Notable Performances

This Is Artstagram! - Middletown, CT - May 2018

Hand Balancing, Juggling, Chin Balance

CYCLES - Torrington, CT - February 2018

Partner Acrobatics, Diabolo, Static Trapeze, Juggling, Duo Lyra 

ARTFARM'S Sir isaac Newton's Little Apple Circus - Middletown, CT - January 2016-Present

Diabolo, Partner Acrobatics, Juggling

Madame Thalia's Vaudeville Revue - New Haven, CT - October 2016-Present

Diabolo, Dance, Stilt walking, Juggling

Show Circus Studio - easthampton, ma - January 2014-Present
Stilt Walking, Aerial Hoop, Static Trapeze, Roving entertainment & Staged Productions

Matica Arts - Harwinton, CT - 2011-Present
Roving Stilt walking Entertainment, Aerial hoop

Nimble Arts - new england region - 2015-Present
Stilt Walking, Roving Entertainment

aerial Throwback Extravaganza - New Haven, CT - November 2017

Dance, balance, Choreography

Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival  - Croton-on-Hudson, NY - June 2017 & 2018

Roving Stilt Walking Entertainment

Sherlock Holmes and the Sapphire Night - Cirqularity - Northeast Tour - February 2017-April 2017

Detective Lestrade, diabolo, Partner acrobatics

ARTFARM'S A Midsummer Night's Dream - Middletown, CT - July 2015

Fairy/Aerialist, Aerial Silks, Aerial hoop, Hand balancing, Partner Acrobatics, Ground acrobatics, Dance

Special Relativity - new haven, CT - January 2015

Direction, Choreography, Static Trapeze, Juggling, Partner acrobatics, Dance

ARTFARM'S Circus for A Fragile Planet : Submerged - New England Tour - 2011-2015

Petra, Choreography, Stilt walking, Partner Acrobatics, Ground acrobatics, Dance


Allison McDermott was raised and trained as a stilt walker at the Oddfellows Playhouse Children’s Circus of Middletown in Connecticut. As an adult, Allison continued her education in the New England Center for Circus Arts’ Professional Track Program, where she studied aerial hoop and hand balancing. After her graduation from NECCA, Allison returned to Connecticut where she trains circus, performs circus, teaches circus and... yes, does mostly all things circus. Allison serves as the lead trainer for Circophony, a youth circus company in Middletown, CT. She is currently touring in ARTFARM’s Sir Isaac Newton’s Little Apple Circus and Circus for a Fragile Planet. Last year Allison presented two new original circus works; Cycles, a circus collaboration with Matica Arts and This Is Artstagram! a theater-circus hybrid. Both shows are currently available for performances. 



Stilt walking  |  Diabolo  |  Aerial Hoop  |  Static Trapeze  |  Partner Acrobatics  |  Juggling