Entries by Alyssa Holcomb

Meet Our Summer Intern: Zachary Wells

My name is Zach Wells and I am a senior at the Out-of-Door Academy. I have been involved with the circus arts for three years now. During my senior year, I helped start the ODA Circus Club with fellow student Mia Hamill and Mr. Michael Salmon (who is also on the Board of The Circus […]

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Bringing seniors and kids together at The Pines

By: Carrie Seidman, Columnist, Sarasota Herald-Tribune SARASOTA — …These regular sessions of music, art, horticulture and “Laughter Unlimited,” led by clown Chuck Sidlow of the Circus Arts Conservatory, are meant to be a boon to both populations. After all, studies have shown seniors suffer less depression and better health and children acquire better social and emotional skills […]

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One year after Wallenda accident, the show must go on for Circus Sarasota

By: Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald SARASOTA — A year ago, five performers in Nik Wallenda’s high-wire act were seriously injured in an accident during Circus Sarasota rehearsals. None of the injuries were life-threatening, but Wallenda still called it the worst day of his life. Wallenda was not injured, but members of his family were. Circus Sarasota for […]