Circus Ring of Fame Wheel Plaque

Josephine Berosini

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 2005

Circus Profession: Highwire Performer

josephine berosini Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee

A daring aerialist whose heart stopping performances made her one of the most accomplished highwire artists of the Post-World War II era. She was the first woman to begin and end her act by climbing to, and descending from, the highwire on the diagonal cables that support the poles on each end of the Rigging. Shunning the use of a balancing pole, she performed on the wire while blindfolded, danced the Rumba and balanced alone on a bicycle seat.