Balancing Act- A modern day circus family surviving and thriving in the 21st century

Circus clown diptych. Photos by Chelsea Sektnan

Circus diptych. Photos by Chelsea Sektnan

The Weiss family is one of the last modern-day circus families. They travel almost year-round in a 44-foot RV, traveling 3,000 miles and often performing two shows a day. Parents Jon and Laura were high school sweethearts. After Jon graduated from Clown College the couple married in the center ring dressed in their performing clothes; Jon as a Clown and Laura as a showgirl. After giving birth to their first son they decided that they would leave the circus soon. After three children, they are still living the circus life, raising their children close by their sides. Check out the Easy Reader article┬áto see what day-to-day circus life is like…

Circus clown diptych. Photos by Chelsea Sektnan

Circus clown diptych. Photos by Chelsea Sektnan

 

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