Archive for June 27, 2012

Ringling Clown Auditions 2012

2012 Clown College® Auditions Announced

This is a once-in-a–lifetime opportunity to audition to become part of The World Famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley.

Wednesday, July 25th
10am – 1pm
Reliant Stadium
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054

Tuesday, July 31st
10am – 1pm
Honda Center
2695 E. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92806


Auditionees must be 18 or older and come prepared to show a 3-5 minute routine. This routine should display exaggerated facial expressions and body language, showcase any unique physical skills (juggling, unicycle riding, gymnastics, etc.) and demonstrate an understanding of their comedy, a sense of personality and a true desire to become a member of the world famous, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Clown Alley.

Auditionees should not wear any clown makeup and should not wear any costumes. Loose, comfortable clothing should be worn. It is preferred, but not required, that you bring a headshot and a resume to your audition.

Clown Programs for Kids and Teens

I really wish I had discovered clowning when I was a teen and was able to go to one of these clown programs. Here are just a few of the programs available for kids.

Sacred Heart Network Clown Academy Program
at Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart,
Princeton, New Jersey

Circus Smirkus

Amazing Grace Circus
Nyack, NY

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus
Cincinnati, OH

Circus Juventas
Circus Juventas is a performing arts youth circus school located in St. Paul, Minnesota and serving the Twin Cities metro area.

Circus Camp

Sailor Circus
Sarasota, Florida