• Coach Eve Tours with Circus Monti this Summer! - Cirrus Circus coach, Eve Diamond, will be joining the Swiss traveling circus group, Circus Monti, as they tour Switzerland for their Summer tour. Get to know Eve and her tips for sticking to what you love, even if what you love doesn’t always come easily.   To do this work you really sacrifice a lot.…

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  • Former Canadian National Power Tumbling Champ lands back at SANCA for weekend workshops. - Owner of West Coast Flying Trapeze in BC Canada and former SANCA coach, Chris Johnston will be back in  Seattle this weekend! While at SANCA, he taught flying trapeze, tumbling, trampoline to students and staff alike. Chris started gymnastics at the age of four and at thirteen he began to focus on trampoline and tumbling.…

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  • Leslie in India - Coach Leslie is not just one of SANCA’s amazing coaches, she also teaches bellydancing classes and performs in Sirens of Serpentine (bellydance) and Pyrosutra (dancing with fire). Leslie is currently on a dance sabbatical, participating in a two-month intensive dance training program in Odissi classical dance, Vinyasa and Kabelia (Gypsy) in Pushkar. Shakti School of…

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  • Coach Leslie - I met Leslie Rosen, my aerial fundamentals trainer, in the summer of 2013. From the moment I met Leslie, I found her to be kind, accepting, and patient with me and all of her other students. No matter what kind of experience, body, or skill level her students bring to class, Leslie is uniquely adept…

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  • Lauren Herley - My name is Lauren Herley, and I am a corde lisse (vertical rope) artist, contortionist, handbalancer, acrobat . . . in short, a circus artist. SANCA welcomed me into their doors when I was 18, when I decided to pursue the art of circus. Their kind, humble, and knowledgeable staff helped me and guided me…

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  • Duo Madrona - We are Ben Wendel and Rachel Nehmer, trapeze artists known professionally as Duo Madrona. We have performed our trapeze number locally at a variety of venues including the Moisture Festival, nationally with Circus Flora and Teatro Zinzanni, and internationally at Le Cirque de Demain. We have been proud members of the SANCA community since 2004.…

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  • Mick Holsbeke - My name is Mick Holsbeke, and among other things I’m a clown. When I tell people that I perform as a clown for a living, there is usually a small mix of reactions that I receive: surprise, confusion, or disbelief; or sometimes distress or even disapproval. And of course the rare “wowed face” where they…

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  • Kari Hunter - Kari Jay Hunter has been part of the SANCA coaching team since the school opened its doors in 2004, but her life in the movement arts began much earlier.  Kari studied dance and gymnastics  from  age three through college, and shortly after  moving to Seattle in 2001 began performing  with Circus Contraption. Through Contraption  she was…

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  • Thomas Evans - My name is Thomas Evans, I am from Bothell, Washington. At the age of 16 I found SANCA through the Internet and decided I would give circus a try. At the time SANCA was in a much smaller space than what it is now. I have watched SANCA grow so much since then, and I…

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  • Terry Crane - Hey all, I’m Terry Crane, and I am a circus artist. I specialize in vertical rope, and I practice a variety of other disciplines that I perform and teach for a living. I’ve performed in Canada, France, Scandinavia and Asia, appeared on National TV in a few countries, and done gigs for the king of…

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