Josephine Somerville is a dynamic, expressive circus artist. Specializing in tippy lyra and german wheel, Josephine enjoys finding new and unexpected movements on any apparatus, and is particularly drawn to circles, with their finite infinity. She is inspired by human stories, emotion, and connection.
Josephine grew up reading books, singing, and playing viola on an aspiring suburban farm in Boston, MA, with her family cats, dog, occasional bees, and eventually chickens. She has been performing since age 4, singing the entire soundtrack of The Sound of Music on her grandparents porch. At age 12, Josephine went to see a circus show with her oma and fell in love. A few years later, she started taking circus classes, and soon she was spending all her free time in the air or rolling around in a wheel. After graduating college with a BS in neuroscience, Josephine completed the New England Center for Circus Arts ProTrack Program in 2023, specializing in tippy lyra and german wheel. Outside circus, Josephine still enjoys geeking out about psychology and circademics and spending time with her cats, Sam and Clyde.
Where is Josephine Now?
Circus Snor: Entree (NL)
This piece explores our uneasy yet indissoluble relationship to nature, it's beauty and fragility.
Video coming soon
Josephine has performed tippy lyra, german wheel, static and dance trapeze, lyra, silks, aerial cube, and partner acrobatics. She has experience in rope, duo trapeze & lyra, and physical theather.
*All acts can be modified or customized for shows and events*