photo of Victoria Quine, aerial sling coach


Lauren Breunig fell in love with circus while working as a counselor at Circus Smirkus camp during college. After graduating she began taking classes at NECCA, first as a recreational student, then as part of the Performance Training Program.

She is the pioneer of an original apparatus, the Sliding Trapeze, which she developed during her time in NECCA’s Advanced ProTrack year, and was featured as an Innovative Aerialist at the 2013 Aerial Acrobatics Arts Festival of Denver, CO. In addition to Sliding Trapeze, she specializes in aerial sling, fabric, trapeze, and partner acrobatics. She is a versatile and engaging instructor who teaches circus arts to students of all ages at camps and schools around the country.

A veteran of the stage as a singer, Lauren has toured and recorded in the US and around the world with a variety of folk music groups, including her band, Windborne.

“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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