Created in September 1999, the Zôfy Circus School provides exhaustive training in circus arts to more than 300 pupils divided into three courses of study: professional, organisation and leisure.
It also welcomes artists for professional training courses. Its mission thus consists of promoting circus arts in the Valais and of participating in their development in Switzerland.
Its 630m2 and 9m high fully equipped and easily reachable hall offers a framework particularly adapted for training.
The professional training programme offers vocational training in the five major circus arts disciplines, over three years, including training in acting and specialised theoretical training. It is tailored for young people who wish to start a career as a professional circus artist or circus instructor.
3 year training programme renewable on a yearly basis.
- Compulsory school-leaving certificate.
- Physical and artistic aptitudes and motivation required.
Artistic Director: Zygmunt Biegaj
Educational Director: Sophie Albasini
End of August – end of June.
- Standard English
- Standard French
Ecole de Cirque Zôfy
Route du Simplon 31
Founded in 1999
FEDEC member since 2003