus Camps

Join the Adventure – My Nose Turns Red offers your child the opportunity to run away and join the circus without leaving home. Learn how to juggle, balance  on the

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Our Story

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus (MNTR) provides a non-competitive, safe environment for students of all ages to be courageous, to set personal goals, to persevere, to work together, to be inspired, and to have fun. MNTR serves over 450 students per year through after-school programs, year-round classes at the Evendale Cultural Arts Center, and summer camps. Through funding from ArtsWave, the National Endowment for the Arts, SC Ministry Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, MNTR is able to provide free after-school circus classes and summer camps to underserved youth.

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