Mission & History
AcroSports is a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach and develop the physical, performing and circus arts. We commit ourselves to serving our community in a safe, positive environment, offering activities that encourage teamwork and build strengths and self-esteem, and enhancing life's experience.
AcroSports is located in the landmark Poly Gym across from San Francisco’s Kezar Stadium – parts of the old Polytechnic High School saved by the community to become centers for recreation, learning, and sports.
AcroSports was co-founded in 1993 by Sergey Zenov and Youry Kelpatsky (acrobats from the Moscow Circus), Michael Margulis (a Ukrainian gymnast), and Dorrie Huntington (a San Francisco Bay Area community activist and current Executive Director).
With volunteer labor, high spirits, and community support, AcroSports staff, families and friends turned the East gym from an abandoned pigeon roost into an approximately 10,000 square foot facility with full gymnastics equipment and circus rigging along with supporting office, exercise, and art space.
AcroSports is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, staffed by professionals, and supported by parents, students, and friends. AcroSports is determined to offer the best coaching staff by attracting and training talented individuals in acrobatics, gymnastics, dance, and the circus arts. We are committed to working safely, appropriately, and effectively with each of our students.