March 14, 2019 - April 7, 2019

COMEDY/VARIETÉ PERFORMERS

2019 Moisture Festival Peformers

New artists added frequently, check back often!

AcroBritt

Brittany Walsh, a.k.a. AcroBritt, is a world record holder in acrobatic archery and has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not featured an...

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Al Simmons

In the tradition of the great comedy kings, Danny Kaye, Spike Jones and Jimmy Durante comes Al Simmons – a man dedicated to the all but lost art of combining...

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Alan Plotkin

Alan Plotkin is a member of the Moisture family. He is never on stage but he and his video camera have been welcome audience members for many years now and...

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Alchemy Tap Project

Seattle’s own Alchemy Tap Project was founded in 2012 on the principle that neither percussion nor dance is restricted to one style of music. Featuring choreography to everything from jazz...

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Alex Feldman

He is based in Boston, MA, but frequently performs in countries where speaking English would be useless. So he speaks a made-up gibberish language! With his expressive face and body,...

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Alex Kelly

Dr. Alex Kelly is a cellist, composer, producer and professor.  He composes and performs with a variety of ensembles ranging from major symphony orchestras, new music ensembles, world music ensembles,...

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Alex Zerbe

With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band....

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Amy Nash

Amy Nash is a multi-skilled, professional circus performer from Denver, CO with years of experience touring traditional circuses around the world. Some of her contracts included tours in England, Indonesia,...

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Andrey Moraru

Andrey Moraru was born in Moldova, a former Soviet Union republic. Always fascinated by body movement, martial arts and Circus performances witnessed at a young age in a State Circus,...

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Anni Küpper

Anni is professional juggler and performer. Her acts inspire international audiences around the United States, and Europe as well as Japan, Singapore, Israel and Gabon. Originally born in Bonn, Germany...

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Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher

Armitage Shanks, The Carny Preacher aka Dave Crellin   Moisture Festival production team player for the last 5 years   Some Stuff I’m Doing-   International Cabaret Artist Life Design...

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Avery Cherie

Avery joined Circus Juventas in Minnesota in the summer of 2005 at the age of 11, and immediately fell in love with circus performing. As a former soccer player, dancer...

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Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg was one of a handful of 1970s street performers who took their acts into theaters and, along with the Flying Karamazov Brothers and others, gave birth to the...

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Baby Gramps

According to an article in the special issue City of Music in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Baby Gramps is acknowledged as one of the top 50 most influential musicians in the...

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Bill Robison

Bill Robison is a physical comedian. His performances are a synthesis of outlandish comedy, an elastic face, a penchant for the absurd and a reckless sense of abandon. He has...

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Brandon Kazen-Maddox

My name is Brandon and I am a lover of kinetic motion. I am here to create a new form of art that I hope will move our world forward...

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Bunion Sisters

Sadye and Heidi met for the first time at Bellingham Circus Guild’s My Circus Valentine 2016 and began working together on duo trapeze later that year. They sure do love...

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Caela Bailey

Caela Bailey is a born and raised Seattle artist celebrating the release of her first album, ‘The Gospel Of The Gutter Queen’. Caela grew up surrounded by street performers, circus...

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Cate Great!

What can be said about the Cate Great! Show that isn’t in the name? Cate blends high-end circus with unique comedy. You will be charmed by her wit and astounded...

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Charly Castors

Charly was born in the heart of Paris to the fifth generation of his family in show business. Charly and his brothers Toly and Eddy make up the acrobatic trio...

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Checkerboard Guy

The Checkerboard Guy (AKA David Aiken), beyond being a snappy dresser and a regular at Moisture Festival also fancies himself a craft brewer and has created a line of beers...

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Circus Luminescence

Circus Luminescence is a collaborative project using circus arts as a medium to shine. Founded by Eli March, this innovative troupe specializes in Glow, Black-light, Daytime and Fire Shows. An...

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Dana Lyons

Best known for his global comedy hit “Cows With Guns” which went to #2 on Australia’s Country Charts and remained on Ireland’s Top 40 for six months, Dana Lyons is...

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Daredevil Chicken Club

Join Marc and Svetlana Buttersworth for their ‘Honeymoon Cabaret!’ In the style of Las Vegas lounge meets 80’s pop melodrama this newly-wed couple is here to remind the public that...

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David Nguyen

David is an aerialist known for his dizzying athleticism and charming performance style. Inspired after watching his first ‘boylesque’ circus show in London, David began training with some of San...

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Della Moustachella

Della has been a prolific circus and comedic variety performer for over a decade, and this year celebrates her 8th almost-annual Moisture Festival. Aside from her solo performing, Della can...

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Doc Sprinsock and the SANCApators

Doc Sprinsock and the SANCApators are the fabulously eclectic house band for SANCA, the Seattle circus school. When Fabio Sprinsock was born on a cold, gray Seattle morning, he was...

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Dr Hexagon

Dr. Hexagon is an MC … Master of Ceremonies … Do we think of our shows as ceremonies? hmmmm, funny you should ask…   Dr. Hexagon has been volunteering for...

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Dr. Owl

You guys! … Dr. Owl has nearly 100 species of houseplants! Okay, that has nothing to do with the performances that he’ll present at this year’s Moisture Festival. He has...

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Dream & PJ

PJ and Dream have been hoisting each other regularly since 2012. Both passionate about their unique and challenging solo projects, they’ve found it fun and refreshing to combine their complimentary super powers to...

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Duo A&T

Milla and Julia have a long standing reputation for birthing dazzling absurdities. They both train and coach circus arts out of Seattle while individually following their own unique pursuits. While...

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Duo Avocado

Seattle is blessed with the wonderful School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, SANCA. One of the many benefits of the availability of this kind of training and practice is...

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Duo par Deux

We are Victor De Bouvère and Alexis Levillon, and we are ‘Duo par Deux’. Victor graduated at the circus school CRAC, in France (Lomme) and Alexis is a self-thought diabolist....

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Duo Perspective

Pamela Donohoo has thrilled Moisture Festival audiences in years past. An exquisite aerialist, dancer, acrobat and choreographer she demonstrated her skill and charm at Hale’s Palladium in 2015, helping us...

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Duo Pile ou Face

Philippe Renaud and Shannon Maguire started working together in mid-2014 to create a duo act in the cyr wheel, taking a common solo apparatus and exploring the possibilities and challenges...

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Duo Rêves

Internationally acclaimed Duo Rêves is the creative collaboration of Quynbi and Eric Esteb, co-creators of whirlwind aerial/shadow show ‘Into the Dreaming’. Bringing dramatic spectacle and glamorous levity to venues near...

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Duo Rose

The passionate, romantic trapeze performance of Duo Rose combines unique dynamic elements with aerial contortion. The seamless flow of highly technical skills and intense passion creates a fluid aerial ballet...

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Eric Esteb

Aerialist, actor, filmmaker, artist, and exactly one-half of Duo Rêves, Eric Esteb is a man of many skills. With credits from Seattle Opera to Royal Caribbean to the 5th Avenue...

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Felicity Hesed

Felicity Hesed is a Clown, Aerialist, and Director.  She delights and surprises viewers with her vibrant characters, technical skill, and audience interaction.  Felicity has developed a unique style of clowning...

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Fremont Philharmonic Orchestra

Originally the Freiberg Philharmonium, the Fremont Philharmonic couldn’t get a gig in town, as everyone in the little Alsatian town was in the band. Neighboring villages suspected with so much...

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Gazzo

If you have friends who know a little about magic performance, tell them that the British magician Gazzo is coming to Moisture Festival. I can then be silent and let...

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Godfrey Daniels

Moisture Festival regulars know Godfrey Daniels as one of our own. We’ve met his family and learned his ways. We’ve come to know what frustrates him and what makes him...

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Harry Levine

Harry Levine graduated Clark University with a BA in music and in 1984, he founded the satirical theater and musical group called Citizens Band. They toured the West and by...

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Henrik Bothe

Born in Denmark, Henrik Bothe took a turn from the road to becoming an engineer and strayed down the performing lane in 1980. He now engineers clever and unusual ways...

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Iman Lizarazu

Iman Lizarazu was born in a small village in the Basque region of France, where her family has lived for over 800 years. ************************************* Iman’s early years were spent in...

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Jacob D’Eustachio

Jacob is delighted to be performing at Moisture Fest for the first time!   He’s a native New Yorker who became obsessed with juggling at age 10.  Since then, his...

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Jamy Ian Swiss

According to the post-modern magic duo, Penn & Teller, Jamy Ian Swiss is “James Bond with a deck of cards for a pistol!” An internationally acclaimed sleight-of-hand artist, mentalist and...

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Jason Rodgers

Jason Rodgers has been a tap dancer/actor/musician, working professionally since the age of 10. He’s worked with Debbie Allen, Donald O’Connor, George C. Wolfe, Eddie Brown, Fayard Nicholas, and Danny...

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Jason Victor Serinus

Once you hear Jason, you’ll understand why this internationally published classical music and audiophile critic chose his name, Serinus, for the genus of songbirds that includes canaries. In the world...

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Jenn Bruyer

Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) but also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, trapeze,...

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Jessica Perry

I spent a large part of my childhood living on a small sailing vessel with my parents, climbing the mast and swinging from the rigging. When I was ten, we...

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Jet Black Pearl

The untamed and inimitable Jet Black Pearl from the port of Amsterdam spent many years in the south of France before settling in Portland in 2014. She has performed on...

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Jim Page

The great Utah Phillips once said: “Jim Page’s songs get right to the point. He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a...

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Jody Poth

Jody hails from Seattle and brings years of experience in all aerial forms and duo work. With a background in dance, Butoh, experimental theatre, flow-based movement arts, Jody also pays...

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Johnnyjetpack presents: “Junior’s report”

Whether he’s bringing us Junior or gas propelled Johnny Jetpack speeding skyward at 50+ mph (in about one second), or YouTube favorites Flaming Anus or the incredible and hilarious Cordless...

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Jonah Spool

When Moisture Festival needs help, who do we call? Not those ghost guys you’ve heard so much about … we call a real Seattle working man: Jonah Spool! We’re so...

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Juggler Jefferson Freire

Jefferson Freire is from Zona Sul, The South Zone, one of the most populated areas of the city of São Paulo, Brazil. It was there that he first learned to...

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Julia Limoges

Julia is currently performing and coaching aerial in Seattle. She has a passion for all things circus arts, dance, and acting with a Marketing/Sales degree from Foster School of Business....

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Karen Quest – Cowgirl Tricks

Dubbed “America’s Funniest Cowgirl”, Karen has been blazing a trail since 1998 with her one-woman Cowgirl Tricks comedy show. Skillful trick roping, whip cracking and improvisational kooky cowgirl shenanigans have...

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Kellin

Kellin. Juggler, acrobat, and sometimes he’s funny. Beginning his training at a young age in St. Louis and then moving to Montreal in 2014 he has collected a wide variety...

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Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein

Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein has performed his unique cowboy comedy show in 31 different countries around the world. You’ll see slapdash physical comedy and spoken comedy channeled through Louie’s modern western...

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Lindsay Benner

“The joy and wonder of the present moment”, that’s the phrase that refers, in much of her publicity, to Lindsay Benner’s greatest talent … bringing her audiences to that place....

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Louie Foxx

Louie Foxx celebrated his interest in childish pursuits even before the birth of his child gave him “… a valid excuse to go to the zoo once a week and...

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Magical Mystical Michael

Magical Mystical Michael’s illusive and elusive logic still has some of his closest friends scratching their heads and laughing. You’ll see many of Michael’s friends at the Moisture Festival, he’s...

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Manuela Horn

Manuela Horn, also known as the Austrian Amazon, is riding the whirlwind! We’re so pleased to have her join our Moisture Festival cast. Manuela is a yodeling, dancing, acting comedic...

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Mark Hayward

Mark Hayward has been a variety arts performer since 1990. He is a World Yo-yo Champion, a member of a World Champion Juggling Team, and a Spin Top Champion. His...

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Master Payne

Master Payne once again has made the long and arduous journey from the mysterious realm of Wallingford so that he can grace the stage at the Moisture Festival and entertain...

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Matt Baker

Matt Baker is a Guinness World Record holder, was voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comic and has performed his comedy stunt show in over 14 different countries. He’s appeared on numerous...

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Michael Paul

Philly native, Michael Paul began his career in local television at age 16. Sustaining a 25 year comedy career, he honed his craft touring with such names as James Brown,...

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Michael Rayner

Michael Rayner’s show has been described as “preposterous brilliance” and “whacky jugglement,” a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a bounty of improvised fun.  You’re never...

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Mike Wood

Combining two of Canada’s main exports, comedy and natural resources, Mike Wood is a comedian with a degree in mine engineering. He has been making people laugh for money since...

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Mike Wood & Checkerboard

The Checkerboard Guy and Mike Wood were/are Canadian comedy cohorts who are performing their solo object and word juggling routines in several Moisture Festival shows (check out their individual bios)....

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Monsieur LouLou

Chinese pole acrobat and Ringmaster Monsieur LouLou will make his debut appearance this year at the Moisture Festival. Can you imagine? Yeah … neither could we … so we watched...

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Mykelle Walton

Mykelle Walton is an aerial artist pushing the boundaries of what the human body can do and combining it with the strength, grace, and artistry of a cirque style aerialist...

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Naked Truth

The Naked Truth show band. Their name? We looked up Naked Truth on the internet and found this story explaining the source of that idiom since the late 1500s: Truth...

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NANDA

The NANDA experience is a high-energy, unrelenting blast of action and excited humor. You will be enraptured by this dynamic show, a tidal wave of acrobatics, dance, juggling and crazy...

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Out of the Blue

The full name of this is ‘Out of the Blue: An American Sign Language Dance Theater Production’ based on the song from Andrew Lippa’s WILD PARTY.’ It will be performed...

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Pam Severns

  Pam Severns is a Los Angeles-based puppeteer and comedian for stage and screen. She was a producer for PBS on In Their Own Words, a documentary on the life and work...

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Peter Paul Van Camp

Our hilarious vaudeville friend Al Simmons has just introduced us to a folk poet by the name of Peter Paul Van Camp. He’s been traveling a circuit of folk clubs,...

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Rachel Karabenick

Rachel is an aerial artist with a strong background in modern and contemporary dance. She has toured and performed with multiple circus companies on stages large and small bringing her...

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Robert Strong

Robert Strong – The Comedy Magician has been entertaining since 1985. He has performed on national television, in all 50 states, in 47 countries, and twice at the White House. He was...

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Ron W. Bailey

This Cheshire cat grin comes to my face when I watch the artists in the shows at the Moisture Festival. Seems like I was always drawn to skills, skits and...

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Rose City Circus

The Rose City Circus features premier acrobats from Portland Oregon. Always looking to expand and defy expectations of what acrobatic circus can be. They were recently seen on ABC’s the...

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Saan Popovic

Last year the wonderful young contortionist Saffi Watson introduced us to Saan Popovic when they presented a duo performance at the 2018 Moisture Festival. This year we are so happy...

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Sadie Rose

Sadie Rose teaches at UMO School of Physical Theater on Vashon Island and at Seattle Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. She has received training in aerial arts, acrobatics, dance, and...

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Shannon Gray

Shannon Gray can be found passing the time doing what many would consider rolling, climbing, releasing, gliding and exploring. She enjoys things which consist of water, mud, trapeze bars, sand,...

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Shoehorn

MC Shoehorn, performance artist, makes music with his feet anddances with his horn, combining body rhythms and sophisticated forms and concepts into entertainment. Specialist in saxophone andtap dance, he’s a...

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Simon Neale

Simon Neale- One of the founders of the Festival, gained his sense of humor studying the art of English Music Halls. In his teens working at the Holiday camps, along...

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Snake Suspenderz

Snake Suspenderz, a quartet featuring vocals, ukulele, trombone, guitar, tuba and drums, call their music “cartoon jazz.” They play a relentlessly quirky blend of novelty songs and hits of the...

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Snubby J

Snubby J is an LA-based musician and creator known for his performances with the RimbaTubes, a homemade PVC Pipe instrument built with his father in 2007. What started as a...

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Splinter Dance Company

Splinter Dance Company, under the umbrella of ajusticenetwork and the fiscal sponsorship of Shunpike, is composed of a diverse group of professional dancers from Seattle who have come together to...

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Stefano Iaboni

Producer, managing director and comedy host Stefano Iaboni is an international actor/performer/director and teacher born and raised in Rome … yes, that Rome. He moved to the Netherlands and enrolled...

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Steve The Pretty Good

Steve is a full time professional entertainer with impressive references from around the world. He is well known in the variety arts community and has won awards as a creative innovator and...

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TAQUEET$!

Born and raised in Seattle TAQUEET$! is a dancer with a style all her own. As a child she studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet and Spectrum as well as being...

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Teatro Pachuco

Our longtime friend Rudi Galindo of Los Payasos Mendigos has now returned from Belgium with a friend and fellow performer Lisa da Boit … and they arrive with a new...

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Tina Lenert

Tina Lenert was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At age twelve she moved with her family to Malibu, California and took an interest in performing, first by playing electric guitar in...

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Tom Noddy

Tom has done something unique in show business … he created a new kind of act. When Tom Noddy first took his performance of Bubble Magic onto the Tonight Show...

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Uncle Bonsai

Speaking of Uncle Bonsai in the Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch said “… if there were an Ella Fitzgerald Award for Exquisite Elocution in Song, they would surely get it.” and...

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zoom —– Moisture Festival Volunteer Staff

This is a cropped photo of a fraction of the many volunteers that worked together to staff a recent Moisture Festival. Many of these hard working happy folk will be...

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