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CSAW - Connecting Circus Students Around the World was founded by Sierra Rhoades Nicholls in 2018 to increase accessibility of information and funding for students of international circus schools. Through increase of knowledge, resources, community, and financial aid CSAW strives to assist future circus artists in finding the pathways best for them.

 
 

FINANCIAL AID 

CSAW can now provide another year of $1,000 Microgrants and a $5,000 Tuition Grant to US Circus Artists of Color

MEET THE CSAW TEAM

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SIERRA RHOADES NICHOLLS

FOUNDER 

Sierra founded CSAW (Connecting Circus Students Around the World) in 2018. Originally a gymnast from Missoula, Montana in the United States, Sierra went on to apply for 28 schools and audition for 11. In her application and audition process, answers and information were difficult to find. Sierra founded CSAW in hopes of helping the future generations of circus artist.

Sierra's Artist Website


Sierra finally ended up at Ciradium School of Contemporary school in Philadelphia, PA, US where she graduated from in 2021 specializing in handbalancing, foot juggling and partner acrobatics.