Meet the Circus Graduate from NECCA –Marysia Kochac

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Meet the Circus Graduate from NECCA –Marysia Kochac

It’s an uncertain time for all of us in the circus community, not the least of all the graduating students of 2020. Many are still unsure of when their graduation shows will be and what their future holds. We have decided to continue as planned with our 2020 “Meet the Graduate” series in order to be able to feature these artists and the hard work they have put into their final year at their circus school. 

Next up, meet NECCA graduate Marysia Kochac who started juggling at eight years old, thanks to a chance encounter with a Klutz book and a 10-hour airport layover. The only one in her family with an inclination towards circus, her journey took her from juggling to fire performance as a teen, to acrobatics and aerial training in college, and finally to full-time training and performing as an adult. Marysia cut her teeth performing in her early twenties, which took her to Brazil and Australia, and ultimately to Vermont to complete the ProTrack program at NECCA. She will graduate in Spring 2020 with a major in “ground” (hand b...

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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.