Aerialist | Clowns | Magicians | Contortionist | Jugglers | Balancers | Acrobats... etc. For Hire

Keith Nelson

Keith Nelson - 5.0 out of 5 based on 5 votes



Performance Skills

Sideshow Feats:

  • Sword Swallowing
  • Fire-eating
  • Bed of Nails
  • Human Blockhead
  • Mental Floss
  • Straight Jacket Escape

Circus Skills:

  • Clowning
  • Stilt Walking
  • Unicycling
  • Basic Tumbling/Acrobatics

Prop Manipulation:

  • Juggling
  • Plate Spinning
  • Diabolo
  • Balloon Sculpture
  • Balancing

Western Skills:

  • Trick Rope Spinning
  • Knife Throwing
  • Bullwhip
  • Archery
  • Gun Spinning

Additional Skills

  • Tuba
  • Magic
  • Basic Tap Dancing

Work Experience - Venues & Festivals

  • Avery Fischer Hall (w/ Ornette Coleman), NYC
  • Hall & Christ’s World of Wonders, NJ
  • Yale Cabaret, Yale University, CT
  • Toyota Comedy Festival, NY
  • Burning Man Festival, NV
  • Glastonbury Festival, UK
  • Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore, NY
  • Wild Style Tattoo Convention, Austria
  • King Opera House, Van Buren, AK
  • San Diego Street Scene, CA
  • Blue Angel Cabaret, NY
  • Knitting Factory, NY


  • Late Night w/ David Letterman,” CBS
  • “Carson Daly Show,” NBC
  • “Oddville,” MTV
  • “OZ.” HBO
  • “The Today Show,” NBC
  • “Twisted Lives of Contortionist,”
  • Discovery
  • “Rock of Ages,” VH-1
  • “212,” FOX
  • “On the Inside,” BBC
  • “Tudo de Bom,” MTV Brazil


  • Bendel’s
  • Discover Channel
  • Stober Brothers Construciton
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum &
  • Bailey Circus Clown Alley
  • Village Voice
  • Club Med
  • Sunny DeLite
  • KBA Marketing,
  • Bloomberg
  • Magic Hat Brewing Company
  • New York Housing Authority
  • Bard College
  • NYC Parks & Recreation

Training & Education

  • Eccentric Performing
  • NY Goofs Ultimate Clown School
  • Motion Frest 2001 and 2003
  • Tap at Broadway Dance Center
  • BA in Social Sciences from Hampshire College
  • Wild West Arts skill workshops
  • Juggling and Circus SkillWorkshops
  • Lava’s Basic Acrobatics Workshop


Bill Irwin (clowning), Michael Preston (director), Barbara Karger(director), Germaine Salzberg (Tap), Avner
Wisenberg (Clowning), Julie Goel (clowngin), Hovey Burgess (coach)

Other Skills/Past Jobs/Hobbies

Computer skills, graphic design, driving, cooking, promotions, carpentry, school bus driver, camp counselor,
waiter, video editting, scuba diving, mountain unicycling and kayaking.

Interesting Notes and Honors

Eagle Scout (BSA), Amateur Radio Operator (KB4DJU), and walked across United State in 1991


Wild West Arts Club, International Jugglers Association, Circus Historical Society, National Arts Club, World Knife Throwers Guild


Additional Info

  • Performer Skills: Archery, Balancing Act, Bed of Nails, Bullwhipping, Circus Entertainer, Clowns, Fire Manipulation and Eater, Juggler, Knife Thrower, Stilt Walker, Human Blockhead, Sword Swallower, Trick Roping / Lasso Trick, Unicyclists, Variety , Traveling Circus
  • Act Type: Single Act, Duo Act, Group Act
  • Available For: Anniversary(celebration of Marriage years), Birthday Parties, Charity, Christmas, Clubs, Concerts, Corporate Affairs/ Events, Costume Party, Cruise Ships, Dances Parties, Fundraisers, Grand Openings, Hoiliday, Kids Parties, New Year’s Eve Party, Private Parties/Events, Street fairs / Festivals, Resturants
  • Language(s): English

  • Country: United States
  • City / Region: New York, Advance, Brooklyn
  • State: NY, NC
  • Zip Code:
  • Will Travel?: Yes

  • Company: Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
  • Phone: 718-963-2918
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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