Nimble Arts founders Elsie and Serenity are actively part of the new American Circus Alliance, a service and advocacy organization dedicated to circus performance and production in the United States. American Circus Alliance
Nimble Arts' costume crew are making masks. Check HERE for details.
Nimble Arts offers a variety of creative performance options for outdoor, indoor, and virtual entertainment. Together we can brainstorm ways to make your community event, fundraiser, private party, or corporate celebration an exciting and delightful experience. From full cirque style theater shows, to shortened family geared park events, to single acts and strolling entertainers, we can enliven your world!
If you are looking for our July / August performances of our new show Ruckus in a Box, you'll find them here!
July 24, 3 pm and 6 pm presented by NEXTStage arts, in Brattleboro, Vermont (USA). Info and tix here: www.nextstagearts.org
July 30 - August 1, multiple shows daily at the Festival of Fools in Burlington, Vermont (USA) Info on this street theater festival Festival of Fools
And we're booking that show now for Winter 2022 regional tour if you're looking for a fun show for your audience!
Serenity & Elsie, Founders of Nimble Arts
PERFORMANCES. WORKSHOPS/CLASSES. AERIAL EQUIPMENT.
ELEVATING CIRCUS ARTS.
Nimble Arts specializes in creating entertainment for theaters and events which are flexible for distanced entertainment. We can set up inside a large hall or gymnasium as well as a traditional theater, so let's brainstorm ways to make your audience comfortable and excited. If you are looking for a full theatrical stage show, or stunning acts for your special event, a ringmaster to enliven your auction or a customized production for your community event, we can help you! Acts for Booking
Fee support is available through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit www.nefa.org for more information.
See a time lapse video of us setting up our freestanding aerial rig which can go on stage or outdoors and pretty much anywhere!
Nimble Arts freestanding aerial rig
I LOVED the performances. . . so classy, funny, artistic, and just the right mix and timing for each act. Vicky Pittman, Colonial Theatre, Director of Education & Community Engagement
Elsie and Serenity offer in-depth trainings in a variety of aerial and circus arts with a specialization in teacher trainings for aerial and acrobatic coaches. We also offer creative support for development of new works. And yes, we offer online options so join us from anywhere in the world. Book a private lesson now, connect as a group from your studio for staff development, and check out any upcoming workshops for when we can work in person.Workshops
You are hands down the best aerial coach I have ever had the opportunity to work with. A. Funk, Montreal
We say our equipment is 'by aerialists, for aerialists' and it has been tested out by top artists around the world. We build custom trapezes, aerial fabric/silks, aerial hammock/slings, and the rigging needed to use them out of the box. We don't have a shopping cart online because we want you to start by asking any questions so we can help you get exactly what you want. Buy Equipment
Nimble Arts was founded by identical twin aerialists Elsie Smith & Serenity Smith Forchion to create inventive works of theatrical circus. Their own performing resumes include duo swinging trapeze with Cirque du Soleil, aerials and acrobatics with Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, the Pickle Family Circus and many other traditional through contemporary style circuses around the world including guest performance at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival,. They are Bronze Medal winners at the Albacete Circus Festival, and received a Special Award at the invitational Wuqiao Circus Festival in China for their unique spinning duo trapeze act. Their Nimble Arts ensemble includes performers formerly with Cirque Eloize, Circa, Big Apple Circus, Pilobolus and others. Elsie & Serenity received the Vermont Governor's Walter Cerf Excellence in the Arts Award and the American Circus Educators Excellence in Education Award. In 2007, Elsie & Serenity founded the New England Center for Circus Arts now the leading circus school in the United States.