photo of Madison Burke, aerial silks coach


Madison Burke grew up as a dancer. She fell in love with aerial the first time she was put on a trapeze during an open house at her studio. She took aerial for 2 years before being moved into the advanced adult class at 11 years old. At age 16 she went to NECCA for the first time for an aerial teacher training. She fell in love with the atmosphere at NECCA and the new challenge it brought to her training. At 17 she did a year long teaching apprenticeship at her home studio in NH where she taught 10 classes a week. That summer she taught almost all the aerial classes at her studio from kids as young as 4 all the way to adults. Currently she is in NECCA’s professional training program, year one. She majors in silks and is very excited for all the new opportunities training and teaching here at NECCA.

“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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