The CEO of SACAA, Nichola Slaverse, is a former professional ice skater turned circus artist. She has been in the circus for over 30 years and started her career touring and performing in Europe. A former member of the South African National Circus and founder and director of The Silk Workshop. She has years of performances, teaching experience and fundraising under her belt. Nichola has many fond memories of her circus endeavours, including a memorable performance for the king of Swaziland.