Circus Star USA 2018 was held 0n September 15, 2018 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, CA. 


Circus Star USA is an annual circus arts competition attracting emerging circus artist from around the world. Circus Star USA is produced by The Aerial Classroom circus school in Los Angeles. The competition is judged by leading circus and entertainment industry professionals; the audience also gets to participate by voting for their favorite acts.


The goal of Circus Star USA is to help expand and connect the ever-growing circus community. It offers a place for up-and-coming talent to showcase their performance to industry leaders, peers, and potential clients while competing for prizes.


The first Circus Star USA competition was held in 2014 to a sold-out crowd. Competitors came from all over Southern California, Nevada, and Colorado with audience members from as far away as Germany.



Jessica Piekos

Owner, The Aerial Classroom

Producer, Circus Star USA

Linda Souza

Instructor, The Aerial Classroom

Producer, Circus Star USA

CIRCUS STAR USA 2018 highlights

First place: Camille Osborne

Second place: Lamonte Goode

Third place: Ava & Sofia

CIRCUS STAR USA 2017 highlights

First place: Chayton Davenport

Second place: Camille Osborne

Third place: Duo Stephanie and Sydney

CIRCUS STAR USA 2016 highlights

First place: Vaudeville Circus

Second place: Rachel Gauthier

Third place: Ashley + Steven

CIRCUS STAR USA 2015 highlights

First place: Sai’len Jaeger

Second place: Aerial Couture (Ashley Pellegrini and Tiffany Smith)

Third place: Lynn Janovich

CIRCUS STAR USA 2014 highlights

First place: Keely Luna

Second place: Jessica Conway

Third place: Dark Karousel (Kourtney O’Donnell)


Get strong. Have fun. Do amazing things.

The Aerial Classroom offers circus training and fitness programs for students ages 8 and up. We hold classes in small group settings where our instructors can work with each student individually according to strength, flexibility, stamina, and skill level. Whether you’re interested in finding a new hobby, learning to perform, or keeping fit, we will help you reach your goals. We maintain a welcoming and non-judgmental environment conducive to learning. Students of all levels are welcome to attend. Currently, we offer regular training in tissu (silks), hoop (lyra), static trapeze, aerial hammock, and Spanish web. We hold workshops throughout the year in areas such as Cyr wheel (Roue Cyr), aerial rigging, aerial straps, aerial cube, stilt walking and dancing, and much more. We also conduct several choreographed and student performances throughout the year.


Established in 2005, The Aerial Classroom is one of the oldest and most reputable circus arts training facilities in Los Angeles. Many of our students have gone on to performance careers. We’ve also been featured on a number of news programs and television shows, such as CBS News, Good Morning America, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, and more. Visit us at TheAerialClassroom.com.

The artist cannot imagine his art and cannot perceive it until it is complete.