photo of Abby lively, German Wheel coach


In the Fall of 2010, Abby Lively fell head-over-feet in love with German Wheel on the day they were introduced. Shortly after that she enrolled in the Intensive program at NECCA and graduated in 2013 with a concentration in, you guessed it, wheel. Her second circus love was discovered in the fall of 2016 when she finally accepted an invitation to try flying trapeze. Her other loves include rowing, reading, drawing/painting, knitting/crocheting, and waffling. She’s even been known to waffle broccoli.

“NECCA is an unbelievably fantastic resource that has given my daughter strength, confidence, agility, artistry, and a close family of like-minded souls. Not sure where she would have found her place if not for NECCA.”

“This [NECCA] is a good business plan. This creates jobs, economic development, opportunity, but most importantly, it changes kids’ lives.”

“The kids had a total blast. . .we really appreciate NECCA reaching out to us so that we can all work together to serve our kids better. They were so centered, and grounded, and ready to get back to academics when they came back to school – and that’s exactly what we had hoped for them!”

“I have not felt this beautiful since my surgery. Just as cancer teaches you that you can live through stresses you never imagined, this program teaches you that your body can fly and do things you never imagined.”

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