ENCPR - Providing Shelter From the Storm

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Escuela Nacional de Circo de Puerto Rico – Providing Shelter From the Storm

Escuela Nacional de Circo de Puerto Rico (ENCPR) (The National Circus of Puerto Rico) is a non-profit entity that was founded in 2010 with the dream to build a circus culture that transforms communities, education and the Puerto Rican people. It was built on the belief in the magic of circus and its ability to give back to people by transporting them to worlds with no limits. 
Since it’s beginning, Escuela Nacional de Circo de Puerto Rico has toured its shows, which their website calls “full of incessant play, joy, and laughter, and promoting circus art as an educational, economic and cultural alternative.” These shows included: Saltimbanquis, The Little Prince and Alice in Wonderland. The tours have reached 45 towns in Puerto Rico (including Puerto Rican towns in the US) and have been seen by 450,000 people.  We were able to sit down with founders of the circus school, Jafet Irizarry and Glorimar Sierra, for an ...
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Sierra Rhoades Nicholls

Sierra Rhoades Nicholls is the founder of CSAW (Connecting Circus Students Around the World) and is the former Community Coordinator for CircusTalk. Originally from Missoula, Montana, Sierra was a gymnast for 10 years before pursuing a professional circus career. Sierra currently attends Circadium School for Contemporary Circus where she specializes in handstands and partner acrobatics.