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

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

If you are looking for top level, in-depth trainings in aerial and circus arts, for creative movers and the teachers who support them, we can help you! Workshops

You are hands down the best aerial coach I have ever had the opportunity to work with. A. Funk, Montreal

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. 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. In 2015 the company was invited for a guest performance at Jacob's Pillow Festival, and Elsie & Serenity received the 2016 Vermont Governor's Walter Cerf Excellence in the Arts Award and the 2016 American Circus Educators Excellence in Education Award.

Fee support is available through the New England States Touring (NEST) program of the New England Foundation for the Arts. Visit 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


In 2007 Elsie & Serenity founded the New England Center for Circus Arts. for recreational and professional students.

Nimble Arts builds aerial equipment & offers instructional DVDS that are 'by aerialists, for aerialists'. See our Aerial Equipment sales page for Fabrics, Trapezes, Aerial Yoga Hammocks and rigging specific to these apparatus.


See Elsie and Serenity in Lifetime TV Networks series Her America! Lifetime hit the road to hear from women in every state—Elsie and Serenity among them—about "what’s important to us and to get a window into your world." The result is Her America, and we’re so excited to share it with you. You can see our story (and explore others) at