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.


Circus by Us is donating one aerial net, one set of aerial straps, and one set of aerial loops as prizes for the winners of Circus Star USA 2018!

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. 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.

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 crescent lyra to one of the top three winners of Circus Star USA.

Cirque Us was founded in 2016, centered around a dream to create shows that powerfully connect audiences to each other, the stage, and the world. Through our love of circus and the freedom of expression it allows, we strive to create pieces that share our pillars of friendship, play and exploration with local communities. By accepting the uniqueness of each member of our team and the diverse paths that led us to where we are today, we celebrate the humor and vibrance in the varied circumstances and relationships that make up our individual realities.


​Based in New England, the Cirque Us Team is composed of artists from all over the country. Our team of designers, performers, and other collaborators seek to provide a perspective from our generation that can resonate with all ages. It is our mission to bring high-level, affordable circus performances to local communities and share our values of teamwork, the importance of play, and a reminder to not take ourselves too seriously.


Cirque US is donating a pair of complimentary tickets to any Cirque Us performance in the 2019 season for all Circus Star USA 2018 contestants.

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 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.

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, swivel, figure 8, two carabiners, two span sets, and a black canvas bag to carry it all in) to one of the winners of Circus Star USA 2018.


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.

LIFEAID, Circus Star USA 2017-8 sponsor

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 2018 performer cans of FITAID Recovery Blend, which provides high quality, clean nutrients to help your body recover after intense activity or exercise.

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.

Corporate sponsors

Aerial Arts America, Circus Star USA 2018 sponsor

Aerial Arts America is proud to present the 6th Annual West Coast Aerial Arts Festival on November 8 – 11 in Orange County.  This is a 4-day event that consists mainly of over 100 performances spread out through 15 – 21 competition categories and choreography showcases.  The festival also highlights other educational tools including circus aerial arts workshops, collaborative creative sessions and forums over currents trends, programs and practices for professionals.


It is the first competition in the world that opened its doors to all, from ages 7 and above, to the various aerial disciplines introduced, and to the levels of skill from amateur to elite artists.


The festival promotes awareness and unity in the aerial arts community.  The education received whether as a participant, director, coach or as an audience is immense with the diversity of activities offered.


Enrollment is now going on.  For more information, visit:  www.AerialArtsAmerica.org

Let your performance do the thinking.
– Charlotte Bronte