photo of Catherine Jett, NECCA Coach, performing on Trapeze


Catherine Jett found circus as a bored 20-something and has never looked back. She delights in how circus combines athleticism, creativity, and collaboration in one single pursuit! Catherine’s first circus love is the static trapeze, and she also enjoys practicing straps, duo trapeze and mooooost other disciplines she’s tried. Catherine trained at Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance in Boulder, Colorado, then joined the staff at Aloft in Chicago, where she taught for over three years before moving to MA. She has also trained with several Chicago- and Montreal-based coaches. Catherine loves seeing her students get more confident, skilled and strong in her classes!

“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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