The Greatest Show on Earth is in Rochester through Sunday.
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus is performing at the Blue Cross Arena. The show travels with some 300 performers and crew members.
Every year it is a different theme and this year, the family-friendly show explores the Spirit of the Dragon. Performances are choreographed to showcase courage, strength, wisdom and heart.
YNN got a sneak peek at some of the performers Thursday morning, including DJ the Clown, who has been at this since he was six years old.
"I love it because this is what I am passionate for," he said. "I love to make people smile and make people laugh. My job as a clown is to make a connection with you."
Performances continue through Sunday. Tickets prices range from $25 up to $80 for the special celebrity circus experience. The Animal Pre-Show starts 90 minutes before show time and is free for all ticket holders.