contortionist

as in gymnast
a performer who twists his or her body into unusual positions The circus included a contortionist who could put both feet behind her head.

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“Contortionist.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contortionist. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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