Toria Summerville
Contortionist, Actor, Dancer
“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. By the age of 14, her doctors began treating her for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which is a rare disorder that affects the connective tissues in the body. 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 (Hit and Run Dance Productions, A2D2 Circus, La Rouge Entertainment, Zacada Circus, Trellis Entertainment, Zero Gravity Circus, Illuminair Entertainment, among others). She has also dazzled audiences at high profile events such as Prince Amyn Aga Khan’s prestigious Lapis Ball at the Aga Khan Museum, Archangel Summit, Mayors Evening for the Arts, Revlon’s Runway Show for New Colour Line “Excel”, MasterCard’s “Priceless Table” Event at the Sony Centre, Functions and tours for major companies such as BMO, Bruce Power and Honda, Multiple events at Casa Loma, as well as many other distinguished awards shows and exclusive events on Toronto’s social, arts, and entertainment scenes.

In addition, Toria has also started pursuing her dream of crossing over into the realm of Film & Television. Her most recent credits include contortion stunts in “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”.