Zoe Heywood

World-Class Aerialist & Coach at Moody Street Circus

Zoë Isadora is a third-generation aerialist & circus performer who grew up in Circus Flora, Cirque Passion and at Moody Street Circus. She has performed outstanding acts on nearly every aerial apparatus there is: silks (aerial fabric), corde-lisse (rope), aerial sling, straps, aerial hoop (Lyra) and chains.

Zoë grew up brushing her teeth while hanging by her knees from the trapeze in her family’s living room. She first appeared in her mother Melinda’s arms in the ring of Circus Flora when she was 9 months old with a beautiful hot pink sequined head bow that hand-sewn by Olinka Wallenda.

Zoë toured with the legendary Flying Wallenda family circus performing an elegant silks act during their 2016 tour of the Northeast State Fairs. She assisted during the Wallenda high wire act as a 2nd generation Platform Wallenda.

Besides learning the literal ropes from growing up with her traveling circus family, Zoë has trained and/or taken private lessons with leading aerialists throughout the world: Rachel Bowman of Womack & Bowman, Elena Panova of San Francisco Circus Center, Emiliano Ron “The Rope Master,” Alex Allan & more.

Zoë is currently a student at Wellesley College (class of ’22). She continues to perform, coach at Moody Street Circus and teach aerial workshops around the world.