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Member’s Performance Classes
Season Starts Sept 10th

Posted on August 17th, 2018 by kineticarts

Welcome Back To (Circus) School!
Enrollment is now open for our performance classes for the Fall 2018 season!
You may also register for our group classes with rolling enrollment.
Sign up now!

Our Circo Club Members Performance Classes* are open for enrollment! The Fall 2018 performance season runs September 10 – December 16, 2018. We offer beginning/mixed level & intermediate level classes. Space is limited- register early!
Performance classes are different from our ongoing group classes in that students commit to working together for an entire season to train and prepare for a culminating performance.
Call us at 510-444-4800 and ask for Jen or Alanna to enroll!

Mark Your Calendars!
Performances will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 (Show Times 2pm & 5pm).

Tech rehearsal will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 from 4-6pm.
NEW! Mondays, 5-625pm

Tissue & Aerial Hammock
Intermediate Level (8+yrs)

With Ashe Giovanni

RETURNING! Mondays, 530-725pm

Mixed Aerial Arts + Conditioning
Beginning & Intermediate Level (11+yrs)

With Emily Phillips

Tuesdays, 4-525pm

Trapeze, Rope & Tissue
Beginning Level (8+yrs)

With Marieke Dailey

Wednesdays, 530-655pm

Beginning Level (8+yrs)

With Emily Phillips

Thursdays, 6-725pm

Acrobatics/Partner Acrobatics
Intermediate/Advanced Level (8+yrs)

With Colin Epstein

Saturdays, 9-1025am

Trapeze, Rope & Tissue
Beginning Level (8+yrs)

With Marieke Dailey

Become a Member!
Big Savings for the Whole Family

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by kineticarts

Call us at 510-444-4800 OR See the Front Desk
to Capture this AWESOME DEAL!

We are now selling our special
Member’s Only
20-Class Packs for Fall 2014

Ask us how you can save up to 58% off drop in class rates!

New Circo Club Membership DetailsCirco Club Membership Fine Print

We are hiring! Come join the circus!
Apply now!

Posted on August 14th, 2018 by kineticarts

Greetings Circus Fans!

Kinetic Arts Center is hiring with positions open in a number of our departments.

See our jobs listing page for details and deadlines!


Audition for our Youth Performance Troupes!
Materials Due: June 8th
Auditions: Sun, June 24th

Posted on May 25th, 2018 by kineticarts

Click the link below to see this year’s Audition Packet/Information for audition information and general program details.

Now Updated for the 2018-2019 Season Auditions!

Circus Spire & CK4 Performance Information and Audition Packet (Printer Friendly PDF)

Auditions are June 24th!

We are Seeking Serious Circus Students for Positions Open in

Circus Spire Youth Troupe & Circus Kids 4 Performance (CK4) Youth Troupe: 2018-2019 Season

Audition Date: Sun, June 24, 2018
Time: 9:30am Check-in/Warm-up; 10am Start (Approx 3 hours)

Audition Materials Due: June 8, 2018

In Both Programs We are Looking for
Students with Skills in the Following Areas:


Dance/Aerial Arts

Clowning/Drama/Theatre Arts

For questions or more information:
Please Contact Carrie Kretzer, Company Manager

For more information about our Youth Performance Troupe Programming – CLICK HERE

2017 Circus Austerius at Kinetic Arts CenterPhotography by Shoot That Klown – Circus Austerius, 2018

Summer Camps are Filling Fast
Enrollment Now

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 by kineticarts

Enrollment is Now Open for Camps at Kinetic Arts Center!

Choose from week-long Summer Camps OR individual-day Day Camps (these take place on holiday breaks or teacher in-service days)

Click HERE for our complete list of days, rates and camp descriptions.

Thanksgiving Camp

Coming Soon! May 12 – 20
Illuminated Circus
Staring CK4 Performance Youth Troupe

Posted on January 19th, 2018 by kineticarts

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Illuminated Circus
May 12 – May 20, 2018
Saturdays 7pm & Sundays 2pm
Featuring the Circus Kids 4 Performance Youth Troupe (Ages 8-13yrs); Directed by Colin Epstein & Kate Hutchinson.

Circus Kids 4 Performance, now in its sixth year, is one of Kinetic Arts Center’s signature Youth Circus Training programs. The troupe features 15 performers between the ages of 8-13yrs old. Illuminated Circus will feature acts developed over several months of rehearsal and will showcase skills in partner acrobatics, rope, tissue, lyra and physical theatre.

A posse of clowns, a troupe of aerialists, and a gaggle of acrobats all want the same thing – a light bulb.  Enjoy their antics and see what happens once the dust settles on this circus scene.

Doors open 30min prior to show.
Show runs approx 1hr15min, with 15 min intermission.
Tickets now available at

Only FOUR performances available and they will sell out! Presale and Tiered Pricing Options Available. We ask our guests to pay at the rate they can afford. All payments go to support our training programs. Children under 2yrs are free!

All Audiences Welcome! Family engaging. Wheelchair accessible. Service dogs only please. Limited free off-street parking available in the Kinetic Arts Center parking lot. Additional free street parking also available.

Kinetic Arts Center – 785 – 7th Street, Oakland, CA – 510-444-4800

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SAVE THE DATE – March 3 – 25
The Circus Spire Annual Show is Coming!
CIRCUS AUSTERIUS – The Magnificent Return

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by kineticarts

CA Postcard_Front_WEBCIRCUS AUSTERIUS – The Magnificent Return is an outrageously hilarious circus experience featuring aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, hand-balancers, and clowns! Featuring playfully misshapen characters, CIRCUS AUSTERIUS – The Magnificent Return uncovers the beauty hidden just beneath the surface of this unusual group of exiled misfits. It’s a fabulous show for the whole family!

Kinetic Arts Center’s troupe of pre-professional performers, CIRCUS SPIRE, is reaching new heights of achievement in the art of circus and physical theatre (while encouraging the antics of clowns) with their 2018 production of CIRCUS AUSTERIUS – The Magnificent Return.

March 3 – 25, 2018
Saturdays @ 4pm & 8pm
Sundays @ 1pm & 5pm
Doors open 30min prior to show.
Show runs approx 1hr45min, with 15 min intermission.
Ticket Link:

Floor and Chair Seating Offered.
Presale and Tiered Pricing Options Now Available. We ask our guests to pay at the rate they can afford. All payments go to support our training programs. Children under 2yrs are free!

All Audiences Welcome! Family engaging. Wheelchair accessible. Service dogs only please. Limited free off-street parking available in the Kinetic Arts Center parking lot. Additional free street parking also available.

Kinetic Arts Center – 785 – 7th Street, Oakland, CA – 510-444-4800

By the creators of SALVAGE & INVERSION
Discounted Pre-sale Tickets Now on Sale

Posted on October 17th, 2017 by kineticarts

Nov 4 – Dec 17, 2017 –

CIRCUS VERITAS featuring the Sacred Order of the Burning Pants

Brought to you by the creators of SALVAGE (2015) and INVERSION (2016), CIRCUS VERITAS is a unique, live professional circus/theatre production about what it means to tell a lie in the crazy world of the circus. Directed and Conceived by Jaron A Hollander with an All Star Cast!

Saturdays at 4pm & 8pm, Sundays at 3pm & 7pm.
Special Thanksgiving Holiday Matinee, Friday Nov, 24, 4pm
Recommended for audiences 8+.
Click HERE for tickets and details.


Artist-In-Residence Program
Deadline Extended Until Aug 31, 2017

Posted on April 29th, 2017 by kineticarts

Deadline Extended Until Aug 31, 2017

Kinetic Arts Center
Artist-In-Residence Program

Kinetic Arts Center’s Artist-In-Residence program (AIR) offers performance artists a supportive environment to further the creative development of specific performance projects.  Located in the vibrant city of Oakland, CA, artists will have access to dedicated daytime rehearsal time and space, supportive production expertise, and interaction with industry colleagues to give life to their projects.

2018 Season – Request for Applications

Kinetic Arts Center is now accepting applications for our 2018 AIR season.  The 2018 season runs from November/December 2017 through April 2018 with one to two performance opportunities available:

  • January 11 – 21, 2018, and/or
  • April 12 – 22, 2018.

Generally, rehearsals (including tech week) run for four weeks with an additional two-weekend performance schedule, but artists are encouraged to specify how much rehearsal time they need for their project.

Download the Print Friendly PDF – Information and Audition Packet:
Kinetic Arts Center, Artist in Residency – 2018 Season

For more information:

Photo Courtesy of Collective À Sens Unique. Hélène Leveau & Aviva Rose-Williams in the 2017 AIR Production of HEDGEHOG’S DILEMMA.

PAID Professional Performance
at Kinetic Arts Center, Fall 2017
Materials Due: June 16th, 2017

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by kineticarts

From the creators of SALVAGE & INVERSION, Opening November 2017

Adult Professional Circus and Performing Artists

Now Accepting Audition Applications for
Kinetic Arts Productions’ upcoming Professional Show
Opening in November 2017
14 Week Contract Mid Sept- Mid December 2017

Deadline for Application Submission:  June 16, 2017, 5pm

Auditions Dates: July 1 & July 2
Audition Location: Kinetic Arts Center
Seeking: Circus and Performing Artists with Multidisciplinary Skills.
Character Skills and Theatrical Training a Plus.

We are looking for the following skills (but not limited to):
Aerial, Acro/Gymnastic/Rhythmic, Hand Balancing, Juggling/Object Manipulation and Balance, Rola Bola, Contortion, Pole, Clown/Physical Comedy, Martial Arts, Dancers (Ballet, Break Dancing), Tight Rope/Slack Line, Musical Skills, Parkour, or anything that catches our imagination.

Applicants Must be Eligible to Perform in the US.
Local Performers are Encouraged to Apply.

To be considered for an audition, please submit the application form, photos, video and performance resume. Audition Applications must be turned into Carrie Kretzer, Company Manager, either by mail or email: Please feel free to contact Carrie with any questions via email or call us at (510)444.4800.

Download the Audition Application:
Audition Application Form_Pro Show 2017

Audition Space Specs:
-Rigging: We have a 24foot ceiling for aerial acts – you can hang your own apparatus on our fly away rigging system or use our rope, tissue, single point trapeze, or lyra. We also have static trapeze rigged at various heights. If you need any rigging outside of this contact to see if we can make it work.
- Floor: Foam circus floor. Not sprung like gymnastic floor.
- Parking: Free off-street parking
- Location: 1 mile from West Oakland Bart and near 880fwy

SHARE THIS! Please feel free to pass on this invitation to those that may be interested. We wish you the best of luck!

Jennifer Wong
Director of Operations
Kinetic Arts Center
785 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 444-4800