For more than 40 years, the National Circus School (NCS) has been training and developing the new talents of the next generation of circus artists from Quebec and around the world. Renowned worldwide, the NCS is also dedicated to research and innovation in the field of circus arts, in addition to ensuring the conservation and enhancement of heritage, history and living memory of this age-old art.
The School welcomes more than 150 students each year from across the country and around the world. With its huge studios adapted to all circus disciplines and its high-performance equipment, it offers a training and practice context that is absolutely unique in the world.
The NCS teaching staff includes more than 80 qualified trainers, consultants and artists from the world of circus arts, performance, dance and acrobatic sports. In addition, the small size of the groups makes it possible to personalize the training and to respect the learning pace of each person.
The placement rate for NCS graduates exceeds 95% on average. These artists perform on the national and international scene within various networks for the production and distribution of circus works.
Independent of circus companies, but remaining sensitive to their evolution and to the professional reality of circus artists, the School participates in the development and influence of local circus arts. Today, she is proud to have contributed to the birth of renowned companies, including Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Éloize and the collective 7 Fingers.