Photo of Finn Ann Cotton, childrens coach and dance trapeze artist


Finn-ann Cotton has wanted to run away and join the circus since she was 7 years old. She did just that in 2017 when she was accepted into ProTrack, the professional training program at the New England Center for Circus Arts where she majors in Dance Trapeze. She began attending classes at NECCA and Circus Smirkus camp as a child and entered NECCA’s Advanced Youth Performance Troupe at age 11. She has worked professionally with Nimble Arts, Troy Wunderele’s Big Top Adventure, and Marquise Productions for the NYC Ballet’s Gala event at the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center. She currently coaches session classes, camps, and private lessons at NECCA. Finn attended the Monadnock Waldorf High School from 2-10th grade, leaving prior to her junior year to join ProTrack. She also has recently graduated from the health coach professional training program with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. A lover of all things fun and adventurous, she can often be found hiking a mountain to catch the sunrise, rock climbing, or playing ultimate frisbee.

“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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