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Noah leads 1001 Arabian Nights, Circus Juventas

Swinging, dancing and cartwheeling across the floor, Noah shines in his starring debut.

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Noah playing Aladdin in 1001 Arabian Nights presented by Circus Juventas summer 2015 (photo: Gino Terrell Photography).

Circus Juventas performer Noah stars in 1001 Arabian Nights as Aladdin (August 2015). Playing the lead for a Circus Juventas production for the first time he was even given the freedom to incorporate some of his own dance moves. The bold decision paid off as it kept the crowd entertained. Sent off with a standing ovation during roll call, his performance was more than just a job well done. It was astounding.

“The best break-dancer I know,” fellow performer Danny said of Noah.

Coming out of high school Noah was a dance instructor. He decided to join the circus to learn acrobatic dancing. Prolonging his stay, he was given the opportunity to join the cast in the 2014 summer show. A year later he found himself as the lead. So what kept him coming back well after he learned acrobatic dancing?

“Whenever I do something or learn a new skill I usually get bored and I like quit,” Noah said, “but with Circus it’s such a good atmosphere and its things that nobody else does.

“It’s your own individual passion…so I really love coming here every day, training and getting stronger.”

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Aladdin (Noah) across from Jasmine in 1001 Arabian Nights presented by Circus Juventas (photo: Gino Terrell).

All the training paid dividends with a lights out performance as Aladdin. While enjoying working with the cast and starring in the reoccurring show for a month he anticipated a great training season ahead.

While he has found a great atmosphere to learn and grow under he recommends other performers to join Circus Juventas.

“I really encourage anyone else who wants to come here and train,” he said. “This show has really been a blast.”

By Gino Terrell


Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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