One of my favorite places is closing: Elk Grove Gymnastics, home of my circus gym. It gave me the opportunity to try things I never thought I was capable of, and become stronger than I ever thought I could be. It's amazing what a person can accomplish when they just give it try. I've met some of my favorite people along the way, one of them is miss @paulinar892 💗 I was there the first day she walked in the gym, and we've been friends ever since. Last night we decided to recreate some of pictures taken over the years. First pic is current, second pic is from years ago, and third pic is a testament to all the fun we've had over the years... mostly making mistakes. She even got in one last kick to my face for old time's sake. 😂 I love my EGGS circus family. See you down the road. #circus#aerialarts#hangupsidedown#aerialsilks#circusgym#circusstrong#aerialistsofig#circuseverydamnday#aerialists#circusstrong#circusgirl#mayallyourdaysbecircusdays#seeyoudowntheroad
5 years ago, we posed for this photo after a circus show we had both just performed in. This year, at an alumni reunion, we dusted off the old muscles and tried it again. Might have to make this a thing every 5 years - but I promise to be ready with hair, makeup, and better outfit moving forward. Swipe to see the results 😁
@reptilelingerie, thanks for being the O.G. photog, both then and now! 📸
On his last Halloween, Jack Ryan, former Director of National Publicity for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and renowned circus historian, asked me to sculpt a Halloween themed balloon for his Facebook photo blog, May All Your Days Be Circus Days (a phrase famously originated by him). Jack had asked me to do this on several occasions, going so far as to nickname me “the Michelangelo of Balloon Art,” and it was always an extreme honor; his page was dedicated to world class circus acts, and I was fortunate enough to have my balloons showcased alongside them. While balloon art is commonly thought of with birthday clowns, it is rarely, if ever, thought of when it comes to circus clowning. Jack was a warm, intelligent, and well spoken man widely loved and respected by his peers, and he is missed in the circus community on a daily basis.
This is the balloon created for him on this occasion. I was always worried they wouldn’t be good enough, but he was always quick to assure me, “It is absolute perfection. “ Miss you, Jack.
Happy Halloween! 🎃🐘 #vaudeville#comedy#balloons#nincompoop#slapstick#balloonartist#varietyartist#balloonart#balloonanimals#mayallyourdaysbecircusdays#elephant#witch#pumpkin#halloween#happyhalloween#followme#cobblepot#archiecobblepot
Atlanta area friends, do yourself a favor and go and see The Venardos Circus while they are in the area (in the parking lot of Perimeter Mall), now thru Oct 6! This talented, funny, creative team of HUMAN only performers was an absolute joy to watch today! We got to interact with the cast of performers up close, had incredible seats and created precious memories with our children, sharing with them our deep love for the circus.
For those who are sometimes aren't huge fan of the circus due to concerns for animals, or simply disliking clowns because they creep you out, this is the circus for you! It's completely family friendly!
Thanks Venardos for completely exceeding my expectations!
When the world becomes a fantasy,
And you're more than you could ever be.
'Cause you're dreaming with your eyes wide open🎪
Finally watched #TheGreatestShowman the other night, and the soundtrack has literally been stuck in my head for the past 2 days. Not mad about it though 🤷♀️
today I’m off preparing for the start of my final two weeks of teaching Circus Dance Camp at the Durham Arts Council 🔴 what a gift these six summers have been... it’s been a dream to create a tiny circus of my own and I hate to say goodbye 🔴 at least I got to share a little circus magic with these kiddos 🎪 #mayallyourdaysbecircusdays
Thinking about my next move like... 😼😼😼
I can not thank Florida State University enough for giving me the opportunity to pursue my education and for allowing me all of the incredible opportunities that I would have never crossed had it not been for you. Thank you @alphachiomegafsu for accepting me Freshaman year for the dorky gal I was (and still am). If it wasn’t for @nobearsallowedcomedy for teaching me improv and allowing me to come out of my shell sophomore and junior year, then I would have never been able to finish up my last and final year by fulfilling my dream of being in the @fsuflyinghighcircus. Outside of Florida State I would have never been able to experience and meet some of the most incredible people if it wasn’t for the best #FAM in the game! Thank you @thestriptally. Most importantly, (drumroll please) a HUGE THANK👏YOU👏 to my amazing parents for pushing me through this whole amazing mess and for believing in me through it all!!! You guys truly are my rock and I couldn’t have done this without you. ♥️♥️♥️ Thank you Tallahassee and thank you to all of my friends and family who stood by my side the whole time. I truly .. couldn’t have done this ... without you 😉😽 #iykyk I DID THE THING !!! #mayallyourdaysbecircusdays#sosters#stripfam#iiiimproooovvv#yesand#gonoles#garnetandgold
I’m not crying. You’re crying. ♥️💛 #Collegeeducatedshegraduated 📸: @courtneycotterill
In for a long but beautiful day at work today, 3 shows in this amazing big top! After a sneaky peak at the rehearsals last night, I can safely say anyone coming to this circus is in for a treat! 😍🎪✨ #mayallyourdaysbecircusdays