This organization was founded in 2019 by Ludmila Shevchenko – People’s artist of Ukraine. During her career she and her husband Volodymyr Shevchenko performed all over the world, with shows even featuring tigers, lions, horses. Their work has been extremely influential and Several circus books have been published about their work. Volodymyr was a very talented artist and became the director of the National circus in Kyiv in 2007 until his death in -2012. His wife Ludmila has taken over and in 2019 she established the foundation to support talented circus artists and to develop the circus arts in general.

Kyiv Municipal Academy of Performing and Circus Arts

It was founded in 1961. It is a unique higher education institution offering bachelor and
masters degrees. The Academy prepares specialists of international level in different areas –
vocal, dancing, acting, producing and of course – circus arts (juggling, clown, gymnastic,
acrobatic, equilibristic, pantomime, illusion and manipulation). For the past 60 years,
graduates of the Academy have become leaders in the global circus community, working in
top of circuses, theaters, international pop shows.


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