headshot of serenity smith forchion, co-founder of NECCA

Serenity Smith Forchion

co-Founder/ Producing Director & Youth Performance Troupe Director

Serenity Smith Forchion and her twin sister are award winning aerialists & founders of the New England Center for Circus Arts. Serenity’s resume includes Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey , Special Award at Wuqiao Festival, Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and American Circus Educators Award for Excellence in Education. Her students grace the stages of the world including Circa, 7 Fingers, Soap, Pippin and Cirque du Soleil. Serenity’s expertise brings detailed concepts of technique to each student focusing on fundamental body awareness in order to expand the student’s capacity to explore new movements and accomplish higher level skills and creativity. Through their award winning production company, Nimble Arts, Serenity and her twin tour the world as aerial performers while continuing to work at NECCA. Serenity hopes to inspire the current and next generations of circus performers and teachers with authenticity and grace.

For questions about Community Engagement, Marketing, Youth Performance Troupe, and inquiries from the Press, email Serenity at

“NECCA is an unbelievably fantastic resource that has given my daughter strength, confidence, agility, artistry, and a close family of like-minded souls. Not sure where she would have found her place if not for NECCA.”

“This [NECCA] is a good business plan. This creates jobs, economic development, opportunity, but most importantly, it changes kids’ lives.”

“The kids had a total blast. . .we really appreciate NECCA reaching out to us so that we can all work together to serve our kids better. They were so centered, and grounded, and ready to get back to academics when they came back to school – and that’s exactly what we had hoped for them!”

“I have not felt this beautiful since my surgery. Just as cancer teaches you that you can live through stresses you never imagined, this program teaches you that your body can fly and do things you never imagined.”

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