Elsie and Serenity Smith are identical twins specializing in aerial acrobatics who appeared as the acclaimed Duo Trapeze act on Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco.
They perform as Gemini Trapeze and run a circus school and performance troupe as Nimble Arts. The sisters’ teaching &
performing backgrounds include Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus, Circus of the Kids, the New Pickle Circus, Pilobolus, Canopy Aerial Dance Studio, Sea World & Circus Smirkus. Serenity & her husband, Bill Forchion, also perform a partner acrobatic act.
Elsie & Serenity have performed for many corporate & private events & print & television campaigns including for Coca Cola, Hewlett Packard, ADS, Pacific Bell, Vogue, Wells Fargo Bank & a Primus music video.
Bill, besides performing with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., & The Pickle
Family Circus, has an extensive career as a stunt man and actor in film & television.
Serenity helped found the San Francisco School of Circus Arts & was Pilates captain for /Saltimbanco/ where she worked closely with physical therapists to promote injury prevention & rehabilitation. Elsie taught aerials at the SFSCA, has a coaches certification in trampoline, & choreographed with Sea World, Circus Smikrus & the UGA Dance department among others.