Aerial Josh

Joshua Dean is an New York City based aerialist and circus performer and has been for over 10 years. He is cofounder of the theatrical circus company 2 Ring Circus, cofounder and instructor of Aerial Arts NYC, faculty member for Pace University, and cofounder of Boys Night: An All Male Cirquelesque Revue. He has created aerial and circus work for theaters, cruise ships, nightclubs and corporate events for more than a decade. You may have seen him perform at NYC staples such as the Slipper Room, Webster Hall, the Box, Galapagos Art Space, & Santos Party House. His theatrical credits include LA Opera's "The Ghosts of Versailles" directed by Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak, Twyla Tharp's "The Times They Are A-Changin", Goodspeed Opera House's "CARNIVAL!" directed by Darko Tresnjak and choreographed by Peggy Hickey and many more. He has performed his 2 person show across the 7 seas with Norwegian Cruise Line, headlined "Boys' Night" on Atlantis Cruises and "Boys' Night" is currently enjoying it's monthly residence at the Slipper Room. TV credits include consulting for NBC's Smash and Good Morning America.


Aerialist & Circus Performer

1912480_837676956257813_214444510_nJoshua Dean has been a professional entertainer for 20 years. He started his career as a dancer and musical theater performer where he worked with such dance legends as Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Now he has spent 15 years to become one of the best circus performers in NYC. He can help to give your corporate/private event a dynamic and artistic performance. And there is no need to worry about his cirquelesque side. Touring with 2 Ring Circus across the US, China, and the 7 seas as sweet Jojo the clown, he has enchanted children and adults with his circus skills and clowning. From bar mitzvahs to corporate events to galas and night life he can adapt his performance for any event. Notable clients include Bravo TV and the American Cancer Society. He can perform acts on a variety of aerial apparatus including aerial fabric(silks), trapeze, lyra, and more. Ground acts include duo acrobatics, Cyr wheel, chair stacking and clowning.


IMG_3054-XLJoshua is known as "The Cirquelesque Sensation of NYC". He is a 140 lb. stick of dynamite that is ready to explode onto the stage. He combines the thrill of circus with the art of burlesque to give a performance like no other. Humor, sensuality, dynamic skills and a body that won't quit will make you hold your breath at his daring while feeling the heat from the tease. From trapeze to silks to lyra to Cyr wheel, his skills make him a renaissance man of the circus.

With Ben Franklin, he is part of the cirquelesque duo 2 TO FLY. They are known as "The Acrobatic Teasers", and together, they create burlesque performance acts that dazzle audiences around the globe. Please visit 2 TO FLY to see cirquelesque work with Ben Franklin.



photo by Lauren Goldberg

Joshua Dean Fabric

Aerial Straps at FK

JOSHUA Spanish Web



Photo Shoot w/ Jordan Matter


Clowning as Pan

Lyra at Webster Hall

Chair Stacking

Josh Trapeze




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Floating Kabarette






Duo Trap at Webster Hall

Aerial Duo w/ Lani CorsonDuo AcroAerial Duo w/ Ben FranklinPhoto Shoot w/ Jordan Matter




Trapeze Duo w/ Ben Franklin

Spanish Web at Webster HallVideo Shoot for Madu's "Am I"


The Cirquelesque Sensation

Boys Night - Slipper Room - September 3rd 2015-400Duo Hammock w/ Ben FranklinTeaParty_by_BettinaMay2web

Catch a Falling StarSilks & CropJoshua Dean White - Photo by Ben TrivettBoys Night shot by Jason IgnacioBN




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Mad Tea Party









Aerial Josh would like to thank the following photographers for the above images: Jordan Matter, Ben Trivett, Mark Shelby Perry, Andrew T. Foster, Bettina May, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Jan Meisnner, Theodore Kofman, Rian Bodner, Lauren Goldberg, Kenneth Feldman, and Carl Hutzler.


US Aerial Championship Video

Cyr Wheel

Corporate/Event - Silks

Corporate/Event - Web

Cirquelesque - Silks

Cirquelesque - Trapeze

Aerial Hoop

Aerial Straps


Joshua Dean

Cell phone: (917) 538-1855
Email: AerialJosh@me.com