Sponsors 2018

We are so grateful for our wonderful 2018 sponsors!

Check back as we continue to add more sponsors!

Prize sponsors

The Aerial Classroom

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.

Circus By Us, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

Circus By Us, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based aerialist and rigging supply company founded in 2009 by Dmitry Bersenev and Ilya Mingazov. Dima and Ilya are Moscow State Circus School trained performers who are also certified riggers. They supply and fabricate the best quality aerial silks, aerial straps, hoops, ropes, custom built aerial props, rigging stands, rigging equipment, installation, destructive tests and rigging consultations.

Cirque.Life, Circus Star USA 2018 sponsor

Cirque.Life is your one-stop shop for cirque products, including custom aerial apparatuses, lyras, aerial spheres, mini spheres, lollipop lyra attachments, custom stage props, and much more. Whatever you dream up, owner Duke Jenner will make for you.

 

Cirque.Life is donating a one-of-a-kind apparatus (to be unveiled at the live show) to one of the top three winners of Circus Star USA.

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 2018.

Spin City Aerial Fitness, 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. Updated editions are due in summer 2018.

 

Spin City is donating an instructor training course to one of the top three winners of Circus Star USA 2018 and an Aerial Hoop Bible OR Aerial Hoop Doubles Bible (PDF) to every competitor.

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 2018.

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 an X-STAGE with lollipop lyra to one of the winners of Circus Star USA 2018.

Gift bag sponsors

Circus Star USA 2018 sponsor, Girlie Grip

A few drops of Girlie Grip are all you need for a firm, confident, long-lasting, non-slip grip. You can stick a trick and still spin easily without re-applying. Apply it to the pole or your body — wherever a firmer, stronger grip is needed. Girlie Grip has a light, fresh scent. It’s non-drying, leaves no residue, and washes off with soap and water. Girlie Grip can be used for many sports where a firm, strong, confident, non-slip grip is needed, including pole dance, pole fitness, pole sport, aerial arts, gymnastics, and more.

 

Girlie Grip is donating a bottle to each Circus Star USA 2018 act.

Tite-Grip, Circus Star USA 2017 sponsor

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 Circus Star USA 2018 acts.

Let your performance do the thinking.
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