Leadership Under the Big Top: Circus Arts


Leadership Under the Big Top: Circus Arts

Engage in challenging acrobatics, balance initiatives, and aerial arts all while learning the importance of communication and building trust within groups.

In partnership with the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, students will engage in a variety of individual and team circus arts activities.  With the support of group members, students will learn engage in challenging acrobatics, balancing initiatives, and aerial arts.  These activities foster effective communication and the importance of building trust within the group.  This Intensive gives participants a unique, immersive experience into Circus Arts and opportunity to learn about leadership in a different context.

Learning Objectives:

  • Foster effective communication
  • Learn the importance of building trust in groups

Activities and Risks

Students will engage in a safe environment and participate in the following activities:

  • Ariel Silks
  • Juggling
  • Acrobatics
  • Ariel Swings
  • Balancing Activities


There is no necessary training for this venture. Students will participate in a warm up and stretch prior to activities.

Costs and Equipment

This workshop is free to all Wharton undergraduate students.  Transportation, meals and instruction is included.

partner organization


  • Participant Fee: FREE
  • Number of Seats per Venture: 20 per venture
  • Dates:
    • Fall:
  • Venture Fellows: