aerial arts

This week in the studio: Sara Sparrow

Seattle Performance and Headshot Photography

Well, the studio has been so busy that we got behind on blogging, so this should rightfully be called Last Month in the Studio. Sara asked us to help with some new publicity photos. She has a new studio and teaching facility called The Aviary in Olympia, as well as continuing to do fantastic ensemble and solo performances around the Sound.


We met Sara years ago as a quirky, fun-loving waitress with a great hair style in a local Italian restaurant when she was truly new to the circus community. As we got to know her we talked about the Moisture Festival and SANCA. Soon, she was doing aerial work with the Aerialistas and developing her solo work (which she has since performed in the Moisture Festival). She was also performing some comical acro-balancing with fellow artist Graeme Quinn, which was our first opportunity to do studio photos with her. In the more recent years, she has collaborated with the innovative aerial groups Richochet and Levity, as well as performing with Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle. She is equally talented at both comic, physical pieces and beautifully performed aerial work. She is also an actor and singer. And a musician. Visit her website at

Then contact John or Kim to set up your next photo session. We would love to collaborate with you!

Seattle Portrait  and Performance Photographer
Enjoy this Seattle portrait photography provided by John Cornicello Photography offering portrait, headshot, beauty, glamor, beauty, and performance photography in the Seattle metro area. This is Seattle portrait photography at its best.

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We are located conveniently in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. Call or email for more information.

SANCA's Up With A Twist

Yes, You Can Fly!

Seattle is home to one of the greatest little schools I’ve ever heard of. SANCA  is the School of Acobatics & New Circus Arts. Founded by Jo Montgomery and Chuck Johnson in 2003, SANCA offers classes that teach fun. Along with the fun you learn confidence, you learn performance, you grow in many ways. But the only pressure is to have fun. You can get a better understanding than I can describe from this video:

Each year they hold a fundraiser at the Teatro Zinzanni tent called Up With a Twist and I’m lucky enough to be the photographer for these events. They raised over $120,000 this year! These gifts and contributions will directly support SANCA’s programs for youth, including providing need-based scholarships to low-income youth, working with at-risk youth in their Circus Outreach Program, working for youth with special needs, and the  Youth Performance Program.

Check out SANCA for yourself and learn to fly like Kim did!


You can find photographs from various SANCA events and shows in my galleries.

Thanks for taking a look!