Sponsors

We are so grateful for our wonderful 2017 sponsors!

Check back as we continue to add more sponsors!

Prize sponsors

The Aerial Classroom has been presenting Circus Star USA since its founding in 2014. 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, Little Women LA, Wahlburgers, and more.

 

The Aerial Classroom is donating a silkii, permanent mount, and silks for the X-Pert pole donated by X-Pole.

The Aerial Classroom
Circus Star USA sponsor, 42muses

42muses  is a boutique marketing agency with a team of resourceful thinkers and doers who knows the ins and outs of marketing in the startup world. 42muses is also the same agency that designed the CircusStarUSA.com site.

 

42muses is donating a professional portfolio website plus one year of free hosting to one of the winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

Aerial Animals is a family-owned business in Golden, Colorado. We build each piece of equipment as if our own daughter was going to use it. We incorporate new materials and new features into aerial circus equipment to make them more usable, versatile, safe and fun! We specialize in fun-colored aerial straps and anything rope including AmSteel-reinforced cotton trapeze ropes. We design and manufacture a full range of aerial apparati including: aerial straps, trapezes, aerial rope, lyra and lyra bridles and ropes, themed aerial apparati, and pulley systems and other hardware.

 

Aerial Animals is donating a portable conditioning trapeze to one of the top three winners of Circus Star USA.  

Aerial Animals, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

Aerial Athletica: Friendly, Healthy, Fun. At Aerial Athletica, a warm welcoming atmosphere awaits anyone who wants aerial, pole, or cross-training fitness classes, those who wish to hone their skills, or professionals who just want a fun and friendly place to practice and train. Aerial Athletica’s staff is made of some of the best instructors in their field. All of the instructors are Cirque du Soleil and Le Reve performers, international champions, or seasoned professionals with years of experience and education. Aerial Athletica is the only facility in Las Vegas to offer X-Pole brand competition poles 14 feet in height and professionally rigged aerial points! Aerial Athletica is also the only aerial, pole, and fitness studio with a complete cross-training facility! No matter your goals or aspirations, you will train towards them with a supportive community backing you up!

 

Aerial Athletica is donating a 3-day unlimited vacation pass (value $175) to train at their facilities in Las Vegas for each of the top three winners of Circus Star USA.

Aerial Athletica Las Vegas

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil has evolved from a world leading organization that reinvented circus arts to become a global live entertainment provider. From its international headquarters in Montreal, Canada, Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 180 million spectators in over 450 cities in 60 countries on six continents. In 2017 alone, 18 shows are being simultaneously presented around the world. Cirque du Soleil also brings the same energy and spirit that characterize each of its shows to other spheres of activity, while maintaining stringent standards of artistic quality and originality. The company now has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

 

Cirque du Soleil is donating a pair of tickets to one show in Las Vegas (value $150+) for each of the top three winners of Circus Star USA.

Dragonfly Brand USA, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

Dragonfly Brand USA  is a stylish line of premium quality aerial, Bikram hot yoga, pole dance and fitness clothing for a reasonable price. Dragonfly clothing is not just fashionable – it’s also perfect in design and function to give you ultimate freedom in movement, taking your practice and performance to the next level. Our designs are continuously tested in classes during the development. The construction of the cut is highly developed; the clothing doesn’t have any unnecessary seams, and it is created to correspond with the sweatiest workouts. We chose high-quality materials that can satisfy extreme requirements considering to intensive sweating and frequent washing. Even under these conditions, our clothes will retain the original flexibility, shape and color for a long time.

 

Dragonfly Brand USA is donating a $100 gift certificate to each of the top three winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

Fight or Flight Entertainment, led by Brett Copes, provides acrobatic, stunt and flying FX rigging as well as fabrication of custom props for acrobatics and stunts. A stuntman, ropes course administrator and theatre technician before acrobatic rigging and safety systems became his focus, Brett has rigged for stunts, circus and aerial productions for individual performers and troupes of all sizes in the US and internationally.

 

Fight or Flight Entertainment is donating a lyra to one of the top winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor, Fight or Flight Entertainment
Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor, Karl Klingebiel

Photographer Karl Klingebiel is known for his creative use of lighting and signature series of black and white aerialist photos. In addition to circus shots, Karl photographs landscapes and cityscapes. Karl is donating a photo shoot to each of the top three winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

At LIFEAID, we fuel your passion with our clean and refreshing nutritional blends. Can you say the same about those other one-dimensional products whose “blend” is a bunch of additives, sugar, and added caffeine? Our products are tailored for your active lifestyle – without all the junk. Join us as we show the world there is a better way.

 

LIFEAID is donating to every Circus Star USA 2017 performer cans of FITAID Recovery Blend, which provides high quality, clean nutrients to help your body recover after intense activity or exercise, and $20 gift cards.

LIFEAID, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor
One Two Cosmetics, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

One Two Cosmetics is the creator and inventor of the world’s first magnet eyelash, One Two Lash. One Two Lash uses micro-magnet technology to give you luxurious length and volume, without that “false lash” effect. No damaging glues, no mess, and no appointment required. With One Two Lash, you can have beautiful, glamorous lashes in seconds — anytime you want.

 

One Two Cosmetics is donating a set of lashes to every performer and the judges of Circus Star USA 2017.

S-Connection Aerial Arts (SCAA) is a training facility located in Gainesville, Florida. The school offers static and flying trapeze, silks, lyra, Chinese pole, aerial yoga, equestrian vaulting and a variety of dance and cirque fitness classes for kids and adults, for both recreational practitioners and emerging professionals. With an elite team of seasoned instructors, SCAA provides its students with multiple performance opportunities throughout the year, and has given rise to AscenDance, the professional ensemble which performs regularly in both local and national events. SCAA and AscenDance are thrilled to be a part
of Circus Star USA 2017!

 

S-Connection is donating circus-themed t-shirts and soaps for every Circus Star USA 2017 performer.

S-Connection, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

Spin City is one of the largest specialist aerial fitness schools in the UK. With five studios and instructors all across the country, we aim to provide a fun and challenging approach to aerial fitness in a welcoming and professional environment.

 

Director of Spin City Kate Edwards specialises in training other instructors how to teach Pole Fitness, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Sling and Pole Fabric applying her extensive fitness background to help educate instructors worldwide. Spin City’s pioneering approach to Instructor Training unites cutting-edge fitness techniques with an array of aerial equipment. Kate has written ten certified aerial fitness courses which are accredited internationally with ACE, AFAA, REPs, SkillsActive and the PDC.

 

Kate also writes and produces the Pole Bible and the Aerial Hoop Bible, two of the leading education resources available for aerial dancers worldwide. The bibles series was extended in 2016 with the addition of the Doubles Pole Bible and the Doubles Hoop Bible with the Aerial Sling Bible due this year.

 

Spin City is donating a Pole Fabric Instructor Course, Pole Bible, and Pole Doubles Bible to one of the top three winners of Circus Star USA 2017. Spin City is also donating an Aerial Hoop Bible OR Aerial Hoop Doubles Bible to every competitor.

Spin City Aerial Fitness, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor
Spinnovation

Spinnovation is a form of performance exercise. It’s as fun to learn as it is splendid and mesmerizing to watch. It is simple and beautiful. It is easy to do but holds an infinite capacity for movement and creativity. It is balance and agility. It is creative and progressive. It is innovative yet simple. Once you experience the flowing movement of the simple wheel, you will be spinnovated to another level of awareness. Sam Tribble of Spinnovation is donating a private lesson in the art of Cyr wheel to the top three winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

As every professional and amateur athlete knows, one of the keys to success in almost every competitive or amateur sport is maintaining your grip. Now you can keep your hands dry and sweat free in ANY situation with Tite-Grip, a topical hand cream that was formulated to prevent your hands from perspiring. It is non-sticky, works for hours and acts as a liquid powder for hands AND feet! Tite-Grip was developed by Joe Ginger, a golf professional with over forty years of playing experience, using a proprietary formula marketed under a trademark and licensed from Active Solutions, LLC. The product has received great reviews from athletes of all venues and is distributed worldwide. TITE-GRIP is the original!

 

Tite-Grip is donating a tube of its most popular Tite-Grip product to each of the performers plus magic aerial gloves to the top three winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

Tite-Grip, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

TrapezeRigging.com was started in 2003 by Trevor Boswell. Trevor has traveled across the globe during his 30-year career as a catcher on the flying trapeze. He won the “Silver Clown” in Monte Carlo and was one of a handful of catchers in the world to catch the almost impossible quadruple summersault, and all the tricks in between. He retired from catching in 2003 and turned to his other love: mechanical engineering. In the circus world he had become known for his original designs of indoor riggings and lighting systems and creating the world’s first indoor fireworks simulator.

 

TrapezeRigging.com is donating a halfmoon lyra to one of the top winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

TrapezeRigging.com, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor
VER Sales, Circus Star USA sponsor

VER Sales is your complete source for rigging, chain, nicopress tools and sleeves, fall protection, turnkey engineered systems, custom cable assemblies, bungee cord, bungee assemblies, safety supplies, and much more. VER Sales works with many aerialists and circus riggers and carries a large line of aerial rigging, including carabiners, swivels, rigging plates and spreaders, span sets, slings, webbing, hand loops, pro performance pulleys, and much more.

 

VER Sales is donating rigging gear (including a pulley, two swivels, two carabiners, two 4′ span sets, two 6′ span sets, two figure 8s, and a black canvas bag to carry it all in) to one of the winners of Circus Star USA 2017.

X-Pole

X-Pole, the worldwide leader in pole and aerial fitness, is the #1 manufacturer of professional dance poles, the #1 in customer service, and the official pole of pole fitness.

 

X-Pole is donating a 45mm X-Pert pole to one of the winners of Circus Star USA 2017. 

Act sponsors

The Aerial Classroom has been presenting Circus Star USA since its founding in 2014. 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, Little Women LA, Wahlburgers, and more.

 

The Aerial Classroom is sponsoring Circus Star USA 2017 performers, Andrew and Rei.

The Aerial Classroom
The Aerial Studio, sponsoring Camille Osborne, Circus Star USA 2017

The Aerial Studio is a world-class ​production company and aerial arts​ training center,​ including ​​training in all aerial apparatus, ​trampoline​, ​​p​arkour, ​dance, and theater. The Aerial Studio is also the world headquarters for AIReal Yoga™​. The studio was established in Ventura, California in 2010.

 

The Aerial Studio is sponsoring Circus Star USA 2017 performer, Camille Osborne

Pendulum Aerial Arts, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

Pendulum Aerial Arts was founded in 2000 and is based in Portland, Oregon. Under the direction of Suzanne Kenney, Pendulum has been an innovator in circus in the US in educating youth and performance. Pendulum specializes in contortion, aerial arts and fusing theatre with storytelling to create artistically compelling stories.

 

Pendulum Aerial Arts is sponsoring Circus Star USA 2017 performers, Duo Contortion Stephanie and Sydney.

Samadhi Hawaii is an aerial dance company in Honolulu on the island of Oahu that has grown into the top cirque-style performers in the islands as well as a prospering aerial dance and acrobatic school that takes circus arts to a another level. Samadhi Hawaii’s founder/director Andrea Torres’ career originally started far closer to the ground as a ballerina. However, when the chance came to perform as an aerial dancer in ‘Ulalena on Maui (by ARRA Montreal), she leapt at it and has been in the air ever since. After the Maui blockbuster, this flying dancer and yogini took the big leap in 2005 and formed her company with fellow performers Marcus Quiniones and Ana Prada. Since that humble beginning, Samadhi has become one of Hawaii’s most active dance companies, offering performances and a variety of classes for all ages. Samadhi Hawaii also serves as a bridge to the aerial dance world in the Pacific, having introduced aerial dance to Fiji (Oceania Dance Theatre) and to Western Samoa for the Commonwealth Youth Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Apia 2015.

 

Samadhi Hawaii is sponsoring Circus Star USA 2017 performer, Chayton Davenport.

Samadhi Hawaii, sponsoring Chayton Davenport, Circus Star USA 2017

Media partners

Vertical Wise, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

Vertical Wise is a website for pole dancing and aerial acrobatics. Either you are a beginner, performer or instructor, you will find shareable info, tips and opinions.

 

The aim behind verticalwise.com is to make a unique contribution to the Pole & Aerial Arts communities and to provide a global and simultaneously central point of reference; providing training, information and entertainment in the field of aerial sports. The website launched in July 2015.

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