THE OFFICIAL MILK
OF THE NATIONAL
CIRCUS SCHOOL

École nationale de cirque montréal

Supporting tomorrow’s artists

We’re proud to team up with the National Circus School, who shares our values of creativity, respect, enthusiasm for the arts and a commitment to excellence. Natrel helps support the Natural Talent Search Tour and the annual school shows in addition to offering scholarships to these students.

See graduates in action

2015 scholarship recipients

We are proud to encourage the next generation of
circus artists with Natrel scholarships for deserving
students. Here are the 2015 recipients.

Vladimir Lissouba

France, graduating student in the Diploma of Collegial Studies Program

How long have you been practicing the circus arts?

I discovered the circus six years ago while I was studying to become an engineer. I left my studies to become a professional circus artist.

Why did you choose the circus and the NCS?

At the NCS, my classmates are from all over the world and we share the same passion. I practice hand to hand, because this technique is perfect for acrobatics and balancing acts.

How does the Natrel scholarship help you pursue your studies at the school?

The Natrel scholarship allows me to focus solely on my studies – I don’t need to work part-time. All my energy goes into training!

Halle Baart

Ottawa, graduating student in the Circus and High School Program

How long have you been practicing the circus arts?

I was first introduced to the circus at a NCS summer camp two years ago. Before auditioning at the school, I did competitive dancing.

Why did you choose the circus and the NCS?

I like the fact that we are trained in all disciplines at the school, so we acquire a broad range of skills. I chose to specialize in trapeze dancing to combine my passions for dance and the circus.

How does the Natrel scholarship help you pursue your studies at the school?

I come from a working-class family, I simply could not have come here to study without the Natrel scholarship!

Thrilling feats

The class of 2016 dazzled audiences
during their end-of-year show.

The School is on tour

The National Circus School is touring 14 cities across Canada to discover the country's best talent. Come and meet its teachers, participate in workshops and learn all about the life of a circus artist. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the official entrance exam to complete their admissions process.

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The world of the National Circus School

Guided tour

Higher education

Circus and high-school studies