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Circus school offers competition-free alternative athleticism

You don’t have to wait for the Ringling Bros. or Cirque du Soleil to come to town to catch a glimpse of the circus. Even better, you don’t have to be a trapeze or juggling master to participate in circus life either.

The School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (SANCA), located in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, claims to be the largest circus school in the nation. Founded in 2004 with only five students, SANCA has now grown to serve more than 1,000 students in weekly classes and has served almost 50,000 people in all.

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Keeping it real

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Dream Project inspired by Gates Foundation to dream bigger

For Mustafa Bullo, college once seemed as distant as the vastness that separates Africa and the United States. Bullo was born in Ethiopia, and when he was 10 years old, he and his older brothers fled to Kenya to escape political harassment and threats against their lives. 

“I never thought going to college would ever be possible when I was in Africa,” Bullo said. “But during my seventh grade year when I moved [to Seattle], I was determined and motivated to make it happen.” 

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