CIRCUS HARMONY
4120 PARKER RD, FLORISSANT, MO 63033 www.circusharmony.org

Total Revenue
$471,805
Total Expenses
$474,637
Net Assets
$56,213

Organizations Filed Purposes: CIRCUS HARMONY USES THE TEACHING AND PERFORMING OF CIRCUS ARTS TO BUILD CHARACTER AND COMMUNITY.

CIRCUS HARMONY TEACHES THE ART OF LIFE THROUGH CIRCUS EDUCATION. WE WORK TO BUILD CHARACTER AND EXPAND COMMUNITY FOR YOUTH OF ALL AGES, CULTURES, ABILITIES AND BACKGROUNDS. THROUGH THE TEACHING AND PERFORMING OF CIRCUS ARTS, WE HELP PEOPLE DEFY GRAVITY, SOAR WITH CONFIDENCE AND LEAP OVER SOCIAL BARRIERS.

SHOWCASE AND TEACHER TRAININGTHE CIRCUS HARMONY SHOWCASE AND TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IS A UNIQUE ARTS EDUCATION AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. THIS ONGOING PROJECT INCLUDES THE FINDING, TRAINING, AND DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH CIRCUS PERFORMERS FROM DIFFERENT SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS. CHILDREN WORK WITH PROFESSIONAL CIRCUS EDUCATORS, CHOREOGRAPHERS AND MUSICIANS TO CREATE ACTS FOR PUBLIC PERFORMANCES AND TO ALSO LEARN HOW TO TEACH THE SKILLS THEY PRACTICE. CIRCUS ARTS PERFORMED AND TAUGHT INCLUDE AERIAL, ACROBATIC, JUGGLING, COMEDY AND BALANCING ACTS. IN THE COURSE OF A YEAR, STUDENTS PRESENT OVER 300 SHOWS. IN THEIR PERFORMANCES, OUR YOUNG ARTISTS DISPLAY HOW THEY HAVE OVERCOME FEAR, PREJUDICE AND GRAVITY WHILE PRESENTING ENTERTAINING, QUALITY CIRCUS SHOWS. AS THEY TEACH, THEY EXPERIENCE THE POWER OF PASSING IT ON.

PEACE THROUGH PYRAMIDS PROGRAM BUILDS CHARACTERS IN INDIVIDUALS AND BRIDGES BETWEEN COMMUNITIES BY BUILDING HUMAN PYRAMIDS WITH CHILDREN. THROUGH OUR PEACE THROUGH PYRAMIDS PROGRAM WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH JEIWSH/ARAB GALILEE CIRCUS IN ISRAEL, THE NATIONALE CIRCUS SCHOOL OF PUERO RICO, TOUS EN PISTE A TOURETTE-LEVENS IN FRANCE AND NUMEROUS NEIGHBORHOODS IN ST. LOUIS.

DEFY GRAVITY 101 BRINGS CIRCUS CLASSES TO LOCAL SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS THROUGHOUT THE ST LOUIS ARE. THROUGH TEACHING CIRCUS ARTS, WE EMPOWER INDIVIDUAL CHILDREN TO CHALLENGE THEMSELVES THROUGH APPROPRATE RISK TAKING; INCREASE FITNESS THROUGH IMPROVEMENTS IN FINE MOTOR AND VISUAL TRACKING SKILLS; AND CULTIVATE LIFE SKILLS LIKE PATIENCE, PERSISTENCE, FOCUS AND SELF-CONFIDENCE WHILE LEARNING TO PRESENT THEMSELVES IN PUBLIC. SUTDESNT WILL FOSTER SUCCESSFUL BEHAVIOR INCLUDING SELF-COTROL, SELF-ESTEEM, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, POSITIVE THINKING, COOPERATION AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS. THEY WILL MASTER FEAR AND EXPAND THEIR LIFE SKILLS. WHILE THESE STUDENTS ARE LEARNING WAYS TO DEFY GRAVITY, THEY WILL ALSO EXHIBIT BEHAVIOR AND ABILITIES THAT WILL HELP THEM DEFY LOW EXPECTATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THEM. IN 2007 CIRCUS HARMONY BEGAN PEACE THROUGH PYRAMIDS AS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CIRCUS HARMONY'S DIVERSE YOUTH CIRCUS TROUPE, THE ST LOUIS ARCHES AND THE GALILEE CIRCUS, A JEWISH/ARAB YOUTH CIRCUS FROM ISRAEL. THESE ORDINARY YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE DONE EXTRAORDINARY WORK SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT IS POSSIBLE WHEN YOU FOCUS ON WHAT YOU CAN DO TOGETHER INSTEAD OF WHAT SETS YOU APART. AT EACH MEETING, THEY HAVE PRODUCED INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCES WHILE FORGING FRIENDSHIPS THAT HAVE STAYED STRONG ACROSS OCEANS AND YEARS. CIRCUS HARMONY BELIEVES THE PATH TO PEACE IS ONE OF COOPERATION AND COMMUNICATION. TEACHING CHILDREN FROM DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS HOW TO STAND ON EACH OTHER'S SHOULDERS MAY SEEM LIKE A STRANG WAY TO TAKE THIS PATH, BUT IT WORKS FOR US.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Jessica HentoffNON VOTING DIRECTOR40$66,519
Mike VredenburghTREASURER0$0
Tiffarnish LewisDIRECTOR0$0
Walter WaltonDIRECTOR0$0
Steven RosenbloomDIRECTOR0$0
Diane Rankin MdDIRECTOR0$0
Rhona LyonsDIRECTOR0$0
Marilyn BricksonDIRECTOR0$0
Patti ChambersVICE-PRESIDENT0$0
Patty ViveritoSECRETARY0$0
Kate PossPRESIDENT0$0
William DodsonDIRECTOR0$0

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