There's only One Allison McDermott

Allison McDermott, aerial arts, trapeze, circus

The One

Allison McDermott is a circus artist from Middletown, CT and an alumni of the Children's Circus of Middletown. She studied aerial hoop and hand balancing at the New England Center for Circus Arts' ProTrack program. Some of her notable performance credits include Detective Lestrade in Cirqularity’s Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night and a Fairy Aerialist in ARTFARM’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Allison is currently touring  ARTFARM’s Sir Isaac Newton’s Little Apple Circus  and ARTFARM’s Circus for a Fragile Planet.  

Allison McDermott

The Only

In 2018 Allison created two original circus productions; CYCLES, a whimsical aerial circus collaboration with Matica Arts and This is Artstagram!, a self-written and self-directed circus-theater hybrid. In 2019 she directed Circus Botanicus: The Secret Life of Plants, an original circus production created for Circophony, a youth circus troupe in Middletown, CT.  She was brought back in to direct Circophony's 2020 production Spysight is 20/20. Allison has written, performed and choreographed circus work for Artfarm, Oddfellows Playhouse and Air Temple Arts.


Allison McDermott, stilt walker, event, circus

Allison McDermott

Allison is currently available to direct, choreograph and lead new circus work. She is also available to entertain you  (both on the ground and in the air) and performs at festivals, schools, theaters and corporate events. Contact her to see how she can make your event extra special!