Skytopia

Community Through Circus

aerial arts of sonoma county


Amanda and Sierra performing a synchronized swimming number with Circus Maximus

Amanda and Sierra performing a synchronized swimming number with Circus Maximus


Sierra Camille

Owner and Teacher

Sierra asked to take dance classes at an age so young, she doesn't remember it happening. When she found circus arts at the age of 20, she knew she had stepped into her new home. Learning to climb silks, flip over the trapeze and get her body upside-down was a truly empowering and life changing experience. 

Gaining the necessary strength to become graceful in the air took Sierra years. Helping others to find and build this strength is joyous for Sierra. She is thrilled to build a community through Skytopia. You can check out her performance work here.


Amanda at Big Mamma Day in Petaluma

Amanda at Big Mamma Day in Petaluma


Ann Austin

Teacher

Ann began practicing aerial arts in 2015 after being dedicated to the practice of yoga for 20 years. Ann creates a space that is safe yet challenges her students to move beyond what they think is possible. She still teaches yoga at Studio Ganesha in Sebastopol. However, aerial silks has now taken up a special place in her heart!

Ann has completed aerial teacher training with Paper Doll Militia.

Trained to teach yoga in 2000, Ann received a certification by the Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland California and is registered at the 500 hour level. Continuing her yoga education is very important to Ann; she has participated in many different teacher trainings and workshops. Check out her class schedule and more here.


 

We will be forever grateful to Circus Mecca in Mendocino. Skytopia's existence wouldn't be possible without the guidance and help of this fantastic organization. 

 

Skytopia was born out of a love for aerial and a passion for teaching. Amanda Grace and Sierra Camille met while performing at the Kinetic Carnival. They quickly hit it off and soon after Sierra moved to Sonoma County. Together, Amanda and Sierra realized they had a great gift they could share with their community—the magic of flight! After enough friends started asking for classes, Skytopia was here! 

 
Sierra at The Rivertown Ball NYE 2016 Eve

Sierra at The Rivertown Ball NYE 2016 Eve

 
 

Amanda Grace

Owner and Teacher

Amanda Grace has been teaching for decades. Growing up a gymnast and diver, athleticism has run in her veins for a long time. Harnising her love for movement into a skill to help others, she is currently an occupational therapist throughout Sonoma County helping a range of ages, from children who are just starting to move, to elderly people who have lived a full life. Amanda loves to bring the silliness of circus and joy into people's lives.

 
 
Ann during her yoga practice

Ann during her yoga practice