Circus News

Rebecca Truman
Aerialist, Director, Author -United Kingdom
In 1988, Rebecca Truman launched Skinning the Cat – Circus of the Sky, the UK’s first outdoor aerial company, producing groundbreaking narrative and character-based shows.

The company toured internationally until 2012, establishing a unique style, which brought together Rebecca’s skills as a performer, costumier, rig designer and artistic director. The company appeared in cabaret, circus, variety, pantomime and corporate entertainments.  It was an important part of the company’s identity that it was an all-woman organisation. 

Skinning the Cat (which takes its name from a traditional trapeze move) is, by its inclusion in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s permanent collection and in the National Circus Archive at the University of Sheffield, recognised as a forerunner of the contemporary circus movement.

Rebecca has recently published Aerialist – The colourful life of a trapeze artist.