Who We Are

Founded and led by expert aerialist, choreographer, and professional dancer, Frances Donohoe, Cirque welcomes students of every age, from toddlers to retirees and everything in between. As you gain strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility, you will proceed to more advanced levels, explore new equipment, and learn new skills, all in Southeast Alaska's premier circus arts studio.

Click below to see the Sitka Cirque Program Guide.



We have a fantastic team of caring and supportive instructors. All Sitka Cirque staff are passionate about making a lasting impact in the lives of our students, through their tireless dedication and drive to share their own knowledge and experiences. Get to know our committed team and their role in transforming student lives through circus arts.

Frances Donohoe

Founder and Lead Teacher

Katy Pendell

Adult and Youth Coach

Charles Hart

Lead Coach

If you would like to learn more about our faculty or about a specific staff member, please get in touch.




207 Smith Street
Sitka AK 99835