Alex StickelsAlex Stickels Stix
After touring the world as a drummer and performing in iconic venues, Alex Stickels hit the road to begin his own musical journey writing and fronting his own rock songs. Bringing his passion for music and all things percussion along with his experience performing on board with Royal Caribbean and touring with Recycled Percussion, Alex is taking his drumsticks on a new adventure!
He joins The Greatest Show On Earth as show guide Stix, the rhythm of the show who brings audiences and performers together with high energy and rhythmic pulse. Alongside Aria and Nick Nack, Stix will lead the audience on an unforgettable musical journey throughout the show. Rock out with Alex and check him out on Instagram – we dare you not to drum along!
ArgendanceArgendance Boleadoras & Malambo
Meet Argendance, a fantastic, bombastic folk-dance troupe from Argentina that will have audiences tap-tap-tapping to the beat of their mystifying Malambo rhythm.
Previously featured as a semi-finalist on the fourth season of Spain’s Got Talent, Argendance introduces a fusion of Boleadoras, exquisitely choreographed movement using using cords with weighted stones, and Malambo, a traditional folk dance featuring percussive footwork. Without missing a beat, Argendance transforms the human body into a spectacle of art and animation through intertwining, mesmerizing, stupefying lines of dancers executing a dynamic blend of rhythmic stomping, drumming, and song. Get a glimpse of their fancy footwork on Instagram – we dare you not to move along!
Black Diamond TrioBlack Diamond Trio Acro Trio
Black Diamond Trio is an all-female acrobatic hand-to-hand balance trio hailing from Ethiopia, Africa. The award-winning trio has performed across the world at the Sheger Circus, International Circus Festival of Nikulin in Moscow, Afrika!Afrika! The Andre Heller Circus Show in Germany, the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo, the Circus Harlekin in Uetendorf, Switzerland, and more.
Most recently performing in Circus Flora in St. Louis for the 2022 season, the trio will bring a trifecta of choreography, skill, and spectacle to the cast of The Greatest Show On Earth when the wonder returns in 2023. For more information on Black Diamond Trio, please visit their Facebook page!
Duo Dust in the WindDuo Dust in the Wind Hand2Hand Duo
Performing head-to-head and heart-to-heart, Julio and Maite are an acrobatic H2H duo from Cuba, better known by their stage name ‘Duo Dust in the Wind.’ See their hearts and selves go flying when the reimagined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey returns in 2023.
EquivokeeEquivokee Comedic Trio
Meet Equivokee. As fun to watch as it is to say out loud – go ahead, try it – this comedic trio from Ukraine introduces a unique blend of physical comedy and a modern take on circus classics like dance, juggling, mime, and more to their performance.
With a signature appearance that’s a little bit eccentric and every bit hilarious, Equivokee will bring audiences humor, heart, and a very scientifically estimated zillion-and-one laughs when The Greatest Show On Earth returns.
Freestyle RidersFreestyle Riders
This remarkable troupe got their start as a group of BMX enthusiasts who transitioned from fierce competitors over the past decade to a cohesive team that has taken the circus world by storm. In 2016, they joined forces to create an electrifying act for Cirque du Soleil where they integrated BMX and trial bike. Most recently, the skills of the Extreme Unicycle World Champion have joined forces with the crew for The Greatest Show On Earth. Their unwavering dedication to perfecting their performance has led to international acclaim, with the team traveling the world to compete and perform in front of thousands and having collectively won over 30 awards.
Gemini TwinsGemini Twins Duo Lyra
Yuliia Mosiienko and Olha Mosiienko are the amazing Gemini Twins from Ukraine. They specialize in duo aerial hoops, loops, hand balancing and acrobatics. Previous accomplishments include Cirque du Soleil, Fest Cirque de Bayeux, Fest Cirque de Saint Paul Les Dax, and France’s Got Talent, and audiences can now catch them sky-high in The Greatest Show On Earth!
George Caceres and The Flying CaceresGeorge Caceres and The Flying Caceres Aerial Trapeze
Leading The Flying Caceres in one-of-a-kind, high-flying feats is George Caceres. As troupe leader, George has developed a jaw-dropping and never-before-seen new trapeze act exclusively for Ringling, featuring nine performers who come from Chile, Ecuador, USA, France, and Brazil.
You can say flying is in George’s DNA; his father created The Flying Caceres for Ringling in 1982 and George has been flying since the age of five. Audiences will be captivated by The Flying Caceres’ high-speed thrills that test new feats and seemingly defy what’s possible when The Greatest Show On Earth is back this fall.
Giulia and Mattia RossiGiulia and Mattia Rossi Hand2Hand Duo, Aerial Straps
Giulia and Mattia are graduates of prestigious arts academies in Europe. With a background in gymnastics, they are specialized in Hand-to-Hand and Aerial Straps Duo. They previously performed on Italy’s Got Talent and were selected for the Salieri Circus Festival where they were awarded the bronze medal. Next, they take the stage in The Greatest Show On Earth.
Jan DammJan Damm Nick Nack
The funny bone of The Greatest Show On Earth, Jan Damm will have audiences laughing throughout the show with a masterful modern comedy performance. Jan is also a master of the cylindrical, spinning, stacking, quirky, cool balancing act better known as Rola Bola.
He’s shown off his talents everywhere from street corners to big-top tents to theaters, opera houses, and even on television throughout his 15+ year career as a circus artist. Now he takes a leading role and delivers big laughs in The Greatest Show On Earth.
Kaity MussioKaity Mussio Specialist
Kaity Mussio is a woman of many talents. She is an accomplished aerialist and was featured in the Rhythms of the Night show in Puerto Vallarta, the La Perle show in Dubai, Circus Vargas, and The Flying Royals. Now, she brings her talents to The Greatest Show On Earth.
Lauren IrvingLauren Irving Aria
Lauren Irving is an actress, singer, and host who brings audiences on an interactive, immersive experience as Aria, bringing the melody of the show as one part of the trio that guides the audience in The Greatest Show On Earth.
No stranger to the spotlight, Lauren has performed in theme parks across the U.S. (including roles in the American Idol Experience in Disney World!), Japan, and has showed her vocal range on cruise ship stages with the honor of performing in the popular Broadway show SIX. Putting her vocal talents on display for Children Of All Ages, Lauren will lead audiences through a musical journey that will excite, inspire, and have you singing along!
Lopez FamilyLopez Family Triangular Highwire
The Lopez Family is taking The Greatest Show On Earth to new heights appearing in a never-before-seen, never-before-attempted take on the highwire that you’ll have to see to believe! Sixth generation circus artists, the Lopez Family hails from Mexico and Chile and is no stranger to the illustrious Ringling stage.
After joining Ringling in 2008 as part of the ‘Zing Zang Zoom’ U.S. Tour, they went on to be featured in the ‘Fully Charged Gold Edition’ and ‘Super Circus Heroes’ tours where they have performed daring feats of human spectacle including Highwire, Globe of Steel, and headlined the Closing Act of the entire show. Maria Lopez is part of the only triangular highwire act in the world performing daring stunts like headstands, leapfrog, shoulder jumps and more. She is a female who is taking the law of balance to new level!
Maximillian BennettMaximillian Bennett Specialist
As aerial captain and specialist for The Greatest Show On Earth, Maximillian leads aerialists from great heights. Maximillian began his career at a premier gymnastics program in the United Kingdom. He went on to perform in Cirque du Soleil, Italy’s Got Talent, and Franco Dragone’s House of Dancing Water. He specializes in solo straps, duo straps, Swiss rings, and acrobatic ladder.
The Navas TroupeThe Navas Troupe Double Wheel of Destiny
Acrobat Rony Navas got his love of performance and talents from his father, grandparents, and a long familial line of circus artists dating back to their great-great-great-great-grandfather.
The members of his troupe are most comfortable with their heads in the clouds, twisting and turning in the air to the awe and delight of audiences who may have previously seen them in Cirque du Soleil, the International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, and more. Catch the Navas Troupe in the Double Wheel of Destiny in The Greatest Show on Earth.
Troupe Ethio SelamTroupe Ethio Selam Hoop Diving
Hailing from Ethiopia, these six young men perform impressive acts including hoop diving, Chinese pole, club juggling, and a solo cyr wheel act. They have been performing together for more than ten years, working hard to perfect their skills.
They have previously performed at the International Golden Elephant Circus Festival in Spain, and performer, Negaso, has been hailed as a top acrobat, awarded in African gymnastics competitions.
Sammie PearsallSammie Pearsall Specialist
Most frequently found suspended from the sky in silks and straps, Sammie Pearsall takes on a bird’s eye view in The Greatest Show On Earth. With training in numerous circus arts including hand-to-hand, aerial straps, cradle, Russian swing, and was an artistic gymnast for 15 plus years. Sammie brings an artistic aerial performance to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Stage.
Skyler MiserSkyler Miser Ringling Rocket
The arena will celebrate and have a blast as human cannonball royalty Skyler Miser steps on the show floor. Or, maybe it’s Skyler that’s having a blast – quite literally
You could say performance is in her DNA; Skyler’s parents Tina and Brian Miser starred as Human Cannon Balls in previous Ringling shows dating back to 1999. They passed their passion onto Skyler who first made her way to the Ringling stage at the age of 13, after attending circus school and appearing in the Peru Amateur Circus. Skyler will be soaring to incredible, inconceivable new heights and performing as a Human Rocket for her first time in The Greatest Show On Earth.
Tic Tac TrioTic Tac Trio Acrobatic Troupe / Teeterboard
The Tic Tac Trio is joining Ringling as the featured acrobatic troupe using the Korean Teeterboard apparatus. Their backgrounds include experience in gymnastics, trampoline, and parkour. They have previously performed around the world on stages such as the Flic Flac Circus, Circ Raluy Legacy, International Circus Festival of Italy, Circus 1903, and much more!
Troupe BrothersTroupe Brothers Teeterboard
Imagine the ultimate playground, where see-saws flip and send you floating high in the sky. Add to the scene the high-flying Troupe Brothers, a specialized teeterboard troupe of high-flying acrobats who have performed for audiences across the world and have joined Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey The Greatest Show On Earth!
Wesley WilliamsWesley Williams The One Wheel Wonder
Record holder for the tallest rideable unicycle in the world (at a massive 34.6 feet tall!), Wesley Williams has been a hit in practically every type of venue around the world. A first-generation performer, Wesley’s magnificent career started at age 6 and has led him to perform on the most prestigious stages around the world.
From Monte-Carlo to Las Vegas, Germany to Moscow, London to Los Angeles, Wesley’s high energy acts are loved by millions across the globe. Not new to the circus world, Wesley is wheeling into The Greatest Show On Earth!
YAB BrothersYAB Brothers Icarian Games
Sisay and Yabu, better known as The YAB Brothers, are a two-man Ethiopian Risley performance act. After first meeting at Circus Ethiopia where Sisay had been training, they discovered their destiny and formed a partnership, performing spectacular single, double, and twisting flips. Audiences will be able to see their flipping in person!