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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Open House

Come and learn more about the benefits of youth circus for your child. Try out our balance equipment – rolling globe, rola bola, and wire spotted by our teen coaches.

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On December 10, from noon to 2:30 pm, My Nose Turns Red’s annual fundraising event will be held at Fairview-Clifton German Language School. Circus students, ages 6-18, pick a skill,

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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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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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