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JOSEPHINE SOMERVILLE

Circus

Movement

Performance

Art

About

ABOUT

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. She has graced stages and tents in North America and Europe and is excited to continue doing circus across the globe! When not upside down, Josephine enjoys baking, geeking out about psychology and circademics, and spending time with her cats, Sam and Clyde.

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Where is Josephine Now?

Currently...

New England

Available From...

June 2024

Gallery

GALLERY

TIPPY LYRA

"Smoke Signals"

This piece is ethereal and dynamic, exploring control, struggle, and acceptance.

Full act available upon request.

GERMAN WHEEL

"Fowl Play"

Watch to see the "Caws" of death, this piece invites audiences to laugh at the absurdity of life and whatever may come after.

GERMAN WHEEL

"Joshy-kins"
This is a comedic comng-of age piece, featuring pre-teen silliness and awkwardness.

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DANCE TRAPEZE

"Yesterday's Wake"

This piece explores our uneasy yet indissoluble relationship to nature, it's beauty and fragility. 

Video coming soon

ACTS AVAILABLE

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*

Acts
Video

VIDEO

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