Ongoing Virtual Workshop

Going Pro – Being Prepared:
What’s in your Rigging Bag?

About this Going Pro Workshop

There is that time in every performer’s career when they finally get the gig and then realize they don’t know what they need to rig at the event, or how to communicate their needs to their client. In this workshop, we’ll look at what you need to have on your technical sheet and in your rigging bag so that you can show up and be prepared. You’ll leave the workshop with a better understanding of what you need to set up your act, how to pack it and move it all safely, and how to communicate your staging and rigging needs to your client.

This workshop includes:

  • 90-minute live workshop including Q&A with the instructor
  • On-demand video link of the workshop
  • Downloadable resources
  • A discount when bundled with other Going Pro workshops

Can’t make it to the live workshop? Purchase the workshop and we’ll send you a recording and all documents to view anytime.


$40 for one workshop
$35 each if you purchase all 5 workshops

Elsie Smith

Ongoing Virtual Workshop

This workshop is designed for aerialists, but is also useful for anyone who travels with lots of equipment/props or rigging such as wire walkers and pole artists.


Elsie Smith is a founder of NECCA and Nimble Arts. Together with her twin sister, Serenity, she is an award-winning aerialist who has performed for Cirque du Soleil, the International Festival de Circo (Spain), and the China Wuqiau International Circus Festival. Elsie has taught and choreographed for over 30 years, including founding the longest-running professional circus training program in the United States. She is a founding member of the American Circus Educators Association’s Safety Committee and the American Circus Alliance. In 2021 and 2022, she served as a grant review panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and has been a judge for VivaFest and other competitions. She has a passion for introducing new circus artists to the world of professional performing.

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