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The Big Apple Circus started in New York City in 1977. Gregory Fedin and his wife Nina Krasavina opened a school for circus performers in the 1970s in NYC. In 1977, they located to an open grounds area where they could perform. It was a small green tent that featured Paul Lubin a Trapezist,... More

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The Big Apple Circus started in New York City in 1977. Gregory Fedin and his wife Nina Krasavina opened a school for circus performers in the 1970s in NYC. In 1977, they located to an open grounds area where they could perform. It was a small green tent that featured Paul Lubin a Trapezist, Ehtel Jennier in a og Act, a tight wire number, jugglers and clowns, the Back Street Flyers, and a double trapeze act in Battery Park.

During the 1980s, the media started showing interest in the circus. It was featured in films and then started going on tour in the New England area. On their tenth anniversary in 1987, they had big celebrations, including in Monte Carlo. The 1990s brought even more success for the Circus with a growth in popularity as well as a sponsorship from TJ Maxx. The TV documentary, Circus, premiered on PBS in 2004 and went behind the scenes to show the cast and crew. In 2008, the Circus toured with Britney Spears for her Circus Tour as her opening act.

2012 marks the 34th Season of The Big Apple Circus. Currently, they are showing their Dream Big! Show, featuring a juggler, a mechanical doll, horses, dogs, a capybara and porcupine, acrobats, trapeze flyers, and the popular character, Grandma. The circus currently tours for semi-long engagements in different cities.

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