The Actors Gymnasium

The Actors Gymnasium

Junior Ensemble


The Actors Gymnasium


6th - 8th grade


Fri, Sep 10, 2021 - Dec 17, 2021

3 classes remaining

5:00pm - 6:00pm CDT


927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201


Sylvia H., Madie D.


15 students

Class Experience

The Actors Gym Junior Ensemble is an invitation class for students who would like to continue developing proficiency in a range of circus-theatre skills. These students have taken several classes at Actors Gym and have performed in Youth Circus productions.

Pre-requisites: Instructor's approval required. Students must have taken several Circus Arts classes including introduction/beginner classes to intermediate levels. To participate in the Junior Ensemble class, a student needs to: Juggle 3 balls and flash 3 clubs, freemount unicycle, and perform one split and a walkover. Students also need to have basic dance or circus knowledge to create their own choreography.

*This class meets in the gym

Other Things To Know

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Covid-19 Precautions

We've been keeping students safe on the ground and in the air for 25 years. This year is no different. Please visit our website to learn more about the health and safety measures we're taking!

The Actors Gymnasium Location

Noyes Cultural Arts Center

927 Noyes St, Evanston, IL 60201

Meet your Instructors

Sylvia H.

Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi is Artistic Director of The Actors Gymnasium. She also serves as a faculty member at NU’s Department of Theatre and as an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company. Sylvia is a 2nd generation circus performer who grew up touring with various circuses, including Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey. In 2019, she and her family, The Hernandez Troupe, were inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame for their monumental contributions to the world of circus.

Madie D.

Madie Doppelt is a theater and circus artist based in Chicago. She’s a recent graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, as well as an alum of Actors Gym’s beloved Teen Ensemble.