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Specializing in Live Performance, Experiential/Pop-up Events, Branding, Talent, Choreography/Staging, Scripts & Writing

Over 25 years of dance and acrobatic musical theatre choreography in eclectic global entertainment venues. High attendance and ticket sales with exemplary production value and leadership. Unique blend of performance, choreography, event creation and writing. Online portfolio available at JeanetteBent.Rocks

Entrepreneur History

Stellaria Creative Company

Santa Cruz, CA

2013 – present

Founder & President

 

Marketing, events and performance company specializing in experiential, engagement and atmospheric marketing and entertainment for theme parks, cruise ships, resorts, sports teams, dinner theatre and festivals, as well as private company branding and activations. Original scripts & show packages for sale, include: Atlantis, Backwoods, Bellasphere, CounterCulture, Creatures, Fantaerial, Orbial Bebop, Pirates and Steampunk.

Aerial Arts Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA

2013 – 2017

Founder & Former Studio Owner

 

Created the premier circus and pole acrobatics studio in Santa Cruz for beginners through advanced children and adult students. Sold the studio for net worth of $25,000 in January, 2017. While under my tenure, I oversaw 20 instructors and over 200 students; produced shows and events; arranged workshops for international guest instructors; hosted and installed a stylish physical atmosphere with over 15 aerial rigging points, four 15-foot poles, an office and production closet; kept a popular online/social media presence (Facebook, YouTube, Yelp, Google, Instagram, Twitter); profited from promotional marketing services (Living Social, Groupon and Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation); hosted Santa Cruz’s first ever pole competition (Pole Dance America, 2014) in addition to Santa Cruz’s first ever aerial and pole competition (U.S. Aerial, 2015); and guest spoke at Cabrillo College (Aptos, CA) and Cortines School for Visual and Performing Arts (L.A.).

Marketing Director

Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery

Santa Cruz, CA

2018 – present

 

Assist the Executive Director in all marketing and fundraising endeavors, including in-person promotions to draw patrons to the museum (numbers have increased both fiscally and by attendance); online and social media presence (designed and published a new website and developed a social media voice); raised over $15,000 in a variety of fundraising endeavors (in-person and online campaigns); made valuable connections with potential donors, exhibit sponsors and community partners; streamlined all content, branding and messaging (newsletters, brochure, print collateral, website, social media); maintain control and oversee the Museum’s internal content with managers; absorbed all publicity and PR for the launch of our Sustainability Campaign and the ED’s retirement announcement; and mediate communications between the Museum’s founders, board members, managers and staff.

Google Pay App (Google Headquarters)

Mountainview, CA

2018

 

Managed a team of 7 brand ambassadors to activate the Google Pay app in a variety of brick-and-mortal businesses all throughout the Bay Area. I drove the team during a one-week activation lasting from 8 am until 5 pm daily; managed the corresponding tracking spreadsheet; increased visibility for Google Pay by visiting 500 locations over 5 days; and was asked back 6 months later to lead a different team on the same activation. We reported from the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Brand Activations/Field & Experiential Marketing

  • GMR Marketing – Esurance at Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers’ home games (2017); Yahoo! at Levi’s Stadium for the 49ers’ home games (2017); Rakuten at Oracle Arena for the Golden State Warriors’ home games (2018).
  • Extreme Marketing – Mars Candy at Walmart in Gilroy (2017); Pay by Phone downtown San Francisco (2018).
  • Productions Plus – Miele Vacuums at Bed, Bath and Beyond in San Jose (2017).
  • ATN Promotions – NASCAR & Continental Tires at Leguna Seca Raceway in Salinas (2017).

Live Performance, Fine Arts & Commercial Background (for more detailed information, please visit my website at JeanetteBent.Rocks)

  • Cruise Ships & Resorts – Talent Search Dancer onboard Norwegian Cruiseline's Gem (2006); Choreographer & Aerialist at Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Turkoise, Sandpiper (2008 – 2009); Assistant Choreographer, Dance Teacher & Stage Manager at Club Maeva in Manzanillo, Colimo, Mexico (2007 – 2008).
  • Theme Parks & Fairgrounds – California’s Great America Halloween Haunt “Blood Yard” Aerialist (All Wheel Sports, 2019); Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s “Pirates” Show Acrobat (Stellaria Entertainment, 2016) and “Circus of Nations” Show Aerialist (Mirage Entertainment, 2015); Santa Cruz County Fair Choreographer (TEC Productions, 2014 – 2015); Disneyland & California Adventure’s Parade and Stage Dancer (Dance the Magic, 2012); Orange County Fair Dancer (Fusion, 2004).
  • Theatre & Dinner Theatre – Aerialatrical Experience Founder, Producer, Choreographer, Script Writer (Stellaria Productions, 2016 – 2018); Roaring Camp Railroads Producer, Choreographer, Script Writer, Performer (Stellaria Production & Entertainment, 2016).
  • Site-Specific & Flash Mobs – Book-a-Flash-Mob Choreographer (Morgan Hill, Walnut Creek, San Francisco, Salinas, Napa Valley, 2014 – 2018); Santa Cruz Arts Council Ebb & Flow Festival Choreographer and Performer (Stellaria Entertainment, 2017); ProDanza USA/Italia, “Romeo & Juliet” and “Finale Gala” Choreographer and Dancer (Montescudaio; Castiglioncello, Italy, 2006); Sun Force Ensemble Dancer (Aix-en-Provence, France, 2005 – 2006).

Radio, T.V. & Sports Entertainment

(Stellaria Entertainment) Santa Cruz Warriors and Santa Cruz Derby Girls, 2016; Radio Host (Jeanette Bent) for KSCO in Santa Cruz, CA, 2015; Budweiser’s “The Perfect Match” Commercial, Dancer, 2012; Everclear’s “Be Careful What You Ask For” Music Video, Dancer, 2012; Timbaland’s “Hands Up In The Air” Music Video, Dancer, 2012; Franklin & Bash, Season 2 Finale, Dancer, 2012; Nickelback’s “Trying Not To Love You” Music Video, Actor, 2012; The Glee Project’s “ELEMENTARY POP!” Choreographer, 2011; Predators/Code Red Dancers (RAFL), Staten Island, NY, Dancer/Cheerleader, 2010 – 2011; The Buzz/The Honeybees Dancers (ABA), Maywood, CA, Choreographer, 2006 – 2007; Radio Host (DJ Jazzerina) for KBEACH in Long Beach, CA, 2007; NBA Summer Pro-league, Long Beach, CA, Dancer, 2004; Super Bowl XXXVII, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA, Pre-game/Half-time Dancer, 2003

Choreography & Teaching:

  • City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation Department, hoop dance instructor, January 2013 – December 2018
  • Director of the Santa Cruz Aerial Playground & teach aerial hammock, Lyra, hoop dance, pole, September 2012 – August 2013
  • Pole Parties by Zahara, Santa Cruz, CA, pole dance party instructor, curriculum creator, November 2012 – August 2013
  • Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA, jazz I, jazz II, hip hop instructor, October 2012 – August 2013
  • Lifestyle Fitness, Watsonville, CA, BodyFlow, PiYo, Konga, hoop dance instructor, September 2012 – January 2014
  • Formerly: Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA, guest hip-hop choreographer, September 2012 – November 2012
  • MainStage Kids at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA, musical theatre choreographer, Nov. 2011 – August 2012
  • Pole Position Fitness, Long Beach, CA, pole, Zumba, hoop dance instructor, Nov. 2011 – August 2012
  • 24 Hour Fitness, Orange County, Los Angeles County, CA; New York City, NY, dance, PiYo, BodyFlow Zumba instructor, Jan 2003 – Aug 2012
  • Youth Policy Institute, Los Angeles, CA, Zumba, cheer, dance, musical theatre instructor, Feb. 2012 – May 2012
  • StarChild Elite, Los Angeles, CA, Zumba, Glee, cheer, dance instructor, Jan. 2012 – April 2012
  • The Glee Project’s “ELEMENTARY POP!” New York City, NY, choreographer, July 2011
  • Silhouette Dance Studio, Staten Island, NY, dance teacher, Sept. 2010 – May 2011
  • SHOCKra Studio, New York City, NY, aerial pole fitness, Zumba and dance instructor, Sept. 2010 – Feb. 2011
  • From Mind to Body, New York City, NY, regional manager and pole dance instructor, Feb. 2010 – Oct. 2010
  • Movement Research Open Performance, Dance Theater Workshop, New York City, NY, choreographer and performer, June 2010
  • “T.S. Eliot: A New Musical,” New York City, NY, choreographer, May – June 2010
  • DNA’s “ChoreoLab,” Dance New Amsterdam, New York City, NY, choreographer and performer, Nov. 2009
  • LAVA Love’s “Night of the Renegades,” Lava LOVE, Brooklyn, NY, choreographer and performer, Nov. 2009
  • Moving Beauty’s “Dance Lab,” Nicu's Spoon Theater, New York City, NY, choreographer and performer, Sept. 2009
  • Club Med, Cancun, Mexico; Turks & Caicos Islands; Port St. Lucie, FL, choreographer and director, April 2008 – Aug. 2009
  • Club Maeva, Manzanillo, Mexico, assistant choreographer, Sept. 2007 – March 2008
  • ProDanza USA/Italia's “Romeo & Juliet”; “Gala,” Montescudaio; Castiglioncello, Italy, choreographer and performer, July 2006
  • Rock Kidz Theater, Santa Monica, CA, choreographer, July 2005
  • Fulton Elementary School, Los Angeles, CA, choreographer, May 2005
  • ICE nightclub, West Los Angeles, CA, choreographer, July 2004
  • Model's Guide “Runway Fashion Show,” Santa Monica, CA, choreographer, Oct. 2002

Memberships

  • Board Member of the 418 Project (dance studio) in Santa Cruz, 2018
  • Backstage member 2016 – present
  • Playwrights' Center, 2015 – present
  • International Dance Council (CID), 2012 – present
  • Arts for L.A., 2012 - 2013
  • Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers (SDC) associate union, 2011 – present
  • International Talent Agency, Rising Stars, 2011 – present
  • StarNow, 2010 – present
  • Theatre Communications Group (TCG), 2009 – present
  • Freelancer's Union, 2009 - present
  • International Pole Dance Fitness Association (IPDFA), 2009 - 2016
  • US Pole Dance Federation (USPDF), 2009 - 2016
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), 2009 - 2013
  • Stage Manager's Association (SMA) associate member, 2009 – 2011

Training, Certifications & Related Experience

  • Certifications – CPR & First Aid, 2015; Aerial Arts America’s International Aerial Teacher Training, 2013; Discoveries Dance Pole Instructor Certification, 2012; The Jungle Body’s Konga, 2012; Powder Blue’s PiYo, 2012; Discoveries Dance for Pole Fitness Instruction Certification, 2012; Les Mills’ BodyFlow, 2012; Hoopnotica’s Teacher Training and Certification Program, level 1 & 2, 2012; Zumba Basic level 1 & 2, 2009; DanceCheer’s Coaching Principles, 2009; Dance New Amsterdam's Choreography Investigation Course level 1, 2009; Zumba Gold, 2008; Michele Blake’s Diverse Dance & Salsa Sizzle, 2008; Expert Rating’s Dance Notation, 2007; Fédération Française de Danse, 2005; Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), 2003
  • Musical Theatre Writing – Student of the Dramatists Guild's certification course, 2020 - present; MusicalWriters.com writer's group, 2020 - present; lyricist in New Musical Theater’s Lyrics Lab writing course, 2017; Bookwriting student in New Musical Theater’s Book Lab writing course, 2015 - 2016; student in New Musical Theater’s Core Curriculum writing course, 2015 – 2016.
  • Acrobatic Pole Training – level 4/5 (professional elite) competitor, New York City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, 2009 – 2016.
  • Aerial Training – professional elite/advanced competitor, Los Angeles, 2008 – 2016.
  • Dance Training – contemporary, jazz, ballet/pointe, modern, hip hop, salsa, belly dance; California, New York City, France, Italy, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Florida, 1997 – present.
  • Stage Management, Technical Lighting, Sound Experience – “Wonderland,” Time Square Arts Center, NYC, Stage Manager & Aerialist, 2010; “T.S. Eliot: A New Musical,” Producers' Club Theaters, NYC, Stage Manager & Choreographer, 2010; “Le Nozze Di Figaro,” Chelsea Opera, NYC, Stage Manager, 2010; “Mating Dance of the Scarlet Honeyeater & It's in His Kiss,” Where Eagles Dare, NYC, Stage Manager, 2009; “Natasa Trifan Performance Group,” Slag Gallery, NYC, Stage Manager & Lighting Designer, 2009; Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) Production Apprentice, NYC, 2009 – 2011.

Miscellaneous Skills & Achievements (for more detailed information, please visit my website at JeanetteBent.Rocks)

  • Athletic/Artistic Competitions – metaled 5 out of the 7 competitions I’ve entered in both aerial hoop and pole advanced/professional divisions from 2013 – 2015 (United States) and invited to compete internationally.
  • Athletic Sponsorships/Representation – Wynn Star Production and Talent Agency (2018-present); Santa Cruz CORE Fitness and Rehab (2014 – 2016); NIKE company (Rockstar Workout Dancehall, 2006 – 2007).
  • Miscellaneous – Wrote and won Santa Cruz Arts Council’s Development Grant for $713 in 2016; Awarded $1,000 scholarship from Be Discovered to perform in two Disneyland parades and one stage show, 2012; Camp manager and trainer for Varsity’s National Dance Alliance and National Cheerleader’s Association, Northeast and Southwest Regions, U.S.A., 2010 – 2012; Dance and fitness instructor at 24Hour Fitness, Northeast and Southwest Regions, U.S.A., 2002 – 2012; Awarded $1,500 scholarship from Toyota for outstanding journalism, 2005; Fluent in French; Published over 1,000 articles in dance, art, philosophy, culture and current events, three books (fiction and prose), and six musical theatre productions.
  • Writing – Published over 100 newspaper and magazine articles in dance, art, philosophy, culture and current events, and three books (fiction, prose and sci-fi), 2000 – present.
  • Editorial – City Editor, Managing Editor, Production Editor, Copy Editor; Long Beach, CA and New York City, 2004 – 2009.
  • Teaching – Over 17 years of collective experience teaching musical theatre, dance, aerobics, aerial, pole and a variety of fitness genres.

 

Below are specific skills and gigs that I had performed in prior to owning Aerial Arts Santa Cruz (2013 - 2017), when I performed, hosted and produced multiple circus, dance and theatrical events at my studio:

Circus (contortion, pole, lyra, hammock, silks, static trapeze):

  • “Circus Cabaret,” Santa Cruz, CA, double aerial hoop performer, November 2012
  • “Santa Cruz Open Streets Festival,” Santa Cruz, CA, aerial pole and hoop dance demonstrator, October 2012
  • “The Seven Deadly Sins,” West Hollywood, CA, aerial hoop performer and dancer, May 2012
  • “Pole Dance Music Video [for KCW Studios],” Alhambra, CA, acro-pole dancer, April 2012
  • “FIGMENT,” Governor's Island, NY, contortionist and hula hoop performer, June 2010
  • “Brick City Burlesque,” Hell's Kitchen Lounge, Newark, NJ, contortionist and aerial pole performer, Feb. 2010 – June 2010
  • “Wonderland,” Time Square Arts Center, New York City, NY, contortionist and aerial pole performer, April 2010
  • “Insomnia,” La Poisson Rouge, New York City, NY, contortionist, Jan. 2010
  • “Original Cyn,” Lucky 13 Saloon, Brooklyn, NY, aerial pole dancer, Jan. 2010
  • “TSNY IFW show,” Trapeze School New York, New York City, NY, Lyra performer, Dec. 2009
  • Club Med, Cancun, Mexico; Turks & Caicos Islands; Port St. Lucie, FL, hammock, static trapeze and silks performer, April 2008 –Aug. 2009

Dance Theatre & Burlesque:

  • “IAD’s Nutcracker,” Santa Cruz, CA, dancer and aerialist, November 2012
  • “You Can’t Call Me That … Word,” Piccolo Books (Howard Hughes Center), L.A., CA, choreographer and performer, May 2012
  • “One Night Stand,” Sapphire Lounge, New York City, NY, contortionist and burlesque performer, Nov. 2009; Jan. – March 2010
  • “Wham! Bam! Variety Hour,” The Delancey, New York City, NY, burlesque performer, Jan. 2010
  • “Kitty Nights Burlesque,” Bar on A, New York City, NY, burlesque performer, Nov. 2009 – Jan. 2010
  • “Tingle Tangle,” Ella Lounge, New York City, NY, burlesque performer, Dec. 2009
  • New York City School of Burlesque’s “Student Showcase”; “Sloppy Seconds,” The Slipper Room, New York City, NY, Oct. – Dec. 2009
  • California State University, Long Beach’s “Student Showcase,” Long Beach, CA, tap, pointe and jazz dancer, May 2007
  • “Fashion Show”; “Competition de Danse”; “Sun Force Gala,” Arles; Marseille; Aix-en-Provence, France, hip hop, raggaeton, house and jazz dancer, Oct. 2005; Jan. 2005; June 2006
  • The O.C. Fair; NBA Summer Pro League’s “Half-time Show,” Orange County; Long Beach, CA, hip hop and jazz dancer, June 2004
  • Grand Opening Macy's, “Capitola Runway Fashion Show,” Capitola, CA, jazz, hip hop and salsa dancer, May 2002

Dance Troupes & Companies:

  • The Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA, performer, September 2012 – June 2013
  • Dirty Little Secrets, Huntington Beach, CA, performer, Jan. 2012 – August 2012
  • Birdlesque, New York City, NY, creative director, Oct. 2009 – June 2010
  • Sun Force, Aix-en-Provence, France, dancer, Sept. 2005 – June 2006
  • Fusion, Westminster, CA, dancer, Jan. 2004 – October 2004
  • New Boom Squad; City Heat, Santa Cruz, CA, dancer, September 2000 – June 2001; September 2001 – June 2002
  • The Coastlands (church) V.B.S. Dance Squad, Aptos, CA, dancer, May – June 1998

Training & Education:

First Annual International Dance Festival, Mountain View, CA; contemporary, ballet, modern, salsa dancer (August 2012)
Orange County Aerial Arts (OCAA); aerial circus classes in Lyra, silks and hammock (2011 – 2012)
Dance the Magic; parade dancer and stage show dancer, Disneyland, Anaheim (2012)
LAVA Love Work/Study, Brooklyn, NY; handstands and tumbling (2009 – 2010)
Trapeze School New York (TSNY); aerial circus classes in Lyra, silks, hammock and Spanish web (2009 – 2010)
New York Pole Dancing (NYPD); climb and spin for pole dancing (2009 – 2010)
New York City School of Burlesque; hula hoop and character development (2009 – 2010)
Steps on Broadway Work/Study, New York City, NY; ballet, modern and jazz (2007)
American Dance Festival’s (ADF) winter intensive, New York City, NY; contemporary, post-modern and jazz (2007)
California State University, Long Beach; jazz, ballet, modern, tap and pointe (2002 – 2007)
ProDanza USA/Italia's summer intensive, Tuscany, Italy; modern, jazz and hip hop (2006)
Ballet Preljocaj dance intensive, Aix-en-Provence, France; contemporary, modern and ballet (2006)
Institut des Études Français pour Étudiants Étrangers, Aix-Marseille III, France; jazz, ballet, modern and tap (2005 – 2006)
Aix City Ballet, Aix-en-Provence, France; jazz, Riverdance and contemporary (2005 – 2006)
LA DANCEFORCE (LADF) summer dance convention, Las Vegas, NV; hip hop, salsa, jazz and lyrical modern (2005)
Motion Pacific Dance Junction, Santa Cruz, CA; hip hop, funk, jazz, commercial/pop, salsa, ballet and belly dance (1999 – 2002)

 

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Hoop Dancer, Street Team Coordinator at "Grey Area Productions"

I'm 23 years old and was raised in Pittsburgh, PA. I've always been in love with music and the special creative community it helps to nurture and enlighten. Hula Hooping first stole my heart at a Rusted Root show down the street from where I grew up at Hartwood Aces. After that day I hula hooped in my yard to Greensky Bluegrass' album 'Five Interstates' for hours on end and always dreamed of showcasing my passion. When I'm in my hoop I feel at home, rooted, and inspired. I use regular polypro tubing, LED, as well as fire hoops.

In May I participated in Electric Forest's annual Hula Hoop Troupe contest and was blessed to come in the top 20. I didn't make the troupe but didn't want to give up on my dreams and was inspired even more to manifest them. The Rex Theater allowed me to build hula-hoop performance boxes that I debuted this past September. These performance boxes have sparked a beautiful journey for me and I've been blessed to perform on the boxes for artists such as Greensky, Conspirator, BoomBox, The Werks, Orchard Lounge, BreakScience, Emancipator, Eliot Lipp and Papadosio.

I'm excited to see what the future has in store for me and I'm infinitely grateful for all the opportunities I've been blessed with to showcase my passion for hoop dancing, all the ones to come, and all the beautiful souls I have met and will continue to connect with <3.


INSPIRATIONS

The love that exists in the community that I've discovered over the past few years inspires me to keep following my dreams and spreading as much sunshine as possible. As one of my new hoop friends from JamCruise put it, "hoopers help other hoopers hoop." I have been blessed to experience this on miraculous levels and it blows me away and touches my heart every single time.

My late Grandma Faye inspires me to spread unconditional love every day, judgement free. The inspiration to love, nurture the goddess within and shine as brightly as I can while helping as many people as possible in this lifetime comes from my big sister Meadow. As far as genres of music I love to move to.... bluegrass inspires me from within more than any other genre but I will dance to ANY music. : )

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Kyle was born and raised in Northern California. He learned to juggle at the age of 14 and has been happily obsessed ever since. His years have been spent improving, performing, and teaching juggling around the world. He has been featured on the list of top 40 jugglers the past three years, voted "Most Inspirational Juggler" by his peers on two occasions, and is certified by the International Jugglers' Association to teach children to juggle. He has skills with hoops, clubs, toy trucks, torches, acrylic balls, and nerf guns. His specialty is ball juggling that mixes traditional toss juggling, contact juggling, and fluid movement. What Kyle does is probably something that you have never seen before and will likely never see again!

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As only Mentalmagierin & illusionist Germany Amila is already a phenomenon
in the male-dominated world of magic.

She is the First Lady in the mage world and provides them the domain of men on its head. During their global stage, she shows how she her with a fascinating ease audience can wrap around the finger.

Already at a young age she discovered her love of magic and is today one of the few women in the world that delight with large illusions and mentalism audiences in Europe, Asia and America.

By participating in the ProSieben show "The Next Uri Geller" Amila became known to a wider audience and enchanted countless celebrities. Even their "Magica" award for "Best Illusionsact" speaks for itself.

CHARMING, NAUGHTY & SEXY!

Amila presented sophisticated and charming conversation before demanding audience. You will know your thoughts, turn your head affect your free will - and you will love them!

CLOSE-UP ♥ ♠ ♣ MENTAL MAGIC ILLUSIONS ♦

Experience Amila as charming magic artist & Mentalmagierin also at your event - LIVE & UP CLOSE!

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My name is George Diamond and I am magician, illusionist and quickchange artist coming from Belgrade, Serbia. I would be interested in being represented by your Agency and I would be glad to get offers for interesting work opportunities that you might have for me. Here's
several details on our shows and acts for your reference.

I am specialized in stage illusions, quick costume changes (transformation) and stage/comedy magic. I have been performing internationally for many years on cruise ships (Star Cruises, Costa  Cruises), variety theatres, production shows, cabaret, circus, theme parks and corporate events.

A very wide variety of performance material (three different full scale shows and a large number of short spots) makes my show adaptable for different venues and occasions as well as for different Clients' needs. My shows' length can vary from a 5 minute short spot to a full scale show of 90 minutes. Our shows are family oriented and appeal to international audiences of different age groups, nationalities, different interest groups, etc. The spoken parts of my show can be performed in several different languages, while most of the show is silent and performed to music. My shows and numbers have been shaped by several famous choreographers and show producers from the cruise entertainment industry. On short term contracts, I'm accompanied by a female assistant and we mostly work as a duo. On long term contracts I can either work with my assistant or I can work with one or more resident dancers (production cast dancers on the ships, etc.).

Besides performing illusions and stage magic, I present a very attractive and visual quickchange act in my show. This act brings audiences around the world to their feet always resulting in a standing ovation.

I also have 2 different full scale one man shows, featuring mostly visual stage magic and comedy magic. These shows are suitable for smaller theaters and are very practical when it comes to size and weight of the equipment, while they play big on every stage.

I am available for international bookings and would be glad to accept your offers.

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Balloon entertainment for kids big and small. "Where every party is a blast"
 
Hilarious hats, precious penguins, butterfly bracelets, awesome aliens, mini-sized superheros, and little balloon people (aka dynamite clones) with big personalities…that’s just a sampling of Joe Dynamite's repertoire. The perfect entertainer for parties and special occasions, he’ll make sure everyone brings home something amazing.
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Nick Penney, born December 10th 1988 Nick's passion for the performing arts began with his love for magic at 8 years old, but didn't stop there. Having taken martial arts from an early age, Nick had wielded a sword first hand. Later when he was 12 years old he witnessed sword swallowing via a documentary, couldn't believe it was real, but was fascinated! Nick began extensive research on sword swallowing, human anatomy, fire art, and sideshow history in general; eventually teaching himself all the traditional sideshow acts.

In early August of 2010 Nick coined the term "Acrobatic Sword Swallowing" when he swallowed a sword and executed a cartwheel! Since then Nick has continued to raise the bar, redefining "Mind Over Matter", and breaking world records; including 'Most Swords Swallowed While Suspended Up Side Down'.

As of 2011 Nick has presented his family friendly variety show titled "Still Alive!" at bars, private functions, restaurants, & festivals through out Maine and New England.

His unique arsenal of extreme skills may be what captures peoples attention, but it's his charm and passion for entertainment that really draws you in.
Through years of training and experience, interacting with the public, he's learned a thing or two about entertainment and what it takes to have a top notch show. The perfect balance of comedy and education that's proven to make a lasting impression. A one of a kind inspirational speaker using extreme sword swallowing, fire eating, and other high profile/high energy stunts to draw your audience to the edge of their seats with a funny, up-beat, and up lifting program!

Looking for entertainment that's unique, fun, interesting, funny, intense, special, a show everyone will enjoy, an experience no one will forget?

Contact for a free quote.

Nick Has Worked With:

  • Elkind & Shea Disability Benefits Law Firm, MD
  • W.C. Murphy's Pub - Haverford-Havertown, PA
  • Old Hallowell Day Festival and Parade, ME
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not! NYC
  • The Amazing Anastasini Circus
  • (Pizza) PortionPadL.com
  • McKay Entertainment
  • GCR Entertainment
  • Hit Man & JSwails
  • Camp Moden
  • Kent Axell
  • And countless more....
  • Nick has been featured in
  • NY Daily News
  • WABI Channel 5 News
  • TheMaineEdge.com
  • AOL News
  • and several others
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Balance Goddess

Lara Jacobs Rigolo , la révélation d'Amaluna (la Presse, Montreal)

Performer, Balance Goddess at Cirque du Soleils latest production Amaluna
Headpiece Designer, Patricia Field and Cirque du Soleil Merchandise

French Reviews

La Presse Montreal , Interview > www.lapresse.ca/arts/spectacles-et-theatre/cirque/201205/07/01-4522622-lara-jacobs-la-revelation-damaluna.php

Le Journal, Montreal > http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/07/26/ravissante-ode-a-la-feminite

La Presse, Arts, Montreal > http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/spectacles-et-theatre/cirque/201204/05/01-4512687-amaluna-virilite-feminine.php?utm_categorieinterne=trafficdrivers&utm_contenuinterne=cyberpresse_hotTopics_sujets-a-la-une_1664122_accueil_POS2

Blog, Montreal > http://www.uneparisienneamontreal.com/2012/05/30/amaluna-cirque-du-soleil/

AU CIRQUE, Worldwide > http://aucirque.com/actus.php?num=12343&compte=1

ViPs of Montreal with Cirque Starts > http://www.lapresse.ca/arts/vie-de-stars/201205/03/01-4521428-amaluna-le-chapiteau-des-vip.php#Slide-3-box-0

Quebec City , Quebec Spot http://www.quebecspot.com/2012/04/photos-amaluna-du-cirque-du-soleil/

Globe and Mail Award

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/nestrucks-top-10-theatre-picks-of-the-year/article6399191/

English Reviews

Globe and Mail (national Newspapaer Canada) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/in-pictures-cirque-act-is-a-symphony-of-stillness/article6638942/

Capilano Courier http://capilanocourier.com/strength-and-beauty-cirque-du-soleils-amaluna-inspires-crowd/

Toronto.com Review http://www.toronto.com/article/724935--cirque-du-soleil-s-amaluna-pushes-boundaries-tells-a-real-story

The Buzz, Montreal > http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/the-buzz/2012/04/cirques-amaluna.html

The Snipe News, Vancouver http://www.thesnipenews.com/vancouver/events/cirque-du-soleil-amaluna-vancouver-review-photos/

Thalo, Interview > http://www.thalo.com/articles/view/429/the_nature_of_balance_lara_jacobs_balance_goddess

Vacay, Toronto, Article > http://vacay.ca/2012/09/dazzling-cirque-show-at-home-in-toronto/

Stage Door Review, Toronto > vacay.ca/2012/09/dazzling-cirque-show-at-home-in-toronto/

Toronto Now, News Paper > http://www.nowtoronto.com/mobile/story.cfm?c=188548

The Globe and Mail, National Canadian News Paper > http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/theatre-reviews/amaluna-its-cirque-de-shakespeare-and-it-soars/article4526578/

the Grid, Toronto News Article > http://www.thegridto.com/culture/theatre/amaluna/

Torontist, News Paper Article > http://torontoist.com/2012/09/cirque-du-soleils-amaluna-serves-up-shakespeare-with-a-twist/

Digital Journal Toronto > http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/332352?fb_action_ids=10152103732975182&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582

Montreal Gazette > http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/move-guide/beautiful+Amaluna/6527206/story.html

Money Ville , Montreal > http://www.moneyville.ca/article/1168693--cirque-du-soleil-s-amaluna-pushes-boundaries-tells-a-real-story

Vancouver Sun> http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Review+Steamy+Cirque+Soleil+gives+Tempest+feminist+twist+Amaluna/7619746/story.html

The Star, Vancouver > http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/review/article/1252737--cirque-du-soleil-s-amaluna-review

Huffington Post, Vancouver > http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/08/cirque-du-soleil-amaluna-review_n_1865596.html

Press plus 1, Montreal http://www.pressplus1.com/stage-reviews/amaluna-cirque-du-soleil

Motnreal Review, Blog http://montreal.about.com/od/cirquedusoleil/ss/amaluna-review-cirque-du-soleil-critique.htm

Interview, Ask Mama Moe http://askmamamoe.blogspot.ca/2012/06/cirque-de-soleils-amaluna.html

Citiy on fire , Montreal http://thecityonfire.blogspot.ca/2012/01/cirque-du-soleil-unveils-amaluna.html

German Reviews

Celebrity and Fashion Magazine, Switzerland http://www.stylewhispers.com/main/urbanwhispers.html#c753

Augustdorf, Germany http://www.lz.de/home/nachrichten_aus_lippe/augustdorf/augustdorf/5313963_Augustdorfer_Kulturkreis_beschert_unvergesslichen_Abend.html

Toggenburger Tagblatt, Switzerland http://www.toggenburgertagblatt.ch/ostschweiz/stgallen/toggenburg/tt-ne/Palmwedel-auf-Amerika-Tournee;art236,2628953

Galas / Videos

up and coming event in Boston at the American Repertory Theater Annual Gala February 11th
http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/3rd-annual-valentines-gala

C2 Montreal, Guy Laliberte announces Lara Jacobs as Amalunas Balance Goddess
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSFSDqH_9c8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Journal de Montreal
http://www.journaldemontreal.com/videos/recherche/amaluna/amaluna/1594746580001

Amaluna Preview Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNP5m89FDNE

Headpiece Design Articles

Toronto Standard http://www.torontostandard.com/style/uniform-project-cirque-du-soleil

Fashion 360 Magazine http://fashion360mag.com/tag/lara-jacobs-rigolo/

Celebrity and Fashion Magazine, Switzerland http://www.stylewhispers.com/main/urbanwhispers.html#c753

Published in Performers

Mayya Panfilova and Andriy Bilobrov are both first generation circus performers. The two began over 14 years ago with a dream of creating a unique presentation. With a lot of practice and patience the two achieved their goal in 1996 when they received their first circus contract with a Russian circus. Since then the two have presented their cats in Europe, China, the United States, and have even been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Mayya and Andriy has twelve cats. A modern day cat whisperer, Mayya has always had a passion for these agile felines. The twelve cats that are traveling with Andriy and Mayya range from two to nine years old and consist of different breeds including five British Shorthairs, four Russian Siberians, two Orientals and a Siamese. Ten of the twelve gifted cats were handpicked and trained by Mayya, while the other two were born in their care. “I’m not sure how she does it; she can just look at a cat and know that they will be able to perform. It’s amazing, she just has that connection with them,” explains Andriy.
Each of the cats possesses different skills that can be seen during their adorable performance. Audiences will witness the cats scaling a kitty low wire, balancing on top of balls, jumping through hula hoops, and walking across parallel bars only using their front paws.

Whoever said that cats couldn’t be trained will think twice after seeing the Performing House Cats!

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Acrobat, Aerialist and Physical Performer.

Experienced international performer, Laura trained at the famous circus school `Académie Fratellini` in Paris. Since then Laura has performed with her partner Dorian worldwide in live event, theatres, Film and TV.

Both with strong backgrounds in gymnastics and physical movement Laura & Dorian can offer skills in hand to hand, duo aerial straps, aerial hoop and floor acrobatics.

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