Elsie and Serenity as Performers
• Special Award at the 11th International China Wuqiau Circus Festival, 2008.
• Bronze award at the International Circus Festival in Albacete, Spain, 2009.

Elsie and Serenity as Teachers
• Excellence in Education award from the American Circus Educators Association, a branch of the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO). This is a biennial award is given to an individual(s) based in the USA who demonstrates excellence in circus education.

Elsie and Serenity as Founders of NECCA
• 2016 recipients of the Vermont Arts Council’s Walter Cerf Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts as part of the Governor’s awards program for Excellence in the Arts.

• Ranked #5 of the top 14 priority economic projects deemed “vital” to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy of Southeastern Vermont. Selected according to criteria including long-term impact as well as jobs created or retained. January, 2016.

• Recognized by the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) for the most promising Business Plan in 2009. The award included a $20,000 grant.


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