• 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



Nimble Arts offers technique, creativity and teacher training workshops at colleges, circus schools, dance companies and circuses around the world. Founders Elsie Smith & Serenity Smith Forchion aim to improve the opportunities for creative movers and the teachers who elevate them. Elsie and Serenity are recipients of international awards for their work, including most recently the Vermont Governor’s hand picked Walter Cerf Excellence in the Arts Award and the American Circus Educators Excellence in Education Award.

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Your knowledge and understanding of the body is very inspiring. . .my journey in this chosen field will flourish as a result of the techniques you taught. S. Mcdonagh, Ireland
Serenity and Elsie are pioneers in the teaching of aerial arts, and are consummate artists and coaches. L. Witwer, New York City
The course exceeded my expectations – fantastic. S. Baltusyte, Great Britain
The tutors experience is vast and I’ve learnt so much that I now want to do the next level of the teacher training. K. Middler, England
Brilliant course - Richly educational, fabulous teaching, greatly relevant material, and incredibly welcoming and encouraging. Anja Meinhardt, Justice in Motion, England
You have opened my eyes to the many considerations that running aerial classes involves. It is abundantly clear that the quality and content of your courses is second to none. Natasha Mille, Scotland


Oct 7-9, 2022 (Weare, NH USA) Introduction to Harness Dancing in Trees: Level One

Oct 7-9, 2022 (Weare, NH USA) Introduction to Harness Dancing in Trees: Level One
Schedule: Friday 5 pm through Sunday 5 pm
Fee: $395 plus $50 equipment fee total: $445 (includes indoor house camping lodging)
At Renaissance Acres Tree Care, Weare, NH (USA)
Age 16 & up (or by permission of instructor)

Workshop Info document
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The Instructors:
Tree Dancing/Aerialist: Serenity Smith Forchion
Tree Climbing/Arborist: Mark Przekurat

Join an expert arborist and aerialist team for a unique outdoor workshop where you learn the ropes of climbing as well as flex your creative dancer acrobat spirit from the safety of harness suspension. This is an Introductory version (Level 1) of our full 5 day course (Level 1&2) and will teach beginning material for any curious movers. Ascend into a world of aerial exploration and personal discovery with nature as your creative backdrop. No prior experience necessary.

**Learn about installing points for supported exploration on climbing lines that is safe for the tree and safe for you.
**Experience a variety of harnesses, rigging options and climbing tools.
**A typical day will include practical and creative programming: grounded meditation, tree anatomy, rigging instruction, equipment sampling, creative sharing, stretching & physical training, and personal discovery time.
**Risk assessment strategies, rescue plan options.

A NOTE ON COVID: All participants must be fully vaccinated. We require a negative test upon arrival so we can be unmasked together for the duration of the program.

Nov. 18 - 20: Vertical Dance (Brattleboro, VT (USA)

Nov. 18 - 20: Vertical Dance (Brattleboro, VT (USA)
Friday, Nov. 18 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 19 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 20 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Indoor Weekend Immersion at NECCA, Brattleboro Vermont (USA)
Fee: $350 plus $50 equipment fee
Age: 16 and up or by permission of instructor

Registration Link

A unique workshop where we dance on the walls and change the rules of gravity! Using harnesses and rope tools from rock climbers and arborists, you’ll learn the grace and weightlessness available when we turn the world on its side. This workshop is excellent for any movers curious to dance and tumble with a weightlessness that allows for softer impacts and a more gentle way of flipping and flying.

Prerequisites: None! Saddles, ropes, helmets, safety glasses, and ascending/descending options will all be provided by Renaissance Acres Tree Care. Additional aerial dance style harnesses will be provided by Nimble Arts. You may bring whatever harnesses or gear you have (please mark it carefully for identification so we know it is yours) and it must pass inspection prior to use.

The Instructors:
Tree Dancing/Aerialist: Serenity Smith Forchion
Tree Climbing/Arborist: Mark Przekurat