Carrie Heller is the Founder and Executive Director of Circus Arts Institute, is a professional trapeze artist, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Carrie has spent over 35 years in the circus ring mastering an array of skills in the circus arts. She began her circus training at the age of eight with the Florida State University Flying High Circus, and moved on to become a circus teacher, performer, and choreographer.
Carrie received her Masters in Social Work from Tulane University and moved to Atlanta after graduating. She has been a therapist for over 20 years. In 1988 Carrie founded Atlantas first circus school at the same time she served as Director of Clinical Services at The Bridge Runaway Shelter in Atlanta. Shortly after that she went into private practice and founded Circus Camp.
Carrie has traveled throughout the world lecturing on topics relating to both circus arts and Circus Arts Therapy ®. She has served as a trainer for Cirque Du Monde, a Cirque Du Soleil Outreach Program that uses circus arts to help youth in difficulty around the world. She is the Aerial Supervisor and Consulting Therapist to the internationally-renowned Camp Winnarainbow in California. Carrie is also a founding member of the American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO).
Client Focus (Age)
Toddlers/Preschoolers (0 to 6)
Children (6 to 10)
Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
Initial Consultation $150-$160
Therapy Session $90-$180