Circus Atlantic, a division of the Circus Conservatory of America, rehearsed Tuesday at Reiche School for shows this weekend at the Old Port Festival in downtown Portland.

The conservatory, the nation’s first accredited circus school, plans to open in the planned $110 million Thompson’s Point development that broke ground earlier this year.

The troupe will be performing the shows this Friday at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Monument Square, and Saturday at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. in Lincoln Park.