About Us

Welcome

Meirmanov Sports Acro is a Not-For-Profit [501 (c) (3)] Public Charity that supports and develops amateur athletes for national and international Sports Acrobatics competitions. The mission of Meirmanov Sports Acro is to educate, motivate, assist, and develop amateur athletes, inspiring participants to increase physical fitness, strength, grace and flexibility. To encourage the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of gymnastics with the spirit of friendship, cooperation and good sportsmanship in an environment that promotes self-confidence, team building and courage without discrimination of any kind. To increase public awareness of an interest in Sports acrobatics and increase opportunities for youth to train, showcase and compete in the sport. We are the first and only registered competitive Junior Olympic Sports Acrobatic team in Illinois, and in 2006 Meirmanov Sports Acro’s four man team won gold at the Nationals in Kansas City, MO.

Circus Arts

The Circus Arts programs offer both kids and adults an opportunity to experience a variety of Circus Arts, with everything from Juggling, Tumbling, Acrobatics, Clowning and Aerial Arts. The founder Nourbol Meirmanov is a graduate of the world famous Moscow State Circus School, and has been a leading Sports Acrobatics & Circus Arts trainer throughout the Chicago area. He has recruited some of the most experienced trainers to educate, motivate and inspire people of all ages to participate in Circus Arts programs.

Bio

The founder of MSA & Circus Arts, Nourbol Meirmanov, is a graduate of the world famous Moscow State Circus School, as a Master of Sport. He came to the United States to perform with the Ringling Brother and Barnum & Bailey circus, performing extensively with both the Red and Blue units. He has been a leading Sports Acrobatics & Circus Arts trainer throughout the Chicago area, working with many local circus groups including the Actor’s Gymnasium and the Midnight Circus. He has recruited some of the most experienced trainers to educate, motivate and inspire people of all ages to participate in Circus Arts programs.

Almas Meirmanov, was trained by his father Nourbol Meirmanov and has performed professionally from a young age. He won a silver medal the prestigious International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, performing for an audience that included the Royal Grimaldi family. Almas has performed in a variety of venues, most recently he was in Hephaestus at the LookingGlass Theater, in addition to several movies

 Sports Acro

Sports acrobatics joined USA Gymnastics, in 2002. Sports Acrobatics is projected to be an Olympic Sport in 2016. All competitions, teams, coaches and athletes in sports acrobatics are governed by the rules of, and are sanctioned / registered by the National Governing Body for competitive gymnastics. Sports acrobatics is a difficult discipline that combines gymnastics such as tumbling and floor gymnastic skills with balancing and acrobatic skills. Athletes in sports acrobatics are judged on aspects of balance (strength, flexibility and body control through pyramids and slow-motion acrobatic positions) and tempo (aerial moves, such as somersaults and twists that land on the floor or are caught by their base or partners) with aspects of dance, choreography and artistry. Athletes of all ages from 5 on can participate. Typically younger, smaller more flexible ones are the fearless flyers on the top, and older, taller, stronger ones are the powerful bases who lift, rocket launch and catch their flyers (high flight of partner tosses and tumbling passes). Athletes compete in the five disciplines (pairs or groups) of sports acrobatics: women’s pair, men’s pair, mixed pairs, women’s trios and men’s four. Athletes compete at many levels (1 – 10 and Elite) Competition starts at level 4 and advances to level 10. The best of the best, those at the Elite level, have a chance, based on scores and tryouts, of representing the United States as a member of the USA Gymnastics National Team. Continuing development and education in the skills and movements are required as each athlete advances levels (skill progression). Choreography, artistry, good sportsmanship, physical fitness, team building and building trust within pairs/groups are vital to teams competing in sports acrobatics.

Donate

Meirmanov Sports Acro is a Not-For-Profit [501 (c) (3)] Public Charity that supports and develops amateur athletes for national and international Sports Acrobatics competitions. The mission of Meirmanov Sports Acro is to educate, motivate, assist, and develop amateur athletes, inspiring participants to increase physical fitness, strength, grace and flexibility. To encourage the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of gymnastics with the spirit of friendship, cooperation and good sportsmanship in an environment that promotes self-confidence, team building and courage without discrimination of any kind. To increase public awareness of an interest in Sports acrobatics and increase opportunities for youth to train, showcase and compete in the sport. We are the first and only registered competitive Junior Olympic Sports Acrobatic team in Illinois, and in 2006 Meirmanov Sports Acro’s four man team won gold at the Nationals in Kansas City, MO.

  • Sponsor: Sponsor a specific competition or showcasing event.
  • Cash Grant: Donate by sending us an email at info@msacircusarts.com
  • Scholarship Fund: Donate to our Scholarship Fund.
  • Stocks: Contribute stocks for the benefit of MSA.
  • Services: Donate services such as design and printing of information or fundraising packets.
  • Materials: Donate gymnastic equipment and other items. Contact us for more information.
  • Volunteer: You are invited to participate in the variety of fund raising, promotional programs, and special events that are held throughout the year.

If you or your company is interested in supporting Meirmanov Sports Acro by giving a tax deductible donation, by showcasing the sport, or by sponsoring a competition, and event, or becoming a member, please Contact us.

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