Brand New Program  -  Brand New Facility

Same Dedication to Excellence

NECCA is recognized as a national center for circus arts education in the United States and is a destination for circus students from around the world.  Our Professional Training Program is a comprehensive program building exceptional and innovative circus artists for the global stage.   It is the longest running of its kind in the United States, featuring:

  • an award winning international coaching team
  • the first custom built circus building in the US, opening July 2017
  • successful graduates on the world stage

We are committed to developing exceptional and innovative circus artists.  Students need time to train, develop and create.  We developed a new 3 year program for students to accomplish the full scope of their dreams.  It features full time hours, smaller classes, a clarified curriculum, and improved facilities.  In 2017 students can be accepted into Year 1 or Year 2.  Year 3 is by invitation only. 


To teach well rounded physical literacy & specialized technical mastery.

To celebrate & cultivate cultural & artistic differences.

To develop informed and capable participants in the art and business of circus arts.


Professional circus instructors dedicated to the physical and artistic education of circus performers.

Educators who respect traditional knowledge and innovative techniques.

Educators dedicated to guiding their student to the student’s vision with creative and technical goals.



Our new building opening July 2017 provides a campus for circus arts education that is accessible to all and ideal to the needs of the professional circus artist.  Our long established training specialties such as wheel arts, vertical aerials, static solo & duo trapeze, dance trapeze, hand balancing, contortion, pole and partner acrobatics will be joined by swinging and flying trapeze, trampoline, tramp wall and other skills needing high ceiling and a custom designed facility.


The program is $9,950 per year.  Payments are made in several portions through the year.

How do I apply?

Applicants interested in entering our ProTrack Program submit an application. Acceptance into one of the three years of our program is based on levels competence in:
- Circus Arts Modalities
- Dance & Movement
- Tumbling & Acrobatics
- Theater & Performance

Applicants for 2017/2018 may be accepted into Year 1 or Year 2. Acceptance into Year 3 is by invitation.

1. Make your audition video and download it to YouTube or Vimeo
Guidelines for video submission.

2. Fill out the application form.
Once you begin the digital Application Form HERE, you must enter all your information at one time, so we suggest reviewing the questions and preparing your answers in advance.

3. Provide two Letters of Reference
Click here for reference submission form to provide to reference providers.

4. Pay your $60 application fee. NOTE: we have waived the application fee for students in our current Performance Training Programs and alumni.
Online with a credit card or mail check to: NECCA, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #300, Brattleboro, VT 05301 attn: applications

5. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director HERE.

Download a PDF with in-depth program information


74 Cotton Mill Hill #300
Brattleboro VT 05301


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