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School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts

Seattle, WA
1-10 employees
Annual Budget : 
Populations Served: 
All Populations
About Us

SANCA’s mission is to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities by engaging them in the joyous creativity of acrobatics and circus arts.


Circus classes for youth and adults, including: Tumbling, Trampoline, Acrobatics, Hand Balancing, Aerial, Chinese Pole, Cyr Wheel, German Wheel, and Flying Trapeze.

Schools Out camps for youth

Youth Company performance Troupes

Social Circus and Every Body's Circus

Why Work For Us?: 

SANCA is recognized nationally as a leader in youth circus arts education, safety, and instructor training, and offers experiences that are physically challenging, socially enriching, and teach physical literacy to people of all ages.   Our programs broaden community engagement, reach diverse audiences, and encourage participation in the arts. SANCA’s programs for youth reach those with the least access and opportunity to participate in healthy, creative, physical activities.

The SANCA community embraces the following core values in the work we do, the circus we learn, and the relationships we build:

Inclusivity:  We create a welcoming community that fosters trust, cooperation, and a sense of belonging.  We provide access for all to experience the joy of circus arts, whether as active participants, as engaged spectators, or as patrons of circus arts.

Play:  We delight in the joy of creative play, laughter, and having fun.  Circus gives us opportunities to grow our minds, grow our bodies, and grow our hearts.

Respect:  We believe mutual respect is the bedrock of a healthy community.  We treat ourselves and others with integrity and compassion in our words and deeds.

Excellence: We hold ourselves and each other to the highest personal and safety standards.  Understanding that failure and humility are integral to success and growth, we encourage persistence in the face of challenges.

Creativity: We create opportunities that ignite our imaginations and cultivate wonder in our community.