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FLIC Scuola di Circo

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FEDEC member since 2004

FLIC Scuola di Circo, founded in 2002, was the first school of professional training of contemporary circus in Italy.

The school’s didactic approach offers physical/technical training through physical preparation, acrobatics and dance combined with artistic research using circus equipment and circus actor, together aiming to create a new contemporary circus language. FLIC focuses on building a personal identity of the contemporary circus artist, with a special emphasis on the student as an individual, seeking to perceive and develop everyone’s potential and ambitions as an individual and in group work. 

FLIC is located in central Turin in an historic 3,000m2 building. In 2015, a new multi-functional 700 m2 space was opened on the outskirts, dedicated to the professional school, open training for students and professionals and to host artists in residence, with the added capability to be transformed into a fully equipped black-box theatre.

FLIC Scuola di Circo is a project of the Royal Gymnastics Society of Turin, the oldest sporting association in Italy. It is supported by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities as a centre of professional development, and by the Piedmont Region with the patronage of the Municipality of Turin.

For more information, download the file at the bottom of the page.

Training offered

The training course is based on a consolidated study programme developed in daily lessons with compulsory attendance from Monday to Friday with monthly students shows called “Circo in Pillole” where the students work collectively to create a show with teachers and guest directors.

Professional training programme

  • Mise à niveau (preparatory year)
  • Two-year professional training course
  • Technical Year
  • Artistic Year
  • Continuous training
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Entry requirements vary depending on which training programme is chosen.

You must audition in order to access any of the four training programmes.

The vocational training application form with details of requirements for the audition is available on their website.

Disciplines taught

  • Floor acrobatics  
  • Trampoline
  • Acro dance
  • Acrobatic Capoeira
  • Hand to hand
  • Aerial acrobatics (Hoop/Rope/Tissu/Trapeze/straps)
  • Chinese pole
  • Equilibristics  (Slackrope/Tight wire)
  • Equilibristics (Ladder/Walking Globe/Rola Bola)
  • Equilibristics  (Handstand)
  • German wheel/Cyr wheel
  • Juggling/Object manipulation
  • Swinging trapeze/Cloud swing 
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Learn more about this member

Founded in 2002


  • General Director and Pedagogical Director: Matteo Lo Prete
  • Artistic Director: Stevie Boyd
  • Artistic Consultant: Roberto Magro

Academic year

End of September – mid-June

Training language

Standard-elementary Italian


FLIC Scuola di Circo 
Reale Società Ginnastica di Torino
Via Magenta, 11
10128 Turin


+ 39 011 530 217

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