6 Tips for Applying to Circus Schools

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6 Tips for Applying to Circus Schools

Applying for circus schools is confusing. Translating documents, finding application deadlines, calculating all the hours that you have ever spent dancing in your entire life… It can get really overwhelming really fast and if you’re like me, trying to find time to apply for international schools while working and training can feel impossible. 
From the ages of 18 – 20 years old, I applied for 24 circus schools across the globe. Yup. 24. I learned quite a lot in that process. I ended up auditioning live for 6 of those schools and by video for 5 more. I was accepted into NCCA, NICA, Circomedia, Zofy and Circadium. I ended up choosing Circadium, where I am currently in my second year.  Here are the top six things I would recommend to help make your application process easier: 1. Choose Five Schools to Apply For Take the time to do some real research and digging to find five circus schools ...
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Sierra Rhoades Nicholls

Sierra Rhoades Nicholls is the founder of CSAW (Connecting Circus Students Around the World) and is the former Community Coordinator for CircusTalk. Originally from Missoula, Montana, Sierra was a gymnast for 10 years before pursuing a professional circus career. Sierra currently attends Circadium School for Contemporary Circus where she specializes in handstands and partner acrobatics.