Arts, Culture, and Humanities

My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company

aka My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus   |   Cincinnati, OH   |  www.mynoseturnsred.org

Mission

Through the art of the theatrical clown and the one-ring circus, My Nose Turns Red cultivates a supportive environment that inspires youth to challenge themselves, develop essential life skills and engage audiences.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Jean St. John

Main address

P.O. Box 14445 www.mynoseturnsred.org

Cincinnati, OH 45250 USA

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EIN

31-1203908

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Single Organization Support (A11)

Single Organization Support (O11)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Our programs

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Circus Classes

My Nose Turns Red offers your child the opportunity to run away and join the circus without leaving home. Learn how to juggle, balance on the rolling globe and learn the basics of creating a clown character. Classes are highly engaging; challenging youth to walk on the wire, balance on the rola bola and build human pyramids. Students play a wide variety of circus games that build teamwork and cooperation, trust and friendship. Boost your children’s self-confidence and creativity in a safe and non-competitive environment. My Nose Turns Red classes are led by highly experienced, professional circus coaches and experienced assistant coaches. Gym wheel coaches are certified by Internationaler Rhönradturn-Verband.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents (13-19 years)
Children and youth (0-19 years)

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus has been nationally recognized as a member of the Social Circus Network in a joint project between the American Youth Circus Organization and Cirque du Soleil. The Social Circus Network is designed to bring up-to-date research and resources to the 17-member network to increase youth circus participation and improve program design. Social Circus is defined as an “innovative social intervention approach based on circus arts. The primary goal is not to learn the circus arts, but rather to assist with participants’ personal and social development by nurturing their self-esteem and trust in others, as well as by helping them to acquire social skills, become active citizens, express their creativity and realize their potential.” A recent study of the sector research concludes that social circus: promotes physical and mental health and wellness; fosters human connection and belonging; encourages civic engagement and cultural and socio-economic integrations, and builds resilience. My Nose Turns Red’s strategic plan calls for 30% of enrollment to be at-risk and attend for free. This includes scholarships, a 24-week session at Woodford Paideia Academy, ongoing programming at Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home (12 years), and the TALL Institute, an organization for adults with intellectual and developmental challenges. MNTR also reaches underserved children by offering full and partial scholarships to our after-school programs, circus classes including the Advanced Circus Ensemble program and summer camps.

Population(s) Served
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Children and youth (0-19 years)

For the past 13 years, MNTR has been teaching at the Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home. The children have socialization issues and have been placed there for a variety of reasons. Circus arts offer them an outlet to succeed and be recognized by their peers. Through our partnerships with Cirque du Soleil, we have been able to share tickets to circus tickets with youth from the Children’s Home.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Adolescents (13-19 years)

My Nose Turns Red conducts weekly after-school circus classes in the Greater Cincinnati Area. After-school classes are led by director Steve Roenker and circus teen apprentices for 6-12 weeks. Contact My Nose Turns Red to discuss having an after-school circus program at your school. Currently after-school circus classes are held at: Fairview-Clifton German Language School Hyde Park Elementary School Woodford Paideia Academy Roberts Paideia Academy

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Adolescents (13-19 years)

My Nose Turns Red Youth Circus offers a variety of workshops in physical comedy for theatre companies, youth circus performers, schools, and educators. Workshops can be arranged following a My Nose Turns Red performance or as a standalone training in circus skills, clown character development, physical comedy or juggling.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Adolescents (13-19 years)

My Nose Turns Red is offering in-school performances and workshops throughout the 2018 – 2019 school season. All About Balance is a fast-paced 45-minute performance of balancing objects, wire-walking, juggling, and unicycling. The show includes plenty of audience participation to keep your students fascinated and ready to participate. Appropriate for K-12. Follow up the performance with a circus workshop(s). For more information please contact Steve Roenker – 859-581-7100 or email info@mynoseturnsred.com.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Adolescents (13-19 years)

Performances are excellent for libraries, festivals, neighborhood gatherings and community engagement events for all ages. Youth Circus Performance – Members of My Nose Turns Red’s Advanced Circus Ensemble perform amazing feats and physical skills such as gym wheel, unicycle, acrobatics, hoop dancing and clowning. Shootang and Friends – Theatrical Clown Shootang performs classic comic routines, balance, and mime. Shootang and members of My Nose Turns Red’s Advanced Circus Ensemble, perform amazing feats such as gym wheel, unicycle, acrobatics, hoop dancing and more. Both performances can be followed up with a workshop where participants can balance on the rolling globe, hoop, learn to juggle and rock in the gym wheel.

Population(s) Served
K-12 (5-19 years)
Adolescents (13-19 years)

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

American Youth Circus Organization 2019

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: paper surveys.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.

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My Nose Turns Red Theatre Company

Board of directors
as of 12/28/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Grace Royalty

Attorney

Term: 2018 - 2019

Luke Schelly

Cincinnati Waldorf School

Kathy Gentile

School Outfitters

Erin Roll

Champlin Architecture

John Morris

Starrag USA

Minet Williamson

Lawyers Title

Nicolette van der Klaauw

Procter & Gamble

Board leadership practices

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  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/08/2019

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/22/2019

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Keywords

Youth Circus