NIMBLE ARTS: Circus acts & full productions
Nimble Arts was founded by award winning aerialists Elsie Smith & Serenity Smith Forchion, identical twins who specialize in aerial acrobatics.
Elsie & Serenity's performing resumes include Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey, New Pickle Circus, Cirque Le Masque, and numerous corporate and event planner clients. Their gigs take them around the world with their duo trapeze and duo fabric acts, as well as various solos on aerial apparatus. Serenity also performs a partner handbalancing act with her husband, Bill Forchion.
In 2003 the sisters founded their performance company NIMBLE ARTS which represents themselves and a small group of high level performers who they book for events locally and around the world. Among their honors as performers and businesswomen, the sisters won a business plan competition in 2006 for their work with Nimble Arts, and in 2008 and the twins received a Special Award at the Wuqiao International Circus Festival in China, an invitation only competition for their duo trapeze performance. And in 2009 they won a Bronze Medal at the International Festival of Circus in Albacete, Spain for the same act called 'Dos Chicas'.
The twins continue to choreograph and teach for circus, dance & theater companies and schools. Serenity helped found San Francisco's Circus Center & was Pilates captain for Saltimbanco where she worked closely with physical therapists to promote injury prevention & rehabilitation. Elsie has a coach's certification in trampoline & has choreographed for the UGA Dance department, Circus Smirkus, Umo Ensemble, Pilobolus & Sea World, among others.
From 2004 - 2007 they toured their company show 'The Love Show'. In 2007 they founded the New England Center for Circus Arts which is their Brattleboro based circus school for recreational and professional students. The two continue to teach at NECCA which is a not for profit organization, as well as perform regularly. Their current creative project is a new touring show with their company called Ruckus.
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For information on their classes, please call (802) 254-9780.
Featured Aerialist in Boston on Gig Salad
Elsie & Serenity, along with Serenity's husband Bill and many other top acrobats and aerialists, are featured in a new photography book by world renowned photographer Acey Harper!
Private Acts: The Acrobat Sublime
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Just a very belated thank you for your show! I took a friend for her Birthday--we were both tired, kind of sick and at the end of very long days, and almost didn't make it there . Anyway, by the end of the show we were both awake and feeling much better--it was delightful--lots of places to laugh and of course, beautiful to watch. Thank you for your hard work and being such wonderful entertainers--your show certainly made a difference at the end of a hard week and kind of bleak month.