Sophia Herscu


At age six, Sophia was presenting circus shows on the swing-set in her backyard. She graduated from Colorado College with a BA in Sociology and Drama/Dance in 2011. Following graduation, she was awarded a Watson Fellowship to travel the world teaching and exploring the positive impact of circus education on underprivileged youth and women.

Sophia is a graduate of the Aerial Dance Professional Training Program at Frequent Flyers in Boulder, CO. Sophia is one of the artistic directors of Spoke Movement Ensemble, a Boston-based contemporary circus and physical theater company. Before her move to Boston, Sophia taught with Frequent Flyers and performed with Colorado-based Iluminar Aerial.

Sophia recently graduated with an Ed.M. in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is a co-manager and co-owner of the Commonwealth Circus Center in Jamaica Plain. Sophia is delighted to be a part of the Esh Community!