About Circus School of Arizona
Circus School of Arizona, LLC (CSA) was founded in 2007 by Rachel Stegman as a circus school offering alternative fitness training to a wide spectrum of participants looking for physical conditioning and an outlet for creative expression. A handful of initial students has grown to more than 200 over the years, and we continue to expand rapidly. CSA offers a wide range of services: group classes, private and semi-private lessons, workshops, team-building excursions, private parties, and more.
We serve students of all ages, from all backgrounds, with varying goals and needs. Many people come to us looking for an alternative to traditional fitness programs, and circus arts provide a unique way for participants to make gains in strength, endurance, and flexibility whatever their current level of fitness. We also serve members of the performing arts and fitness community, including dancers, gymnasts, personal trainers, and yoga/Pilates instructors. Our goal is to create a physically and emotionally safe environment in which we empower students to challenge themselves and overcome their fears. As a result, we see improved self-esteem, a high level of trust, and appropriate risk-taking.
We have set the bar exceptionally high for our profession (both in Arizona and relative to national standards) by utilizing highly accomplished and expert instructors who have provided years of exceptional training and experience. This translates into a safe and stimulating learning environment for our students. Our safety standards are never compromised.
Former students under the training of Rachel Stegman through Trapeze Arts in Oakland, CA and Gregangelo & Velocity Arts and Entertainment in San Francisco, CA have gone on to perform nationally and internationally, including performers in Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros./Barnum & Bailey Circus, Cavalia’s Odysseo, Cirque de la Mer, cruise ships, and other notable circuses. Rachel continues to teach Master Private Classes to students around the U.S., some of whom come to Arizona for her instruction. CSA prides itself on being a springboard, inspiring its students to pursue their passion in the arts as well as in business.
Through CSA Events (the events arm of our business) and our sister company, Gregangelo & Velocity Arts/Entertainment (based in San Francisco), we create custom entertainment for the special events market including corporate conventions, trade shows, private parties, and non-profit fundraising galas. Some of our event clients include Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Scottsdale Pubic Art/Scottsdale Cultural Council, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Dignity Health, Tempe Festival of the Arts, Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party, Phoenix New Times, AZ Foothills Magazine, Scottsdale Medical Imaging, Ltd, Strategic Market Alliance, Arizona Cocktail Week, True Music Festival, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, The Holistic Center, the Phoenix Zoo, the Desert Botanical Garden, LifeLock, DC Ranch Community Council, Temple Solel, DeFusco & Udelman, PLC, Bowman and Brooke, LLP, and The State Bar of Arizona.