Diverse, multi-abled Omnium Circus to debut under big top in Tysons

The world's most inclusive and accessible circus opens live November 18.

Omnium Circus, the innovative, bold circus dedicated to inclusivity and diversity, debuts its live show under the big top tent opening at Tysons III, in Tysons, Virginia, from November 18, 2021, through January 9, 2022. With this unique production, Omnium’s world-renowned, unprecedentedly diverse and multi-abled cast and crew are poised to bring joy and inspiration to audiences of all ages and abilities.

The not-for-profit Omnium Circus, presented in partnership with Lerner Enterprises, initially launched during the pandemic as a critically acclaimed virtual spectacle. Now Omnium Circus is part of the long-awaited return of live entertainment.

Tickets are on sale now for the live show as well as for the virtual show, which The New York Times proclaimed “genuinely extraordinary.”

Aerialist Jen Bricker Bauer soars in the debut of Omnium Circus in Tysons, Virginia ,beginning November 18.

Led by the powerful presence of Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson, Omnium Circus brings together an awe-inspiring, unforgettable cast of circus superstars who invite audiences into a world where all things are possible. In the intimate setting of a climate-controlled big top tent, no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring. Audiences will be wowed by incredible performers who have each overcome their own challenges in life to make their dreams come true.

Omnium Circus stars the latest generation of the legendary España family featuring Noe España and Marcos Ponce exhibiting strength and balance with the breathtaking Wheel of Destiny, along with Vivien España wowing from above with her one-of-a-kind head-balancing trapeze and aerial hoop, or lyra, performance. The next generation joins with Noemi Lee España, who will dazzle with her hula hoops as her brother, Elan España, astounds with his “how’d he do that?” Diabolos act. Navy veteran Jason Span will display his impressive award-winning strength and grace atop the high pole while aerialist Jen Bricker Bauer, who was born without legs, soars above the ring defying gravity with her musician/husband Dominik Bauer accompanying her in an awe-inspiring presentation.  World champion acrobatic gymnast Shenea Stiletto’s strength and dexterity are certain to inspire Olympic hopefuls. Mr. & Mrs. G’s exacting crossbow skills will have audiences holding their breath while America’s Got Talent semifinalists The Chicago Boyz bring their incredible jump rope acrobatics to the Omnium big top. Rob & Miss Jane’s comedy variety act and the incredible comedy of the Muttville Comix will have the crowd laughing out loud. Brandon Kazen-Maddox, Omnium’s poet and a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), communicates through American Sign Language (ASL), teaming with Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson to guide audiences through the show.

Navy veteran Jason Span displays his award-winning strength and grace atop the high pole in Omnium Circus debuting in Tysons, Virginia, beginning November 18.

Omnium employs a cast of extraordinary multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-abled talent to create a brand-new reimagined “Circus for All.” Founder and Executive Director Lisa B. Lewis, Artistic Director Noe España, and their team of the industry’s best creative minds and artists have conceived a truly transformative live experience that is accessible for all, at all times. Aligned with the company’s mission, Omnium is the first live circus to feature comprehensive accommodations including an innovative relaxed seating area allowing people to enjoy the circus however they choose. Lisa Lewis proclaims, “Go ahead and laugh, squeal with delight and move however you like. You are welcome here! Easy access to the ‘chill zone’ and specially trained staff will make sure whole families can share the circus experience together.” Thoughtfully extensive accessibility accommodations include ASL; Audio Description; ADA seating for service animals and mobility challenges; Assisted Listening Devices; designated Calming Areas; Braille programs, Social Story, and STEAM Study Guides at every performance.

Omnium is also leading the way in inclusivity with its employees and vendors as it partners with organizations such as the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, Best Buddies, the National Federation for the Blind, and many others.

Omnium’s Lisa B. Lewis said, “Omnium is leading the world into a new era of fabulous family entertainment- thrillingly joyful, seamlessly inclusive, and completely accessible. The nation’s capital will host the world premiere of a positive, unifying force for change in our global community. Celebrate the season with us, make new memories, and bring families back together through exciting live entertainment.”

Omnium Circus debuts at Lerner’s Tysons III, 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons, VA, from November 18, 2021, through January 9, 2022. Tickets are $35, $65, and $95. VIP packages and group sales are also available.

For showtimes and other information, visit omniumcircus.org/tickets. Follow Omnium Circus on social media to meet the performers and watch exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of this brand-new show. To bring the virtual production to your school or group, visit omniumcircus.org/groups.


Fully compliant with all CDC guidelines
1,645 seat capacity in a climate-controlled tent
VIP Seating
ADA seating for service Animals
ADA seating for mobility challenges
Audio Description
Braille and large print descriptive programs
Integrated ASL Interpreters
Assisted Listening devices
Social Story
Relaxed seating area for every performance
Calming area in lobby
Customized medical accommodations
STEAM-based Study guide
Tactile experiences
No seat further than 50 feet from the ring
Group rates available
Live Audio Describer during performance

About Omnium Circus

Omnium Circus: A Bold New Circus is a unique, visionary not-for-profit, breaking new ground as the world’s first fully inclusive circus company. Composed of a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-abled world-class artistic and management team, our mission is to unite diverse communities through shared joy, laughter, and inspiration. Founded during the 2020 pandemic, Omnium Circus launched with the critically acclaimed virtual production “A Celebration of Diversity” and now makes its live world premiere under the big top tent in November 2021 at Tysons, Virginia. All performances feature unprecedented access accommodations allowing for seamless enjoyment by all, including ASL, Audio Description, Social Story, and, with the live show, relaxed seating, “Chill Zone,” braille programs, and more.  

About Lerner Enterprises

Founded by Theodore N. Lerner in 1952, Lerner Enterprises is a respected leader in Washington, DC-area real estate development, investment, and management. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Lerner is one of the largest and most diversified private real estate developers in the region, with expertise in all phases of commercial real estate — including planning, development, construction, leasing, asset management, and property management. Lerner has developed and managed more than 20 million square feet of commercial, retail, hospitality, and residential real estate, including an award-winning office portfolio composed of a wide range of landmark developments throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The office portfolio features such iconic properties as Washington Square, 20 M Street, Two White Flint North, The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center, and The Corporate Office Centre at Tysons II, among many others.

The company is also a pioneer in sustainable development, with a noteworthy LEED® Certified portfolio that includes Washington Square (LEED® Gold), 20 M Street (LEED® Gold — the first LEED® Certified office building in Washington), 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard (Lerner’s corporate headquarters and the first LEED® Platinum office building in the Mid-Atlantic Region), 1775 Tysons Boulevard (the first LEED® Platinum building in the Tysons market), and 1725 Tysons Boulevard (designed to achieve LEED® Platinum).

Lerner remains focused on opportunistic real estate investments — primarily existing residential, office, and retail properties as well as buying management companies in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and adding to its robust private equity and direct investment portfolio. Lerner is the proud owner of the Washington Nationals, the 2019 World Series Champions. For more information, visit Lerner.com.


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