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Sierra Rhoades Nicholls has been turning herself upside-down for as long as she can remember. A lover of all things acrobatic and exhilarating, she trained as a gymnast her whole life and has fallen in love with standing on her hands. After growing up in Missoula, Montana, Sierra moved across the country to receive instruction from Maine Circus Academy Professional Level Training Program for two years. She then went on to attend Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in Philadelphia, PA where she graduated in June 2021 with a double major in partner acrobatics and handstands as well as a minor in foot juggling.

Sierra is as passionate about training technically as she is artistically. Hours spent staring at one's hands, fighting for balance, teaches a person to think deeply about their place in the world and how they wish to spend their time. In an effort to make work that spreads roots deep into our souls, Sierra has devoted her life to her craft. That devotion has led her to work with companies such as Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Le Nouveau Sud, Activate Entertainment, ABCirque Productions, Cirqovations, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre Company and many more! 


Sierra's desire to help others find their way in circus as well led her to found CSAW - Connecting Circus Students Around the World in 2018. CSAW is a non-profit devoted to making resources and financial aid accessible for the circus community.  CSAW is most well known for its' BIPOC grant programs.

Click below to see a list of Sierra's clients, performances and notable training. For more information about past performances and training, feel free to contact Sierra.

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