Fort Washington Student’s Balancing Act Promotes Circadium

Photo of Nicole Burgio performing on a trapeze in front of the Art Museum courtesy of Jonathan Wilson, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Passersby recently watched with their mouths agape, as they observed Fort Washington’s Luna Deasy balance atop a barrier as if she were weightless on the terrace of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, writes Jason Nark for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

“It’s called the crocodile,” said Deasy. “It’s one of the hand mounts I do.”

Deasy, a graduate of Flourtown’s Mount Saint Joseph Academy, is currently a student at Philadelphia’s School of Circus Arts in Germantown. She was on the museum’s terrace to promote Circadium, which is a full-time, three-year professional school starting next year for aspiring circus artists.

The school is planning to break ground on a new Circadium building this winter and has already launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 for initial start-up fees. Circadium is open to students 18 and older with a high school diploma and some experience in circus, dance, theater, or gymnastics.

Online applications are due by Nov. 30.

“Circus is my life,” said Deasy. “It’s all I want to do.”

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