violet defiant in a circus costume with a dog in a tutu

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Violet Defiant

Violet Defiant Livingston // creator, writer, performer, educator // swinging trapezist, hand balancer, static trapezist, partner acrobat, object manipulator.

Violet is a multidisciplinary circus artist, specializing in acrobatic and lyric storytelling. She graduated from NECCA’s ProTrack program in 2022, and has been creating and touring with the queer, rural circus collective Big Teeth Performance Collective since. In Goodbye Party The Show, Violet uses her technique as a foot juggler and trapeze artist to tell stories about climate catastrophe with grit and heart. You can find her online @violetdefiantcircus or find out more about Big Teeth’s NorthEast tour at

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