The Fine ART of FORM

On Stage with Stasia Acrobats

Published online: Aug 02, 2019 Articles, Education And Arts, Photography Torry Barnes
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Many people attribute good friends or religion for surviving through rough times. It was the circus that saved Aric Nelson.

The young teenager made friends with gang members and drug dealers while growing up in San Bernardino, CA. Nelson didn’t want that lifestyle and the circus was his way out.

“I had good parents, but the circus is what gave me the direction to stay off of the streets,” Nelson said. “So it’s my responsibility—but more of my pleasure—to try and provide people with the same thing [the circus] gave to me.”

Nelson had this in mind when he started Stasia Acrobatics, an amateur circus acrobatic troupe designed to introduce the circus world to a new generation, in 2012. Today, the troupe has performed in over 280 shows.

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