T H E   A C T S :
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Our artistic Bank includes a variety of entertainers from diverse disciplines.
You name it...We can do it!!
 
 
 
aerialists:  Aerial Tissue/Rope/more:   Momenta 
 Duo Trapeze/Rope:   Fusion 
 Aerialist Ballet/Hoop:   Friction 
 Spanish Web    Centrifica 
 Aerial Skating Gymnast:   Spectra 
 Flying Trapeze:   The Flying Saucers 
 Arachno Trap:   The Eclipse Duo 
 Straps/Cube/Pole/More:   Antares 
 Static Trapeze / Cloud Swing:   Andromeda 
 Male Doubles Tissue:   Imago
 Vertical Rope:   Sidus 

* * Aerial Acts on Spanish Web, Tissue, or
    Trapeze can be performed as solos, doubles,
    or ensemble pieces on multiple aparatus.

 
contortionists:  Male Aerial/Contortion:  Flexion
 Female Dance/Contortion:  Luna
 Female Mime/Contortion:  Astra
 Mongolian Contortionist:  Aurora
 Solo/Duo/Trio Mongolian Contortion:  Mira
 Aerial Hoop Contortion  Mercura

 
variety:  Whirling Dervish / Rope / Tissue: Vortex
 Acrobatic German Wheel:   Corvus 
 Fire Eating:   Solar 
 Fire Ensemble:   Earendil 
 Storyteller:   Axis 
 Cowgirl Tricks:   Elliptica 
 Hand-to-Hand Balancing:   Libra 
 Strolling Puppet Theatre:   Seti 
 Stunt Hoopster:    Gyronaut 
 Chair-Hand Balancing/Straps/Pole/More:   Centaur 
 Stiltwalking/Slackrope/Aerials:   Aphelion 

 

dance???!:
 Belly Dance and Drum Ensemble:   Suhaila 
 Rhinestone Review Shows:   LuminEssence
 Stilt Dancing / Artistic Rollerskating:   Titan 
 Interdisciplinary Movement Artists:   Capacitor 
 Aerial/Vertical Dance:   Bandaloop 

 
comedy:  Hula Hoops:  Orbita 
 Physical Comedy:  Big Bang 
 Acrobatic Clown / Unsupported Ladder:   Mars 
 Treacherous Comedy:   Orion 
 Comic Waiter/Mime/Improvisation:   Oort 

 
illusionist:  Female Illusionist:  Jade 
 Magic / Rolling Globe:   Enigma 

 
musical:  Character Pianist:  Cassiopeia 

 
characters/
impersonators:
 Musical Impersonator: Pleiades
 Character Actress:   Supernova 
 Singing & Dancing Characters:   Pulsar 
 Musical/Comical Impersonator/Ringmistress:   Ms. Ursa Major 
 Comedy Radio-Style Interviewer:   Quasar 

 
oddities:  Dislocation Contortion/Enterology:  Parallax 
 Sideshow Arts:  Anomaly 
 Thrill Stunt Artist:  Plasmar 
 Hand-blown Bubble Sculptures:  Nebular 
 Torture King:  Zamora 
 Female escapologist & side show antics:  Jewels
 Archery:  Aldebaran  

 
living statues:  Living Sculptures:  Ephemeral 
 Various Statues:  Athens & Athena 

 
visual artist:  Various Visual Artists:  Spectrum 
 Luminescent Fiber Optic Sculptures & Costumes:  Albedo 




A E R I A L I S T S


MOMENTA:
The force and speed expressing the motion of a body
The force and speed expressing the motion of a body Momenta is a principle member of San Francisco based Velocity Circus Troupe. Her diverse circus skills include: flying trapeze, static trapeze, Spanish web, aerial tissue, gymnastics and acrobatic bicycle. Momenta also teaches Aerial Arts locally and internationally. She has performed at numerous local galas and internationally at various Club Med resorts.

Height: 5'6"
Weight 125 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Black



FUSION:
The perfect blending of two celestial bodies
Fusion have combined their astronomical skills to create duo trapeze and rope acts of unsurpassed creativity and beauty. They have graced the stages of numerous international circuses, showcases, and galas. Individually, their repertoires include solo trapeze, flying trapeze, aerial clowning, Spanish web, cloud swing, tissue, stilt walking, and juggling.

Height: 5' 4"
Weight 118 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
fusion



friction FRICTION:
The resistive force of a body moving along a given surface
Friction has taken her vast dance experience to the skies as an aerialist specializing in trapeze and tissue. In addition to her seventeen plus years of studying/ performing ballet and musical theater, she has spent the last four years training in aerial arts and Chinese acrobatics with Master Lu Yi at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. She has recently performed with the L.A. Circus and the San Francisco Circus, and has appeared in local theater and cabaret productions including the highly acclaimed Defenestration event. Her numerous skills in the performing arts can be combined to suit any theatrical need.

Height: 5'5"
Weight 125 lbs.
Hair: Auburn
Eyes: Blue



CENTRIFICA:
The force of a body moving around an axis.
Centrifica is an accomplished Spanish web artist who has toured for over ten years with the New-Old Time Chautauga and The Flying Karamazov Brothers. She has extensive training in theater and aerial arts and continues acrobatic training with Master Lu Yi at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. Centrifica is a registered nurse, a graduate of Stanford School of Medicine, and a qualified teacher of circus skills to youth and adults.

Height: 5'2"
Weight 115 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Centrifuga



spectra SPECTRA:
A diverse range of related ideas which overlap so as to form a continuous sequence.
 
Spectra is a Regional, National and International Champion Gymnast/Skater and Entertainer. Spectra's spectacular signature acts combine Ice or In-line Skating with Gravity-defying gymnastics stunts, object manipulation (ball, hoop, ribbon), and daring circus aerials on Spanish web or tissue. Her singularly unique acts have landed her in the spotlight alongside Olympic champions such as Kristi Yamaguchi and Brian Boitano, as well as in shared performances with top names like Tony Hawk and Eddie Campos in extreme sports. Spectra is a favorite feature act at numerous venues including Disney Parks, Television Specials, and Holiday Ice Shows.



Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown





flying
saucers
THE FLYING SAUCERS:
Any of various objects allegedly seen flying at high speeds and altitudes, often with extreme changes in speed and direction, and presumed to be from outer space.
Stephan Gaudreau, president of Trapeze Arts, Inc. a professional flying trapeze ensemble, originally taught circus skills for Club Med. He worked as lead flyer, performing the triple somersault, with the Flying Angels Troupe and other pro flying trapeze acts in the United States. Trapeze Arts, Inc. continues soaring through the air, presenting their breath-taking acts internationally. Trapeze Arts, Inc. also brings the art of flying to any special interest group, corporate event, etc., where anybody can safely experience the thrill of flight.

* Show includes 4 artists



 

 

ECLIPSE DUO :
Total or partial blocking of light by one celestial body passing in front of another.
The Stefallis Duo performs creative aerial adagio acts
using static, swinging, or flying trapeze combined with choreography and
any theme. Their current original presentation is ARACHNO-TRAP, an aerial fantasy with spider web rigging. They have starred in shows for Circus-Circus in Las Vegas, Clyde Bros. Circus, International Club Med resorts, as well as features in numerous international television appearances. The Stefallis Duo is the winner
of the 1992 International Circus Festival.
Arachno trap

 

Antares ANTARES:
A Red Super giant Star of the First Magnitude
 
Antares, a multi-award-winning aerialist and acrobat, has graced the stages of numerous international-caliber shows. His extraordinary combinations of Olympian style gymnastics, circus arts, and dance are omnipresent in his wondrous signature acts such as: Flying cube/straps, Aerial tissue/straps, Hand balancing, Perch pole, Bungee, Roman rings, High wire, the death-defying Upside-down Walk, and more! From concept to completion, Antares is a perfectionist in all aspects
of performance.



Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Black


ANDROMEDA :
The Glorious Galaxy two million light years away and our nearest major galactic neighbor.
Andromeda is an International performer and teacher of aerial trapeze acts. Andromeda originally trained in Flying Trapeze, Capoeira, Tight Wire and Acrobatics at the Ecole Nationale du Cirque in Paris. Her acts of Galactic strength include: solo static trapeze, doubles static cloud swing, partner/solo hand balancing (human statue), and comedic mini-trampoline. Andromeda can also incorporate her virtuoso violin playing into some of her powerful acts.

Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Hair: Optional
Eyes: Blue

Andromeda  

 

Imago IMAGO:
A An idealized concept formed in childhood and retained through adult life
 
This Imago Duo began their career as competitive gymnasts. Combined, they have won numerous national and world championships, as well as a gold medal at the Canada Games. Becoming elite in their sport landed them a job with the prestigious Cirque Du Soleil. After years with Cirque, this Duo conceived Imago, an aerial display of powerful climbs, drops, Palanques, Partner acrobatics, and momentum on the graceful aerial tissue. Imago is a favorite spectacle act at special and gala events.

 

SIDUS:
A celestial body generating light and heat
— a dazzling vision in the sky.

From the age of seven Sidus has been training extensively in gymnastics, which culminated in his winning the honor of Gymnastic Champion four years in a row. Sidus then joined the Moscow Circus where he performed various circus acts including the Flying Trapeze, High Bars, Trampoline and Juggling. He was then approached by the widely popular Cirque du Soleil to be a featured performer showcasing his Vertical Rope Acrobatics, a sensual ballet of strength and agility set to music. Currently, Sidus is performing his unique art for exlusive events including corporate meetings and conventions, special openings such as the "Star Wars" Prermier, and even the New York fashion shows of Gianni Versace. Sidus has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performed with Aerosmith at the American Music Awards, and Destiny's Child at the Grammy Awards.

 





C O N T O R T I O N I S T S



FLEXION:
the energy of bending limbs
Flexion is an extraordinary contortionist and aerialist with a defined style of movement and character. His modeling and stunt experience has landed him notable film and television appearances which include: The Grinch (Jim Carey stunt double), The Cell, Rhapsody in August, The Tonight Show, In the Life, and Nash Bridges, to name a few. Flexion travels the world, astounding audiences at major corporate galas, circus shows, and reviews. Other skills include: fire eating & manipulation, juggling, magic, dance, solo sports, and fluent Japanese. (He also plays trumpet while hanging upside-down on a trapeze by his toes.)

Height: 5' 11"
Weight 160 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
flexion



LUNA:
The ancient Roman goddess personifying the moon.
Luna, contortionist extraordinaire, has achieved excellence in her artistry by combining the skills of contortion, hand balancing, drama, gymnastics, and dance. She has performed her intriguing set at International events and clubs, in music videos, rock and roll tours, and theme parks. Luna continues her training in partner acrobatics and contortion with Master Lu Yi in San Francisco.

Height: 5' 1"
Weight 115 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
luna



astra ASTRA:
Of or from the stars
Astra combines her unique background in pantomime & movement with her extensive acrobatic and contortion training. She has performed with the
San Francisco Circus, Pixar Animation, television and local San Francisco events.



Height: 5' 3"
Weight: 110 lbs.
Hair: Versatile
Eyes: Brown

 

AURORA:
1. The ancient Roman goddess of the dawn.
2. The distorted and radiant light visible from the polar regions of a planet
.
Aurora is a graduate of the prestigious Mongolian State Circus School, specializing in the art of contortion. Her mastery of this exquisite art form has landed her as a shining soloist in her field. Some notable achievements include: Her portrayal on a Mongolian postage stamp, focus of a documentary film, and international tours with several of the world’s most prominent circuses. Television appearances include the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Destination Stardom, and the Donny and Marie show.

Height: 5' 6"
Weight 115 lbs.
Hair: Auburn
Eyes: Auburn

aurora



Mira MIRA:
A rare and super-bright star whose light shifts and varies, enhancing the beauty of the night sky.
Mira is an award-winning contortionist who began her career at youth with the Mongolian National Circus. She has since toured the world, presenting her extraordinary and gravity-defying act to astounded audiences, world leaders, and at private galas. Mira's grace and skill is unsurpassed as she powerfully flows like water through a series of one-and two-hand balances and presses, contortion balances holding on a mouth bit with only her teeth, and extreme back bending. Velocity presents "Mira" as a soloist, duo, or trio contortion act (combined with the Velocity contortionists).

Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 102 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Black



MERCURA:
The female winged messenger moving like fluid as liquid metal
Mercura pushes the limits of the human body in her signature aerial contortion acts. While transcending the limits of gravity, Mercura fluidly drapes, folds, balances, flies, and spins within the realm of the aerial hoop high above the audience. Her extreme artistry is a favorite feature in our national appearances. Mercura is also a respected coach of artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.


Height: 5' 7" (mostly legs)
Weight: 115 lbs.
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Back: Elastic




V A R I E T Y



VORTEX
A whirlpool of force, which is the basic form of the universe
G R E G A N G E L O, is the founder and Artistic Director of Velocity Circus Troupe. His signature act, the WHIRLING CIRCUS DERVISH, has gained international recognition among theater, corporate, and television audiences. He has made appearances before numerous celebrities and
world leaders, including the President of the United States, and has been featured in a Broadway premiere. Gregangelo performs aerial acts on vertical rope and tissue with the Velocity Circus Troupe, teaches aerial arts
in San Francisco, and performs comedy character acting, as well as runs
an off-the-beaten-path mini-museum in San Francisco.


Height: 5'9"
Weight 150 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Green

gregangelo, whirling circus dervish



corvus

CORVUS
The Southern Constellation which is home of the wheel-shaped Cartwheel Galaxy
Corvus is a phenomenal acrobatic display of Man and Technology. Corvus's signature award-winning act and artistry was featured in Cirque Du Soleil's "Quidam" and "Fascination." Corvus seems to defy the laws of physics as he manipulates the wheel and his body into awe-inspiring formations with power, grace, and finesse. Corvus' show-stopping act has also been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Rosie O'Donnell Show, as well as numerous other national and internationally-acclaimed shows and high-profile engagements.

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Solar SOLAR:
a radiant energy, light, and heat from the sun
Solar combines acrobatics, dance, contortion, and Eastern imagery in a gripping act of fire manipulation. Her renowned grace and skill at the ancient art of flame swallowing invariably leaves audiences around the world breathless. She has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Earth Wind and Fire, and Grace Jones, performing in venues from China to Holland, Malaysia to Honduras, and at the Mirage in Las Vegas. Recent television and screen appearances include HBO, The Discovery Channel, and the recent "Dr. Doolittle" with Eddie Murphy. Performing since age 5, Solar has learned from many, but has for the last four years been under the watchful eye of Master Lu Yi, former director of the Nanjing, Big Apple, and Pickle Family Circuses.

Height: 5'3"
Weight 125 lbs.
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Hazel



EARENDIL:
In faerie mythology, the star in the night sky most beloved by the ancient race.

Blending the ancient art of flame manipulation with futuristic alchemy, this beautiful ensemble takes fire artistry to the next level as the world's only multi-colored fire dancing troupe. This wonderous fusion of art and science creates burning hues of green, blue, and scarlet. Fierce in spirit and pure of heart, the trio of performers makes the difficult and dangerous look elegant and easy through their poise, presence, style and comfort with fire. The members of Earendil have graced the stages of national and international audiences form India to Brazil, Las Vegas to New York, the Carribean to Bali, and more. Experience emotions from awe to enlightenment when beholding Earendil's flawless skills with the element of passion, creativity and knowledge.

Height: Flaring
Weight Light
Hair: Infernal
Eyes: Scorching

 

"Some say the world will end in fire.
 Some say in ice.
 From what I've tasted of desire.
 I hold those who favor fire." -- Robert Frost

 




AXIS:
The central stem of a rotating body
Axis is of Yaqui and Huichole descent and comes from a lineage of master storytellers in the Native American and Mexican Cultures. He began writing and storytelling at the ripe age of conception and continues weaving the threads throughout the fabrics of life. He takes his audiences through the looking glass, over the rainbow and into Whoville. A published poet and student of the heart, he warms audiences and captivates the imagination in his spells. He has spoken at numerous centers throughout Arizona and currently performs with Gregangelo in children's venues, The Whirling Circus Dervish and is the development director for Gregangelo & Velocity Circus Troupe.
Axis



Elliptica ELLIPTICA:
The oval orbiting path of a given object around a heavenly body or central axis
Elliptica's "Cowgirl Tricks" stage show blends trick roping, whip cracking, cowgirl comedy, audience participation and more. On stilts as "Lucky Starr" — an eight foot tall ropin' cowgirl — she engages audiences with her special brand of Western humor. Elliptica is a versatile professional performer with a degree in Theater Arts, who also graduated from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College. A recipient of the 1996 Wild West Arts Club "Whipcracker of the Year" award, Elliptica has appeared on stage, film and television in nine countries, delighting audiences around the world.



Libra LIBRA:
The balance: a Zodiacal constellation represented
as a balancing scale

The Libra Duo are both award-winning gymnasts, turned circus artists
upon joining the cast of Cirque Du Soleil's "Mystere" in Las Vegas.

Both Masters of their craft, Libra joined forces to create "LIBRA," and astonishing display of gravity-defying hand-to-hand balancing, human strength, form, and imagination. Since their years with Cirque Du Soleil, Libra has gone on to perform
at high-profile galas, review shows, and motion pictures
.




SETI:
Acronym for "Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence": the hunt for signals that could indicate the presence of other forms of life in the cosmos.

Seti carries an entire cast of miniature "life forms" in her zany (yet glamorous) costume, which IS the puppet stage. She is a one-woman walking puppet show and accordion band. Recommended for all ages. Seti also offers full multi-cast, multi animation performances with original music and storylines.

Height: 1/2" - 8"
Weight: ???
Hair: Yarn
Eyes: Glass, Buttons

Seti

 

GYRONAUT:
One who has mastered the craft of Circular/Spiral/Orbital navigation
Gyronaut, the self-proclaimed "Hoola King," "Orbitron," "Mister Twister," and "Dr. Coriolis" is the world's most dedicated Hula Hoop stunt man. He is able to leap over tall objects, slice vegetables, juggle and eat, run marathons, and perform cowboy rope tricks — all while hula hooping. His signature 16-foot hoops, flaming hoops, human ring toss (record 53 hoop twirling) keep this guy mighty fit! Dubbed "The Gyro Pelvidelic Abdominal Hoopster," Gyronaut will keep your guests at the edge of their seats with his infinite hoop tricks and crowd-pleasing interactive antics. This dynamic Hula Hoop act is performed as a duo with the sensational artistic gymnast "Phobos" (shown below).

Height: Dizzying
Weight Orbiting
Hair: Coiling
Eyes: Spheres

 

 

Gyronaut

 

Centaur

CENTAUR:
A small body that roams among the realm of the giant planets; the legendary powerful creature that is half-man and half-horse.

Centaur, veteran of Cirque du Soleil, performs astounding gravity-defying acts of strength, grace, flexibility, and balance- on chairs, Chinese poles, aerial straps/tissue, blocks, and more! Incorporating charisma with phenomenal skill, Centaur's artistry is unsurpassed. Training disciplines include gymnastics and circus arts from L'école National du Cirque in Montreal. Centaur has appeared in major print & television ads, as well as in feature roles in review shows.

Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 130
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

 

APHELION:
The point in a solar orbit farthest from the sun.

Aphelion holds a diploma from L'école Nationale de Cirque with a specialization in slack rope (which can be performed as a stage act or interactively with audience members holding rope ends). Her fabulous stilt-walking characters include a Magical Jester (shown), the Statue of Liberty, and a fantastical Silver Queen. (New characters/ costumes are always developing.) Aphelion's other skills and acts include comedy
foot juggling, doubles cloud swing, vertical rope and acrobatics. She has appeared
in Disney Productions as well as regional, national, and international circuses.


Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 130
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

 





D A N C E ? ! !


Suhaila

SUHAILA/VELOCITY DANCER::
an Arabic name for a constellation in the Eastern Sky
The "Velocity Dancers" are led by world-renowned Suhaila Salimpour
who has produced, choreographed, and starred in a countless number
of performances around the world. Suhaila’s unique concept has been compared to the pounding rhythms of "Stomp", the synchronized discipline
of "Riverdance", and the charismatic enthusiasm of "The Rockettes".
The Suhaila Dance Company creates a blast of energy that is honed to perfection, while Suhaila tears up the stage with her rhythmic fire. From
her beautiful and exotic sword dancers to the pounding percussions of
her drum dancers, we invite you to discover the world class Suhaila Dance Company giving sensational entertainment and leaving you with
unbelievable satisfaction.

* 5-16 dancers in ensemble perform phenomenal floor
    shows and accompany many of our spectacle acts.

* Suhaila is available to choreograph ensemble numbers
    for any thematic request.




LuminEssence:
The radiant light emitted form a celestial body.
LuminEssence is our multi-cultural ensemble of extraordinary singers, dancers, and variety artists, who star in elaborate "Rhinestone Review" style shows, which are under the brilliant artistic direction of the world-renowned Mr. DuBeg. Mr. DuBeg's one-of-a-kind, extravagant costumes and choreography are currently featured at the legendary "Moulin Rouge" in Paris, France, as well as in the award-winning spectacle "Jubilee" at Bally's in Las Vegas, USA. LuminEssence is truly a spectacular visual celebration of classic glittering entertainment presented with youthful and contemporary wit, panache, technical wizardry, and sensibility. This rare and lavish production is a signature exclusive.



TITAN:
The largest of the nine moons of Saturn; a person of enormous size
Titan is a gold-medal artistic roller skater with numerous international titles. He is creator of Aerial Stilt Dancing: a dream-like performance on stilts combining jazz, modern dance, circus arts, and visionary costuming. Titan's diverse training includes attendance at the U.S. Olympic International Training Center, and at various dance, acrobatic, and fashion centers.


Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 170
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Titan
photo: Julie Constantino



Capacitor CAPACITOR:
A device for accumulating and building a charge of electricity
Capacitor, a trademark troupe of movement artists, dancers, aerialists, jugglers, musicians, and martial artists, was voted Best Local “Dance” Company in San Francisco. The classically trained Jodi Lomask is the Director of Capacitor and is the daughter of a scientist and a visual artist. Jodi merges both of these contrasting worlds in Capacitor’s work. Capacitor’s innovative repertory explores the effects of the rapid changes in our life brought about by scientific advancement, the majestic gravitational forces of the universe, as well as other science/arts-fused subjects. Utilizing a host of unusual body props and aerial apparatus, Capacitor always provokes our imaginations while stimulating our intellects.

Performers: 3-10
Technicians/Riggers: 1-4
Length of works: 5-70 minutes
Music: Original compositions
Costumes: Original Design



Bandaloop

BANDALOOP:
A group of individuals who unite; performing aerial dance maneuvers while suspended from cords

Founded in 1991, Project Bandaloop is a group of dancers, climbers and riggers under the direction of Amelia Rudolph who present work that emerges from the intersections of dance, sport, ritual and the environment. The work seeks to honor nature and community through performance. Exploring the boundaries of dance and performance, the choreography employs aerial, vertical and horizontal movement to make site-specific dance. The choreography is performed in a wide variety of sites, from urban towers and skyscrapers to stages, warehouses, boulder fields and large granite walls, freeing the dance and dance space of convention. The work
is a marriage of modern dance and rock climbing, culture and nature, mortality and celebration. Honoring the natural world and the human spirit, Project Bandaloop hopes to enrich the quality of life through public art performances that reach large and diverse live audiences, as well as more intimate remote mountain dances and theatre works.


Performers: 4-6
Technicians/Riggers: 2-4
Length of works: 4-20 minutes+
Music: Original or recorded
Costumes: Original - organic in nature
"Facilities": * Theatres and warehouses
* High steel towers / Space Needles
* In the mountains: from boulders to 2,400-feet high & cliffs
* Buildings and skyscrapers up to 23-story high





C O M E D Y



Orbita ORBITA:
the elliptical path around a celestial body

Orbita, aka Stealth Sterlng, combines clowning, physical comedy and amazing skill to present the most diverse hula hoop act in the world today. She has twirled her way across the U.S., Canada, and Asia, performing in circuses, theatres, festivals, nightclubs and corporate events. Orbita has many years of circus experience,
a degree in physical theatre, and enchanting presence. Her performance is guaranteed to liven up any event
.


Height: 5'2"
Weight 105 lbs.
Hair: Auburn
Eyes: Hazel



BIG BANG:
The phenomenal explosions of matter from which the universe expanded.
Big Bang a.k.a. "Le Clown Gordoon" has been featured in Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and The Big Apple Circus. He has worked as a physical comedian at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center and has made numerous Broadway, Off-Broadway, television, film and regional appearances. His skills run the full spectrum of circus arts and beyond. Big Bang trained at Ringling Brothers Clown College and is continuously developing his antic arts.

Height: 5' 7"
Weight 150 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Nose: Red
Big Bang



MARS:
The planet fourth in order from the sun, the ancient Roman God of War.
Mars is an eighth-generation circus and variety entertainer. From slapstick to drama, Mars feature roles include circus, television, and theatre appearances. His skill in combining circus arts, clowning, dance, stage combat, and improvisation always leaves audiences at the edge of their seats.


Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Blonde
Eyes: Blue



ORION:
The Hunter, a constellation lying on the celestial equator containing bright stars.

Orion's Strange & Treacherous COMEDY is a unique blend of brilliant physical comedy and powerful circus artistry. Orion contorts his body into impossible forms, balances on top of impossible things, and manipulates objects in impossible ways. His jacket hovers in the air next to him creating the illusion of an evil alter ego. This darker half then leads him into a world of mystery and illusion, like Harpo Marx encountering Steven Speilberg's poltergeist.

Performing all over the world, Orion has starred as the comic tailor in the premiere and encore tour of Cirque Ingenieux, as well as in numerous solo, ensemble, and review shows. Back Stage West said "the show centers around the tailor, a hilarious mime whose coat has a mind of it’s own." Orion has made national television appearances on PBS and Crook & Chase, as well as on North West Afternoon, who said, "He stole the show."

Height: 5' 11"
Weight 160 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

Orion



Oort OORT:
The cometary zone that surrounds the solar system and supplies long period comets.

Oort, aka Olaf, performs in the tradition of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, through this, his silent film character come to life. Oort's European style of humor invites the public to join him in his world with its own unique logic. Oort blends physical comedy with audience interaction, creating an atmosphere of humor and magical rapport. This award-winning "Clown Prince" will incorporate your themes and products into his strolling character and stage shows at corporate and trade-show venues. He will also delight your dinner guests with his interactive comic waiter character. Other performance pieces include: Opus No. 9573 "Kleines Lamm" - a parody of a classical music performance, Flex-U-Fit - a spoof of the fitness industry, and a Tidy Tango - Latin Lover romances a mop.


Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Tidy
Eyes: Four




I L L U S I O N I S T S


Jade JADE:
highly esteemed precious gem
Jade, international caliber illusionist, is often referred to as "the Beauty of Magic". She is the recipient of the prestigious International Gold Medal of Magic Award, France's Maudratie Award, and the Merlin Award titling Jade, "Best Female Magician of the Year". Jade mystifies audiences all over the world at corporate events and casino revue shows. Notable engagements include command performances for Ringo Starr and the Royal Family of Monaco. From intimate prestidigitation to grand illusions, Jade's magic is tailor-made to fit your every entertainment need.

Height: Deceptive
Weight Weightless
Hair: Captivating
Eyes: Entrancing



ENIGMA:
A puzzling or inexplicable occurance or situation.
Enigma, known as "The Master Prodigy," started the art of magic at the age of seven. Combining pure sleight of hand, his high-energy character, a unique flair, and his love of the art has earned him "Stage Magician of the Year 1998-1999" by the San Francisco Conjurors. In the past, Enigma has appeared and disappeared for KGO Broadcasting, The Rose Ball Beauty Pageant, The Bay Area Discovery Museum, The Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan Tour and much more. He has brought his award-winning dove manipulation act to the Twist-off Cabaret and to a four month run of “San Francisco Magic” in City Cabaret, a Cabaret theatre in the heart of the San Francisco Theatre District




M U S I C A L


CASSIOPEIA:
A dazzling circum polar constellation in the shape af a cassio keyboard.
Cassiopeia (AKA Kitten on the Keys) is an internationally known award-winning pianist and chanteuse. Her work embodies the spirit and style of those days of decadence gone by. On piano, keyboard, or accordion, she plays a meow mix medley of antique treasures, rare cabaret songs, and contemporary power rock ballads! She rejuvenates madcap gems of yesteryear with a modern twist - all the while bedecked in glamorous vintage attire! Cassiopeia's sassy and sensational charisma will have your guests singing and dancing away. She walks on stilts too! Vocalists and ensembles show also available.

"Liquid Liberace with a naughty whimsical edge."

Height: 8.5 octaves
Weight A lady never tells!
Hair: Harmonious
Eyes: Engaging





CHARACTERS/IMPERSONATORS



PLEIADES
The cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus
Pleiades is more like a cluster of ONE HUNDRED, not seven, stars. Her extensive musical, Broadway, film, and radio background brings a wealth of talent to her hilarious and masterful interpretations of stars. Her characters range from favorites like Cher, Marilyn, Lucy, Dolly, Madonna, & Fran Dresher, to numerous wacky knockoffs like Tammy Whynot? (Comical country star), Sissy Space-out (Futuristic Bimbo), and any original character you can dream up. (We would need another web site to describe all of Helene's antics). Pleiades is extraordinary as a charismatic Mistress of "Cher-emonies", singing LIVE her award-winning song parodies, presenting comical custom scripts and roasts as well as full "celebri-tease" shows. (Call for a complete list of characters.)


Height: Depends on wig
Weight: Depends on wig
Hair: Depends on wig
Eyes: Depends on wig

Pleiades



SUPERNOVA:
The extremely bright explosion visible when a star erupts.
Supernova is an over-the-top character actress whose signature creations and acts are: The Extraordinary and Hilarious T-Ruth,
the Funky Psychic, The Fortune Telling Blue Goddess, and
Super Gigi The Sexy Clown. Supernova’s custom characters
are numerous. Her skills include magic, dance, physical comedy
and costuming. Supernova has appeared in many television, theater, and commercial roles
.

Height: 5'5"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Hazel
Supernova



PULSAR:
A source of rapidly pulsating radio energy within the local galaxy.

Pulsar is an accomplished performer who has appeared on film, television, theatre, circus, and cabaret stages throughout the Bay Area. His appearances as a character actor have made him one of the most popular entertainers on the special event circuit. His impersonation of Austin Powers has been highly praised on such shows as Evening Magazine, and in the homes of numerous celebrities, such as Robin Williams. His musical duo Knickertwist is a cabaret favorite, putting satirical spins on standards and vintage novelty songs. Pulsar is also the proud holder of a Guinness World Record for long distance tap dancing.

Among Pulsar's favorite characters for personal appearances are Billy Bellhop, Diego del Fuego (the Hispanic Panic), Cupid, Mercury, the Mad Hatter, Puck, Peter Pan, Robin the Boy Wonder, and of course, Austin Powers.
(Call for a complete list of characters


Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown

pulsar



MS. URSA MAJOR:
The most prominent northern constellation containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
Ms.Ursa Major's extensive musical and theatrical background culminate in her award-winning portrayals of Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Carmen Miranda, Betty Boop, Mae West, Edith Piaf, Nancy Sinatra, Elvira, and others. She appears nationally in the corporate and special event circuit as the charismatic front lady for dance bands, as Mistress of Ceremonies, and as numerous original comical and dramatic characters. Ms. Ursa Major's hilarious song parodies and scripts are specifically tailored to the needs of your engagement. Currently, she is training to play the trumpet!

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 125 lbs.
Hair: Blonde naturally, wigs vary
Eyes: Green
Hips: Double-jointed
Ms. Ursa Major



Quasar QUASAR:
Distant celestial objects that are powerful sources of radio energy.

Quasar, aka "Mr. Reporter" records live radio-style interviews center stage with your guest of honor, CEO, key employee, etc. and delivers a broadcast-quality CD to commemorate their starring role. Mr. Reporter comes to your engagement dressed like an old-fashioned reporter, kind of like Clark Kent (without the cape). Insightful, hilarious, informative interviews are tailored to each interviewer and may last from fifteen minutes to a full hour. Cary has interviewed many celebrities including Dick Smothers, Carrot Top, and Ana Gasteyer (Saturday Night Live) Quasar is a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and has been featured in numerous film, TV, theatre, commercial, and radio endeavors.

Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Hair: Light Brown
Eyes: Blue
Voice: Radioactive




O D D I T I E S


Parallax PARALLAX:
The apparent displacement of a celestial body.

Contorting his body into impossible positions, Parallax demonstrates a variety of perplexing skills including: extreme twisting, escape artistry and enterology (getting into confined spaces such as an 18-gallon box, tennis racquet, toilet seat, and anything humans are not supposed to get into) In a self-invented act which he terms "de-escape," he gets into a locked strait-jacket, chains himself up, and then crams himself into an 18" x 18" box. Parallax holds a Guinness World Record for his de-escape act! He has appeared with numerous well-known sideshows as well as notable television appearances on Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, The Roseanne Show, Real TV, Beyond Bizarre, and Guinness World Records Prime Time - to name a few!

Weight 135 lbs.
Hair: Dark Blonde
Eyes: Green



Anomaly:
An odd, peculiar, or strange
condition, situation, or quality.
A deviation from the common rule.

The Oddvillian Sideshow brings the traditional attractions of the sideshow to The Anomaly Ensemble brings the traditional attractions of the sideshow to the modern stage. Blending elements of dance, danger, and circus arts with bravado and a sense of humor, these three characters awake desire and curiosity in their spectators. This incredible cast (and occasional special guests) has appeared in theatres, fairs, clubs, special events, and concerts — delighting and disgusting audiences of all ages.

Weight Why?
Hair: Alive!
Eyes: Real!
Anomaly



Plasmar PLASMAR:
The fourth state of matter, consisting of hot and highly ionized gas..
Plasmar is the original Danger Boy with nerves of steel and the spectacular precision of a neuro-surgeon. The press has called his Juicy Danger Show — "A combination of circus, vaudeville, and demolition derby," "a pyromaniac's wet dream," and "decadent, dangerous, obnoxious." Plasmar combines showy chainsaw, lawnmower, and blowtorch skills and amputation-defying homespun antics like "How to stop and industrial fan with your tongue" or "Everything you wanted to know about drinking liquid dish soap while smashing your digits with canned food."

"Be dazzled, be agog, be showered with lettuce and the intestines of soft toys" ... as you unnervingly view the world's maddest artist. Be careful where you sit


Height:12'
Weight: never ask a freak
Hair: shaven
Eyes: bizarre



Nebular:
A bubble-like cloud of interstellar gas and dust.
Nebular AKA the "Bubblesmith" is a pioneer and master in this bizarre and beautiful fusion of art and science. Using only his bare hands and an occasional piece of string, Nebular performs delightful shows and interactive bubble sculpting antics. Giant 3' bubbles, juggling bubbles, bubble chains, bubbles inside bubbles, bubbles pulled from bubbles, and vibrating bubbles with waves — are just a few featured presentations. Nebular's performances and workshops have been energetically received in prominent science institutions through the US. He has also been featured in OMNI and Smithsonian magazines. Engage your guests with this rare and whimsical art form.

Height:4 bubbles
Weight: what's it to you
Hair: clean & sudsy
Eyes: shimmering
Circumference: varies

 

ZAMORA:
A high-ranking officer of the universe
Zamora is THE "Torture King." Zamora spellbinds audiences worldwide with his extreme mind-over-body Sci-Fi flesh piercing, sword and flame swallowing, glass walking and eating, Tesla Coil, ladder of knives, and many other bizarre and superhuman feats. His sublime presentations astonish and astound, fascinate,
and seduce all audiences. Believe it... or not? Find out for yoursel
f.

Height:2 swords
Weight: solid
Hair: electrified
Eyes: piercing

 

JEWELS:
An object or person of rare excellence.
"JEWELS" is that girl your mother always warned you about: A bad girl who plays with fire; a voodoo doll who sticks pins in herself; a free spirit who won't be tied down, tied up, chained or restrained (well, not for long anyway). She's a whip-cracking wisecracking wild child who plays with some very dangerous toys. .

Jewels is the lady of sideshow artists. She has toured the world performing for rock stars and royalty, fashion and corporate events, as well as acclaimed shows for the media and general public. Her thrilling shows and antics may include an engaging combination of the following: Escapology, Physical and spoken comedy, sword swallowing, piercing, bed of nails, angle grinding, and other freak skills. Your guests will be delighted and awed with her outrageous interactive shows and beautiful and bizarre presence.
* shows are available in 8 languages

Height:5' 1"
Weight: 100 lbs.
Hair:black
Eyes: brown

 

ALDEBARAN:
A first magnitude star, resembling
a bull's eye, in the constellation Taurus
.

Aldebaran, world-class archer, performs breathtaking,
death-defying feats of unbelievable accuracy. This archer fires
steel-tipped arrows at targets of apples, balloons, or garments
which are delicately balanced on his beautiful female assistant's
head or limbs. He has performed in 56 countries around the
world, including command performances for numerous
celebrities and world leader
s.

Height: 5' 1"
Weight: 100 lbs.
Hair:black
Eyes: brown



L I V I N G   S T A T U E S


Ephemeral:
A fleeting, shimmering entity
Sha Sha Higby -- world-reknown creator of hypnotic, illusionary living sculpture. Her creations whirl slowly, breathing life onto the temporal human form as they dance in a thousand delicate, intricate pieces of overwhelming complexity. Sha Sha brings to life a cosmos of creatures through her hallucinatory performances. Her living sculptures metamorphose contantly -- ambient, orbiting, shimmering and shedding in haunting transformations. Heavily influenced by Japanese, Indonesian and Indian artists, Sha Sha has traveled all over the world touring and displaying her uniquely compelling costumes. She offers workshops as well, in movement,mask-making, and team-building participatory programs.

Height: regal
Weight metamorphosing
Hair: metallic
Eyes: glittering



ATLAS:
A figure of a man bearing a column or sphere.
ATHENA:
The ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and useful arts.
Gregangelo and Velocity Circus Troupe present a multitude of traditional, contemporary, futuristic, and environmental LIVING STATUES (see some samples below), which create spectacular, amusing, and sometimes alarming ambiance to any engagement. New living statues are always developing and may be tailored to the needs of your theme, setting, decor, and requests or dreams.


ALL STATUES POSE STATIC AND MAY PERFORM SOME OF THE FOLLOWING SKILLS:
* Slow-moving dance * Hand balancing * Contortion Singing * Physical comedy * Verbal comedy * Juggling * Prop manipulation * Hula hooping * Pantomime * Ensemble freizes * Aerial maneuvers * and more!




V I S U A L  A R T I S T S



SPECTRUM:
An array of entities produced by the dispersion of light and radiant energy.
Gregangelo & Velocity Circus present a multitude of visual artists for "Performance" Art, On-the-spot Crafts-making, Body & face painting, Interactive Classes/Teambuilding, and more!

CHOOSE FROM :
Bead/Jewelry crafts
Fire & water sculptors
Fine arts painters
Crafts painters
Body/face/hair painters
Henna artists
Glass artists
Clay sculptors
Mosaic artists
Doll/Puppet crafts
Illustrators
Costumers

 

 

 

ALBEDO:
The ratio of the light reflected by a planet or satellite
to that received by it.


Albedo, a trained audio/visual/lighting engineer is a brilliant artist and musician at heart. Working with fiber optics and light emitting diodes, neon, and electronics, Albedo creates Signature illuminated sculpture, illuminated costumes, and large site specific indoor to massive outdoor environmental illuminated installations. His work is shaped by a deep appreciation for natural and organic forms, and an ever present fascination with color and light. Though technology is often the enabling element of his work, his finished pieces are rarely "technological" in nature; rather they attempt to be more playful, magical, and ethereal origins.

Height: Light Years
Weight: Light
Hair: Phosphorescent
Eyes: Luminescent

 

 

 

ALL ACTS, SHOWS, CHARACTERS, ANTICS, CONCEPTS, SCRIPTS, SIGNATURE AESTHETIC, COSTUME DESIGNS, AND STAGE NAMES ARE TRADEMARK AND COPYRIGHT PROPERTY OF GREGANGELO & VELOCITY CIRCUS AND OUR ARTISTS. UNAUTHORIZED USE, DUPLICATION, AND DISTRIBUTION ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. 

 

 

 

 

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