• Award Winning Aerialists Elsie & Serenity

    Award Winning Aerialists Elsie & Serenity

    Special Award from the Wuqiao Circus Festival, Bronze Medal at Albacete International Circus Festival, Vermont Governor's Excellence in the Arts Award, American Circus Educators' Excellence in Education Award - Check out our Acts

  • Aerial & Ground Acts

    Aerial & Ground Acts

    We have an ensemble company of world class performers who can offer an array of aerial and ground acts as well as strolling and themed entertainment. - For More Info

  • Special Events

    Special Events

    Let us help you make your event the most talked about experience! Combine our award winning performers with our Freestanding Aerial Rig plus lighting package and have stunning entertainment -- weddings, award ceremonies, holiday parties, etc! - Photo Gallery

  • Aerial Teacher Trainings

    Aerial Teacher Trainings

    Hands on workshops offered around the world for new and experienced teachers on many apparatus - Progressive Teacher Trainings

  • Aerial Equipment for Sale

    Aerial Equipment for Sale

    By Aerialists, For Aerialists! Including regular & custom dyed aerial fabrics, trapezes and the rigging gear needed to use them. - Items Here

Our costume crew are making masks. Check HERE for details.

And HERE'S THE DESIGN for a filtered mask if you want to make your own. How To Make a BTN Filtered Face Mask

We'll get through this together.

Nimble Arts offers distanced performance options with our freestanding aerial rig 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.

Check out CIRCUS IN PLACE on October 3 & 4, 2020 in Brattleboro, VT. Tickets on sale NOW!

Serenity & Elsie, Founders of Nimble Arts



Nimble Arts specializes in outdoor events which are perfect 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 entertain from a distance. 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. for recreational and professional students.


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 heramerica.com