Toria Summerville
Contortionist, Actor, Dancer
ACTRA
“Be yourself; everyone else is taken.”
– Oscar Wilde

Toria Summerville is a professional circus performer and a real life human pretzel from Ajax, Ontario. She is trained in a number of disciplines including hand-balancing, dance, acrobatics, aerial arts and specializes in contortion.

Also known as Flexy-T, Toria began her journey as a multi-time award-winning dancer. At a young age, she had discovered she possessed rare natural flexibility beyond that of the average person, which came along with some health complications. Her doctors realized she was born with a rare genetic connective tissue disease called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. She then expanded her training regimen to include circus skills with the aim of developing her strength to control her frequent joint dislocations. These strategies helped her manage the chronic-illness and explore her talents in new ways.

Her career thus far has seen her performing across North America with a myriad of talent companies (Cirque Revolution, Illuminair Entertainment, Zacada Circus, Trellis Entertainment, Zero Gravity Circus, Hit & Run Productions, The Idea Hunter, among others). She has dazzled large audiences at high profile events such as being the featured act for the Halftime Show at The Raptors game on Halloween night, and she can be seen performing her act as a contestant on Season 2 of Canada’s Got Talent on CityTV.

In addition, Toria has also started crossing over into the realm of Film & Television. Her most recent credits include; acting and performing contortion stunts in the upcoming Netflix Documentary “Devil’s Defence”, Amazon Studio’s “Gen V”, Eli Roth’s Virtual Reality Experience “Trick VR Treat”, The Documentary about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome “Bend or Break”, “American Gods – Season 3”, “What We do in the Shadows – Season 2”, and is featured in music videos for Kandle Osborne’s indie-hit “Bender”, and can be found in Gabriela Bee’s “Like 2 Like”.