The Circus Nomad

is creating tutorials & vlogs about: Art, Travel, & Life as a Clown

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$9

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About The Circus Nomad

My name is Nikolas Strubbe, and I've been a freelance circus artist and teacher for the past 15 years. Journey with me as I travel the globe, sharing comedy, tricks, & lessons, and trying to make (non)sense of this bizarre world.

Many of you already follow my day to day life on Instagram.com/circusnikolas. But with my brand new YouTube channel, "The Circus Nomad," you'll be able to see what it's like to actually run away and join the circus! (Between you and me, it's exactly like you imagine, and nothing like you imagine. That might sound like a contradiction, but in the circus, the impossible becomes possible every day.)

I'll be regularly posting vlog-style updates from home & the road, as well as tutorial videos for all kinds of circus skills, so you can gain new wild talents of your own. As the page grows, I also hope to feature a range of artists, schools, and companies, so you can see many corners of the circus world.
This channel is for everyone from the armchair circus fan, to the seasoned traveler, to the gung-ho aspiring artist. I've dedicated the past 15 years of my life towards cultivating a life less ordinary, and I'm excited to continuing sharing that with even more audiences, students, and viewers here. Thanks for your support, and welcome to the center ring!
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Rube
$1
per month

"Rube" is another word for a local circus-goer. They fill the stands, and are the audience we seek to wow. But, to keep the magic alive, the Rubes are never let in on alllll the secrets of the circus.
As a thank you, Rubes get their name included in the credits of a video on "The Circus Nomad."

Roustabout
$5
per month

"Roustabouts" lift and lower the tents, set the lights, and generally build the miniature city that is a circus. Maybe a little gruff, sometimes even shady, but experts at what they do. The show couldn't have a home without their efforts. (And, some even have secret circus talents they'll share if you buy them a drink!)
As a thank you, Roustabouts get their name included in the credits of a video on "The Circus Nomad," AND get access to a special exclusive how-to video, sharing the secrets of a circus trick.

First of May
Limited (9 of 10 remaining)
$10
per month

"First of May" is an old term for a new clown, who's just joined a show. They're wide eyed, have some tricks in their vocabulary, but are likely still learning the ropes (or pies, or banana peels, as the case may be). They can see the show with fresh eyes, highlighting the best of it, and finding new solutions and gags, where others might miss the opportunity.
As a thank you, First of May's will get their name included in the credits of a  video on "The Circus Nomad," AND get access to a special exclusive how-to video, sharing the secrets of a circus trick AND have the opportunity to choose the subject for an upcoming video.

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