From our Executive Director | Jenna Struble
“She pulled the stars into a conference
To shine light into darkness,
Casting tall shadows of possibility
From small hopes juggled in thin mountain air…”
I wrote these lines about our longest serving board member, Elizabeth Wohl, who served on the board before the Trapezium was built, led as board president for many years and found her love of circus here at NECCA. But these lines could be said of any child who discovers they have a gift on a trapeze. These lines apply to the technician who rigs the flier skillfully over the air. And of course, the circus performer who hypnotizes, inspires, unifies and transforms hearts and minds.
Since 2007, NECCA has produced hundreds of circus performers and coaches. We have taught skills to countless life long enthusiasts and world class performers have wowed audiences here and all across New England and the world. A lot of circus roads originate from NECCA. And as part of two incredible communities, Circus and our beloved Brattleboro, we are so fortunate to be nestled in a place where within a few blocks, you can see world class art, make prints, reward your curiosity and listen to music alongside acrobats that makes your heart soar.
Circus Spectacular is our largest fundraiser and every dollar raised goes directly towards programs and operations that make Brattleboro not only a circus destination, but a destination for the soul. Thank you for taking classes, for seeing shows and for donating so that we can continue our mission to provide high quality circus arts training for students and artists while facilitating greater access and programming to everyone.
– Jenna Struble