photo of Jess Goulas, NECCA coach


Jess Goulas is a Brattleboro native who fell in love with circus during her first year of high school when she discovered the WRCC circus program. Before finding circus, her after school activities consisted of various dance classes, and competitive gymnastics. After WRCC, Jess moved on to be a part of NECCA’s Advanced Youth Troupe, and then NECCA’s Foundation Program. She currently teaches youth circus classes and hosts birthday parties at NECCA and SHOW Circus. Outside of circus, Jess also enjoys music festivals, goofy dancing, and all things involving nature.

“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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