Fanny is an eighth generation performer of a well-known French circus family. She is the daughter of Albert Kerwich, a renowned aerialist and circus entrepreneur in Canada. A performer since the age of 6, Fanny attended Annie Fratellini's celebrated National Circus School in Paris and later studied in Moscow under the legendary circus act director, Valentin Gneushev.
Fanny has since performed throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Russia, Canada, India, South America, and the Caribbean. Among many other prestigious venues, she has been featured at the world-famous Lido and Moulin Rouge in Paris, Circus Roncalli in Germany, Feld Entertainment's Barnum's Kaleidoscape U.S. Tour, and at San Francisco's internationally renowned Teatro ZinZanni. A highly versatile circus performer, Fanny has performed as an acrobat, aerialist, contortionist, and clown. She has also thrilled audiences with her remarkable hula hoop act.
Fanny has taught circus skills at Dallas International School since 2003 and also at Southern Methodist University (S.M.U.). She has taught circus skills and choreographed circus skills for Kitchen Dog Theatre's production of Barbette (2002) and for Stratford High School's production of Barnum (2009). Fanny co-founded Texas's first circus studio, The Expressionists, in Dallas, where she taught circus skills to children and adults. Fanny also created and directed Extravaganza – Le Cirque in 2005 for Dallas Scottish Rite.
In 2006, Fanny founded Lone Star Circus Arts Center where she currently serves as Creative Director of Lone Star Circus® and Lone Star Circus School. For Lone Star Circus®, Fanny created and directed Celebration Le Cirque (2007), Celebration Le Cirque (2008), Cirque Banquista! (2009), and Cirque Banquisté (2011 and 2012). Her newest production, Charivari, debuts in 2013 at Dallas Children's Theater.
Lone Star Circus® represents Fanny's desire to share her deep passion and love for the circus with children and adults in her adopted home state of Texas. Fanny and her husband, Mark Doyle, are the proud parents of their daughter, Gitana, and son, Garrett.