Ari Summer Intensive Circus Program Montreal

by Homefront project in Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom

Ari Summer Intensive Circus Program Montreal
We did it
On 9th May 2024 we successfully raised £2,025 with 42 supporters in 28 days

Raising funds to support Ari's circus training - including summer intensive course at École Nationale de Cirque this July.

by Homefront project in Ferndown, Dorset, United Kingdom

Cirque du Soleil - help send Ari to her dream training opportunity in Montreal

Ariy1712854643_353772000_3449789748683137_8310403366281537578_n.jpga, is a young talent with a passion for circus and ballet that knows no bounds. It's led to remarkable achievements to date, including winning the South-West division of the UK Aerial Championship and securing scholarships with prestigious ballet and circus schools, Ariya is just beginning her exciting journey. Her dream? To stretch beyond medals and grace the stage of Cirque du Soleil - the world's most mesmerising acrobatic company. As part of chasing her dream, Ariya has obtained a place (July 2024) at a summer intensive training program in Montreal, a city renowned for its world-class circus training facilities! Her next goal - getting there! 

Montreal is an immersive 1712854605_353805260_3449789668683145_6941283260581594202_n-1.jpgexperience offering new heights in the world of circus that will boost her confidence & help shape her future. It's a chance to refine her skills under the guidance of seasoned instructors and alongside peers who share her love of performing arts.  It will also potentially support her application for a future scholarship scheme. The cost of the summer intensive training program in Montreal is substantial.  Ariya needs YOUR support please!

1712432215_435707670_369493539412956_7877987696247146811_n.jpgThere are various ways you can lend your support. You could make a monetary donation, or sponsor a portion of Ariya's training expenses or travel costs. You could also opt for a unique opportunity to experience Ariya's talent first-hand with tickets to a mini performance created entirely by Ariya and her little sister Imogen. It will be a fun event showcasing her vision with joy & creativity. There will be a few stalls, snacks & games on the evening too & we would be grateful for any donations for the tombola! 1713726822_screenshot_2024-04-21_at_20.12.23.jpg

1712432395_352561686_254777583822279_8931148322569837935_n.jpgThe girls will be taking their mini show on the road in June to spread circus joy to the residents of care homes!  As her parents, we are immensely proud of Ari and humbled by her personality, kindness, and strength. With maturity and dedication well beyond her years, she has not allowed 2 broken arms or a neck injury to stop her from reaching for the sun).  Ari trains tirelessly each week with astonishing determination in multiple classes to bring her dream closer. Watching her eyes light up in front of Cirque du Soleil live performances is priceless. Please help us champion Ariya's dream. Your support today will mean so much to our whole family and for years to come. Thank you! xxx


SHOW INFO: 7.45pm - 9.30pm (tickets for sale on the REWARDS tab)

 Friday 24th May, St James Institute, 33a Stourfield Road, Southbourne, BH5 2AR


Thank yous:

A HUGE thank you to Gemma Mawson from GEMS Circus school, not just for support and venue hire for the event, but for EVERYTHING.  Gemma supports Ari and all of her students in the most beautiful and empowering way - quite simply we adore her! 

Thank you also to everyone who has encouraged, donated bits of costume and offered help already - we are so grateful! 

We would also like to thank Emily at Secret Circus (who kindly mentors Ari as an aerial spin coach), Natalie (& team) at First Position School of dance, Lyndsey Mekin-Hewitt & the team at PGTC for all the brilliant support in encouraging Ariya, particularly following injuries.  


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

18 of 100 claimed

Individual ADULT mini circus show ticket

7.30 - 9.30 pm Friday 24th May Southbourne

£5 or more

11 of 40 claimed

£5 - Individual CHILD mini circus show ticket

7.30 - 9.30 pm Friday 24th May Southbourne

£25 or more

0 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

For any donation over £25 - Ari will happily send a personalised / dedicated thank you video (please include phone number for WhatsApp)

£125 or more

7 of 10 claimed

Mini beach photoshoot with Jayne Jackson & images

Optional - beach mini photoshoot (BCP area) and include edited digital images. Proposed shoot dates - mornings of Sun 30th June, Sun 14th July (dates maybe subject to change). *Working extensively commercially and doing a Phd, Jayne has been unable to offer private/portrait sessions for several years - so this is the only way to secure one - at a fraction of the price for those supporting TEAM ARIYA! x

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