ENACR was born around Bernard Turin, from the will of a handful of enthusiasts with the support of the Municipality of the City of Rosny-Sous-Bois, is today chaired by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, director of CENTQUATRE (artistic establishment of the City of Paris).

BATC Selection

Access to training is by competitive examination.


  • Be aged between 17 and 23 years old
  • Be physically fit for intensive circus practice
  • Attest to a circus practice for 2 years (500h/year)

The competition :

The entrance examination has two selection stages:

  • the applications,
  • the selection step.

The precise terms and conditions of the competition can be downloaded below.

Any application implies full acceptance of these rules.

The terms of the competition can be adapted to the possible handicaps of the candidates. Please contact Cécile Cholet and Claire Aimo-Alessi, disability advisors.

Competition schedule:

  • Online publication of the application form: January 30, 2022
  • Submission of applications: before April 15, 2022 (questionnaire to be completed and videos to be uploaded)
  • Announcement of selected applications: June 1, 2022
  • Selection internship at ENACR: from July 11 to 16, 2022
  • Announcement of admissions: the last day of the selection course

To apply

Applications for 2022 will open on January 30, 2022.