Ariane Anthony

Ariane Anthony is a dancer and clown based in Brooklyn, NY. She has choreographed and directed over thirty original works of dance-theater, both independently and under the auspices of Ariane Anthony & Company, a performing group she co-founded with her collaborators in 1999. Ms. Anthony studied ballet as a professional trainee at the Joffrey Ballet School from 1983 to 1989, […]

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Kathie Horejsi

Kathie Horejsi became a clown at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Clown College under the direction of Steve Smith. She was a member of Seattle’s Annex Theatre for five years appearing in Wild Goose Circus; The Yellow Kid; Cat-like Tread; and Little Rootie Tootie. She wrote and performed the solo shows, Let Go, Go On and Valuable Job […]

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Michael Lane Trautman

Michael Lane Trautman is an accomplished mime, an inventive juggler, and physical comedian/clown that has been performing since 1976. He has appeared at such venues as The New York International Festival of Clown Theatre, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to name a few. Michael trained under the tutelage of French […]

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Christy McDonald

Christy McDonald (aka Christy the Clown) has been clowning since 1986. In January of 2006 she celebrated her 20th birthday as a clown. She has done a myriad of clown activities over the last 20 years. She graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1989, under the direction of Steve Smith. From 1989-1996 she owned her […]

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Brent McCoy

Brent McCoy was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hardwick, Vermont. His father milked cows, his mother taught music, and they both encouraged him to follow his dreams. He imagined flying planes, driving trains, or going into space, but he never really knew what he wanted to be when he grew up. In fact, he didn’t really want […]

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Julie Goell

Julie Goell earned a degree in theater from Emerson College (1974) and completed the School of Music of the University of Southern Maine, in String Bass in 2004, minoring in voice with Margaret Yauger. Residing in Rome for a decade in the ’80s, she performed in music and theatre, film, and television. She toured as a clown with “I Gesti” […]

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Bello Nock

Bello Nock is one of America’s top clowns. A member of the famous circus dynasty “The Nerveless Nocks” (his family founded Circus Nock in the 18nth Century in Switzerland!), Bello has been entertaining people in the circus since he was in utero. At age 6, Bello played Michael Darling in the touring version of Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby. He […]

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Hilary Chaplain

Hilary Chaplain has been recognized as one of America’s foremost professional physical comediennes, performing her original solo and ensemble work for over a decade throughout the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. Uncovering the humor in everyday life, Hilary’s extraordinary work has won accolades worldwide. She is also a founding member of the New York Goofs (est.1998) appearing with […]

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News: Local clown buoyed by Ringling visit

Often you hear about clowns cheering up people doing hospital visits, this is about clowns cheering up… other clowns! ==================================================FULL ARTICLE: CLICK HERE Cheers from a clown: Local jester buoyed by Ringling Bros. visitThursday, April 05, 2007 By Jim Six [email protected] WOODBURY, NJ After years of clowning around to raise the spirits of boys and girls of all ages, Al […]

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Geoff Hoyle

Geoff Hoyle created the role of Zazu, the hornbill in the original Broadway cast of The Lion King. He has clowned with Cirque du Soleil, Circus Flora and with Bill Irwin and Larry Pisoni in San Francisco’s Pickle Family Circus. He created Spare, the three-legged man as part of a benefit performance for the Pickle Family Circus in 1982. He […]

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Bill Irwin

Bill Irwin is one of the best known American actors and clowns. He has performed as a circus clown, a stage clown, a television clown, and now has become very well known on the Broadway stage as an actor. Bill Irwin graduated from Oberlin College in 1973 with a degree in theater arts, and from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum […]

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The Celebration Barn

The Celebration Barn is a center for variety arts performance, mime, clowning, and commedia. Founded by world-famous mime Tony Montanaro in 1972, The Barn has been the artistic home to many of the top clowns, jugglers, mimes, and variety artists in North America. Nestled in the sleepy town of South Paris, Maine, the Barn offers a full season of intense, […]

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Dell’Arte

Dell’Arte International is the United States center for the development, exploration, training, creation, and performance of the physical theatre traditions and their contemporary applications. We are a true “regional” arts center for our geographically diverse community. The four primary programs of Dell’Arte are: The Dell’Arte Company— a professional touring company. This on-going ensemble of artists has created over 35 award-winning, […]

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Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg (Avner the Eccentric) is a world-famous clown who has performed all over the world. Avner is probably best known for his endearing portrayal of The Jewel, the scene-stealing holy man, in The Jewel of the Nile, co-starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. He was also featured in the film Brenda Starr and the television series’ Webster and Mathnet. […]

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Drew the Dramatic Fool

Drew Richardson (Drew the Dramatic Fool) reinvents the ancient art of brilliant bumbling. As a youngster, Drew began performing magic and juggling to compensate for his shyness. Now he plays the fool to take advantage of his increasing baldness. Drew‘s life-long personal tension between drama and foolishness gelled while studying Theatrical Clowning under the tutelage of John Towsen at Ohio […]

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Patrick Cashin

Pat Cashin is a New Jersey based writer, performer, and clown who has worked with several leading international circus companies. He has been described as “an inspired architect of slapstick circus silliness” whose performances are “a cartoon cavalcade of idiosyncratic oddities and imaginative absurdities” and that he is a “passionate practitioner of his ageless, eccentric art”, which is really just […]

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