Founded in 2000, Pendulum has long been a pioneer in aerial arts instruction in the United States. Our education program is founded in excellence, and we use the aerial arts to encourage students to find their creative voice while becoming physically fit. Pendulum offers year-round recreational classes, guest artist workshops, a Summer Intensive and a three-year professional training program for students. Our classes run on a semester basis and are curriculum-based, with a focus on rigorous training, correct technique and safety. Students may train up to 20 hours each week.

Our training facilities, located at the French American International School, offer 8,500 square feet of circus heaven with 35 foot ceilings and 40 hanging points.


When you start training with Pendulum, you’re really joining a family. Our students and staff spend many hours together and often form life-long friendships. Even though Pendulum alumni are spread around the globe, doing great things in circus, many of them still make the time to find their way back to visit and share what they’ve learned. Pendulum’s reputation in the world of Circus has allowed us to provide artistic and educational collaborations with friends from around the world.


Circus is tough! The great artists make it look effortless, but our students know it’s hard work. At Pendulum, technical excellence is at the core of our training. Proper conditioning and progressive curriculum lay the foundation needed to become one of those performers that make hard things look easy. Don’t get us wrong, our students have fun and love the time spent in the gym, but what makes Pendulum special is that all of our students leave with a level technical proficiency that you won’t get from drop-in programs.


Pendulum strives to be, first and foremost, a safe place for our students. Not only in regards to the demands of their physical training, but also in terms of emotional development as well. Many of our students come to use in adolescence, a time when many influences strive to silence their young voices. We hope to help them find that voice and learn how to express it. While not all of our students choose to make a career as a performer, we hope to send them all out into the world confident in who they are and how to live a life of honesty and authenticity.