The Echo Theater Company has provided pre-professional training and performance opportunities in aerial arts, acrobatics, and ensemble physical theater to youth for over 20 years. We currently support two youth performance ensembles and one training company:
The Ricochet Training Company is our newest invitation-only training company (Ages 8 – 17). This program will focus on building skills, technique, and strength in acrobatics, aerial dance, and physical theater.
The Tik Toks are our pre-professional youth performance ensemble (ages 8 – 14). Tik Toks explore more advanced aerial and acrobatic skills, as well as the art of collaborative physical theater creation and performance. Tik Toks learn to integrate the group’s various skills into a full-scale physical theater production, including costumes, props, script, music, and more. Tik Toks perform at local functions whenever possible and present their own original work in the Echo Theater in May.
The Zig Zags are our pre-professional teen performance ensemble (ages 11 – 18). This program is a year-long glimpse into the world of professional ensemble physical theater performance, from physical training to choreography, stage-craft, script-writing, costuming, sound design, and more. Zig Zags perform at local functions throughout the year and present their own original work in the Echo Theater in April. Zig Zag alumni have gone on to careers in circus arts, dance, theater, micro-biology, international law, and much more!