Robbinsdale native to perform in Circus Juventas summer show

Robbinsdale resident Annika Koukkari-Mason, a 15-year-old sophomore at Armstrong High School, will perform July 27-Aug. 13 under the Big Top at Circus Juventas in St. Paul during the summer show, “Nordrsaga.” Since her circus debut in 2009 at age 7, she’s been unstoppable in her passion for the circus, and will showcase her dance skills during the performance.

Koukkari-Mason said she fell in love with circus performing after her mom brought her to a Circus Juventas show. She said that it took two years of dabbling in other sports, from soccer and swimming to ballet and gymnastics, to convince her mother that her burning desire to join the circus was worth the fairly long weekly drive from Robbinsdale to St. Paul.

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