Circus didn’t change my life. It saved my life,” says Melvin Diggs, a St. Louis native who is currently touring the world with Cirque du Soleil. Melvin and three other young urban St. Louisans are all alumni of St. Louis’ only social circus school, Circus Harmony. In addition to Melvin, three other Circus Harmony students are touring with the renowned Cirque du Soleil!!

“It’s just amazing. I’m so proud of, thrilled and excited for them,’ said Jessica Hentoff, the Artistic/Executive director of Circus Harmony. “Circus Harmony is a very small school but we have had a rather significant impact on the social circus and now the professional circus world!”