velocity circus troupe  
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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 

* * 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

variety:  Whirling Dervish / Rope / Tissue: Vortex
 Acrobatic German Wheel:   Corvus 
 Fire Eating:   Solar 
 Fire Ensemble:   Pyrogeist 
 Storyteller:   Axis 
 Cowgirl Tricks:   Elliptica 
 Magic / Rolling Globe:   Enigma 
 Hand-to-Hand Balancing   Libra 
 Strolling Puppet Theatre   Seti 
 Stunt Hoopster    Gyronaut 
 Chair-Hand Balancing/Straps/Pole/More   Centaur 
 Belly Dance and Drum Ensemble   Suhaila 
 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 

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

oddities:  Dislocation Contortion/Enterology:  Parallax 
 Sideshow Arts:  Anomaly 
 Thrill Stunt Artist:  Plasmar 

living statues:  Various Statues:  Athens & Athena 

visual artist:  Various Visual Artists:  Spectrum 


The force and speed expressing the motion of a body
Zeina Asfour 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. Zeina 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

The perfect blending of two celestial bodies
Teresa Dinaburg & Lisa Johnston 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 repetoire includes solo trapeze, flying trapeze, aerial clowning, spanish web, cloudswing, tissue, stiltwalking, and juggling.

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

friction FRICTION:
The resistive force of a body moving along a given surface
Chris Weiland 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 and 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

The force of a body moving around an axis.
Amanda Chagi 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. Amanda 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

spectra SPECTRA:
A diverse range of related ideas which overlap so as to form a continuous sequence.
Debbie Park is a Regional, National and International Champion Gymnast/Skater and Entertainer. Debbie'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. Debbie 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

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 Stafallis Duo are the winners of the 1992 International Circus Festival
Arachno trap

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

Antares ANTARES:
A Red Super giant Star of the First Magnitude
Angelo Rodriguez, 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, Angelo is a perfectionist in all aspects of performance.

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

The Glorious Galaxy two million light years away and our nearest major galactic neighbor.
Amy Hancock is an International performer and teacher of aerial trapeze acts. Amy 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. Amy can also incorporate her virtuoso violin playing into some of her powerful acts.

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



Imago IMAGO:
A An idealized concept formed in childhood and retained through adult life
Darren Bersuk and Etienne Deneault 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, Darren and Etienne conceived Imago, an aerial display of powerful climbs, drops, Palangues, Partner acrobatics, and momentum on the graceful aerial tissue. Imago is a favorite spectacle act at special and gala events.

C O N T O R T I O N  I S T S

the energy of bending limbs
Jonathan Nosan is an extraordinatry contortionist and aerialist with a defined style of movement and character. His modelling and stunt experience has landed him notable film and television appearances which include: The Grinch (Jim Carrey stunt double), The Cell, Rhapsody in August, The Tonight Show, In the Life, and Nash Bridges, to name a few. Jonathan 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

The ancient Roman goddess personifying the moon.
Nancy 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. Nancy 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

astra ASTRA:
Of or from the stars
Stephanie Abrams combines her unique background in pantomine & movement with her extensive acrobatic and contortion training. She has peformed with the San Francisco Circus, Pixar Animation, Television and local San Francisco events.

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


1. The ancient Roman goddess of the dawn.
2. The distorted and radiant light visible from the polar regions of a planet
Otgo Waller 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


Mira MIRA:
A rare and super-bright star whose light shifts and varies, enhancing the beauty of the night sky.
Serchmaa Byamba 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, gravity-defying act ot astounded audiences, world leaders, and at private galas. Serchmaa'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 mouthbit 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


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 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 running 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
"Wheel Work By Chris" is a phenomenal acrobatic display of Man and Technology. Chris Lashua's signature award-winning act and artistry was featured in Cirque Du Soleil's "Quidam" and "Fascination". Chris seems to defy the laws of physics as he manipulates the wheel and his body into awe-inspiring formations with power, grace, and finesse. Chris' show-stopping act has also been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, as well as numerous other national and internationally-acclaimed shows and high-profile engagements.
"U.S. Born Chris Lashua does things rollng inside the wheel that would kill most men, or at least cause them permanent vertigo."
--The Orange County Register.
Minimum Technical Needs: LEVEL seamless surface-- Marley, concrete, asphalt, hardwood, vinyl, outdoor carpeting

Solar SOLAR:
a radiant energy, light, and heat from the sun
Alison Johnson 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, performed 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. Dolittle" with Eddie Murphy. Performing since age 5, Alison 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

Pyrogeist PYROGEIST:
The spirit of all fire in the universe.
This ensemble of six artists blend flawless pyrotechnics and fire-handling (torches, fingers, fire-eating, skin transfer, words, staff, chains, fans, and more...) with elements of acrobatics, dance, martial arts, and physical comedy. With their diversity of talent and style (costumes range from tribal to corporate suits), Pyrogeist brings to their audience a memorable kinetic imprint on the primal beauty of fire in true Promethean fashion.

"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

Height: Flaring
Weight Light
Hair: Infernal
Eyes: Scorching

The central stem of a rotating body
Jeffrey Ferns 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 works the loom with Gregangelo in childrens venues.

Elliptica ELLIPTICA:
The oval orbiting path of a given object around a heavenly body or central axis
Karen Quest'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. Karen 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, Karen has appeared on stage, film and television in nine countries, delighting audiences around the world.

A puzzling or inexplicable occurance or situation.
Chin-Chin, 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, Chin-Chin 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. Be dazzled by the "Magic of Chin-Chin"!

Libra LIBRA:
The balance: a Zodiacal constellation represented as a balancing scale
Michael Manzanet and Pavel Soukharev are both award-winning gymnasts, turned circus artists when joining the cast of Cirque Du Soleil's "Mystere" in Las Vegas.
Both Masters of their craft, Michael and Pavel 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.

Acronym for "Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence": the hunt for signals that could indicate the presence of other forms of life in the cosmos.
Patti Smithsonian 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 accordian band. Recommended for all ages. Patti also offers full multi-cast, multi animation performances with original music and storylines.

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


D A N C E ? ! !

Suhaila SUHAILA:
an Arabic name for a constellation in the Eastern Sky
World Renowned Suhaila Salimpour 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.

The largest of the nine moons of Saturn; a person of enormous size
Trey Knight is a gold-medal artistic rollerskater 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. Trey'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

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

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 skycrapers 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 Bandalooop 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


One who has mastered the craft of Circular/Spiral/Orbital navigation
Paul Blair, 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! Being dubbed "The Gyro Pelvidelic Abdominal Hoopster", Paul will keep your guests at the edge of their seats with his infinite hoop tricks and crowd-pleasing interactive antics.

Height: Dizzying
Weight Orbiting
Hair: Coiling
Eyes: Spheres

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.
Cory Tabino, 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, Cory's artistry is unsurpassed. Training disciplines include gymnastics and circus arts from L'ecole National du Cirque in Montreal. Cory 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

Orbita ORBITA:
the elliptical path around a celestial body
Annie Dugan, 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, night clubs and corporate events. Annie has many years of circus experience, a degree in physical theatre, an enchanting presence, and her performance is guaranteed liven up any event.

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

The phenomenal explosions of matter from which the universe expanded.
Jeff Gordon 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. Jeff 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

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

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

The Hunter, a constellation lying on the celestial equator containing bright stars.
Jason McPherson's Strange & Treacherous COMEDY is a unique blend of brilliant physical comedy and powerful circus artistry. Jason McPherson 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. It's Harpo Marx encountering Steven Speilberg's poltergeist.

Performing all over the world, Jason 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." With national television appearances on PBS, Crook & Chase, and North West Afternoon, who said "he stole the show."

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


Oort OORT:
The cometary zone that surrounds the solar system and supplies long period comets.
Paul DelBene, aka Olaf, performs in the tradition of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, through his silent film character come to life. Olaf's European style of humor invites the public to join him in his world with its own unique logic. Olaf 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


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


The cluster of seven stars in the constellation Taurus
Helene Masiko 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. Ranging 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). Helene 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


The extremely bright explosion visible when a star erupts.
Joanne Evangelista 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. Joanne's custom characters are numerous and her skills include magic, dance, physical comedy and costuming. Joanne has appeared in many television, theater, and commercial roles.

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

A source of rapidly pulsating radio energy within the local galaxy.
Jef Valentine is an accomplished performer who has appeared in film, television, theatre, circus, and on 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 satircal spins on standards and vintage novelty songs. Jef is also the proud holder of a Guinness World Record for long distance tap dancing.

Among Jef'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


Aphelion APHELION:
The point in a solar orbit farthest from the sun.
Elizabeth Clarke holds a diploma from L'Ecole 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 stiltwalking characters include a Magical Jester (shown), the Statue of Liberty, and a fantastical Silver Queen. (New characters/costumes are always developing.) Elizabeth'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: 8' +
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

The most prominent northern constellation containing the seven stars that form the Big Dipper.
Catherine Grillo'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. Catherine'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.
Cary Silberman, aka "Mr. Reporter" records live radio-style interviews centerstage 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). Insightul, 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), Cary is a member of 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


Parallax PARALLAX:
The apparent displacement of a celestial body.
Contorting his body into impossible positions, Daniel Browning Smith demonstrates a variety of perplexing skills including: extreme twisting, escape artistry, enterology (getting into confined spaces such as an 18-gallon box, tennis raquet, toilet seat, and anything humans are not supposed to get into), and 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. Daniel holds a Guinness World Record for his de-escape act! He has appeared with numerous well-known sideshows as well as notable television appearnces on Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, The Roseanne Show, Real TV, Beyond Bizarre, and Guiness World Records Prime Time - to name a few!

Height: 16" - 5' 8"
Weight 135 lbs.
Hair: Dark Blonde
Eyes: Green

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 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. The cast: Tobias, Jorg, and Andrew (and occasional special guests) have appeared in theatres, fairs, clubs, special events, and concerts - delighting and disgusting audiences of all ages.

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

Plasmar PLASMAR:
The fourth state of matter, consisting of hot and highly ionized gas..
Tom Comet 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."
Tom combines showy chainsaw, lawnmower, and blow torch skills and amputation-defying antics with homespun antics like
"How to stop and industrial fan with your tounge" 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!

Weight: never ask a freak
Hair: shaven
Eyes: bizarre

L I V I N G  S T A T U E S

A figure of a man bearing a column or sphere.
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.

* 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

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!

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





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