The Audacity Project LITE: Self Guided Course

8-week creative and professional development for aerialists, performers, and freelance artists

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For aerialists, performers, and other freelance artists ready to do the damn thing.

  • 100% online course; work from anywhere that has internet access
  • Weekly assignments and resources provided via Teachable platform
  • No-nonsense, action-based tasks that get proven results
  • Affordable way to get off your ass, get over your fears, and get it done

How do I know if the Audacity Project is right for me?

You should meet these criteria to excel at the program:

1- Access to a computer and the Internet, with very basic computer literacy or a drive to conquer it.

2- The willingness and desire to brave the wild unknown and deal with your shit, even when it's uncomfortable. The ability to call yourself out and take responsibility for your emotions when you're making excuses.

3- The ability to pay for the program without suffering or hurting your quality of life.

4- Competence in your discipline, with a desire for excellence. This is not a course for aerialists who cannot yet invert, or dancers in their first 6 months of training. Have the basics under your belt. Basic competence.

5- Hunger for something more. Don't take this course if you're happy and satisfied with your lot- take it when you're at a crossroads, feeling lost in the woods, and need direction. Take it when you find yourself at the end of a sidewalk. Take it when you know there's something better for you than what you currently have.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course begins now and drip-feeds you weekly assignments. This version of the Audacity Project is entirely self-guided, so you can take your time and go at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I don't want to do this professionally, but I still want to develop as an artist? Is The Audacity Project still a good fit for me?
YES!!! A large percentage of the artists that come through my door have full time muggle jobs that they love and want to keep. But they also know they want to grow as an artist and pursue greater opportunity with tools and education under their belts for best practices moving forward.
I want to grow my business as a coach...will this program help me?
Many artists have gone through the project as a coach, and as a performer, and some as a company. The same principles have proven effective for all approaches. But don't take my word for it:

Your Instructor

Rachel Strickland
Rachel Strickland

Classically trained in ballet since the age of three, Rachel is a dancer turned aerialist, choreographer, and variety performer. She began her study of circus arts in 2007, developing a unique style and approach to aerial work, and has performed extensively across the United States and around the world. As a performer and choreographer, Rachel is known for her innovative combinations, movement quality, and obsessive study of spiral momentum. International collaborations include devising choreography and performing with Fidget Feet Aerial Dance in Ireland, as well as the award winning show “Elements” with Natural Wings out of Perth in Western Australia. Homemade recipes include writing and producing “Icarus” which debuted in the 2013 New Orleans Fringe Festival. She feels honored to have worked on US soil with such fine companies as ticktock, Emerald City Trapeze Arts, Madame Rex Entertainment, Kinetic Arts Productions, Trapeze World, Queensryche, and Circus Automatic.

Given to excess and quixotic tendencies, Rachel specializes in aerial hoop choreography and the practice of telling stories.

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