World's first 'nerd circus' originates in Chicago

World’s first ‘nerd circus’ originates in Chicago

By Alissa Anderegg

Chicago’s Acrobatica Infiniti Circus is the world’s first self-proclaimed “nerd circus.” Each month they perform a new show at Uptown Underground in Uptown.

Photo at top: Ashley Sylvester, a performer with Acrobatica Infiniti Circus, shows off her hula hoop skills as part of the show. (Alissa Anderegg/MEDILL)