American aerialists Sadie Lindley and Garrett Allen, who train at the Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts in San Diego, California were awarded the bronze medal at the 2016 Golden Karl Riga International Circus Festival in Riga, Latvia. The Festival took place from January 23 to January 26 in the historic 125 year old Riga circus building. Circus artists from thirteen countries were invited to participate and compete before a jury of international circus experts. Also among the participants was another American, Chloe Walier, of Brattleboro, Vermont, who trains at the New England Center for Circus Arts.
Kasey Han, a sophomore at Cornell University, is pursuing a pre-med degree with an interdisciplinary mixture of classes in biology, psychology and performing arts, using her background in circus arts as the foundation of her studies.
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