The Comedy/Varietè Artists Archive

This is a list of artists who have performed at past moisture festival shows.
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A Girl in the Sky

International aerialist, Rebecca Leonard, from A Girl In The Sky Productions is sought after for her strength, grace and humor. Her fusion of theater and aerial arts has fueled her creation of innovative...

A Unicycle Built For Two

Nick & Wendy met in 2010 at Seattle's School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts, and quickly fell in love. They combined their skills to create their duo unicycle act, and have performed for audiences across...

Aadams Family

This mother/daughter aerial team are frighteningly good at what they do. Mortuaria (Martha Enson) and Tuesday (Ruby Joyce) Aadams will amaze and astound even while they worry us with their wickedly accurate...

Acrobatic Conundrum

Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle's premier contemporary circus arts company, is led by Artistic Director and Co-founder, Terry Crane who has been described as an expert at vertical rope and practitioner of...

Adrienne Jack-Sands

Adrienne Jack-Sands has been involved in performance art since childhood, playing violin from age six and viola since she was 12. At the American Ballet Theatre school in New York City she trained in classical...

Aerialistas

The Aerialistas are the original aerial girl gang! These inventive and skilled artists are dedicated to bringing glamour, excitement and flirty fun to aerial performance. Poppy Daze, Lillian Dish, Viola...

AerLift

AerLift is a spectacular one-of-a-kind yearly show presented by the aerial community to raise funds for organizations working with populations in extreme poverty. All of the performers and staff donate...

Aga-Boom

AGA-BOOM is rooted in the unique European theatrical style and universal language of clowning, it cuts through the barriers of language and culture with the art of slapstick, the humor of physical comedy...

Aileen Wilkie

Aileen has been described as one of the most experienced street performers in the world. She's also been described as gentle and charming as well as amazing and anarchic. Another writer used this phrase...

Aislinn

Aislinn Mulligan began with competitive artistic gymnastics at age 4 and then after competing internationally she turned her focus to dance and theatre training, competing as a finalist at the National...

AJ Silver

AJ Silver combines trick roping, bullwhip artistry, boleadoras and humor to create a high energy western variety act. With his whips ropes and bolas flying through the air, he presents a dramatic...

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 comedy, with song, dance, magic, sight gags...

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 many of us have benefited from his work. Alan's...

Alberto Del Campo

Alberto Del Campo, a remarkable and versatile acrobat, is leaving the show he works in in Las Vegas, the famous Le Rêve show at the Wynn Hotel, just long enough to join us in Seattle for a couple of shows,...

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 to classical,...

Alex Allan

Alex Allan is an Aerialist and Dancer from Sydney, Australia. In 2008 he completed a BA in Communications (Theatre/Media) with a focus in physical theatre creation. 6 months later Alex was accepted into...

Alex Bistrevsky

Alex Bistrevsky is a Los Angeles based comedy performer & variety circus entertainer specializing in: Circus street performance, ambient roaming entertainment for live events, custom-tailored acts for...

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. Alex Zerbe is a Seattle native and was voted t he...

Alexander Makardish

Alexander Mak Commedia dell'Arte, puppetry, music, clown, mask-making, stage, and screen acting, Alexander Makardish has indeed taken his talents & training in several directions and this year we are...

Alfredo Fettuccini

The wonderful magic of Alfredo Fettuccini is evanescent and fleeting. It appears in this world only rarely and after great lapses of time, like Northern Lights, or Black Jack Gum, or an onslaught of destructive...

Allez-OOPS

Allez-OOPS! brings back classic vaudeville acts with a comic twist. Married duo Rob & Miss Jane invites the audience to play with them as they dance on glass wine bottles, jump rope on stilts and even...

Allie Cooper

Allie Cooper began learning the fundamentals of aerial work in Santa cruz, California in 2008. Her honest style has developed to utilize momentum and natural pathways and to embrace functionality. Working...

Amanda Crockett

Amanda Crockett started clowning alongside her father at age 9, learning the delicate art of making people laugh. Since then, her pursuit of the perfect blend of circus and physical theatre has taken her...

Amanda Huotari

Whether she's being tormented by a box of chocolates, or is tied to the train tracks awaiting her doom, only the audience can save her. At the age of 13, Mandy took her first workshop at Celebration Barn,...

Amy Denio

A pacifist, practitioner of non-violence, and proud member of the ACLU, Amy Denio (rhymes with ‘Ohio’ or ‘gennaio’) is a multi-instrumentalist composer and singer based in Seattle. She’s been creating...

Amy Engelhardt

AMY ENGELHARDT was the sole female member of Grammy-nominated, genre-busting, Seattle-based vocal quartet The Bobs from 1998-2011, which is when she fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. Her insanely...

Amy G

Amy Gordon is a revolutionary comedienne (she spins around a lot, anyway). The granddaughter of The Little Giant, a vaudevillian acrobat/ukulele playing song and dance man of little renown but vast appeal,...

An Apple A Day

Janet McAlpin & David Godsey (Teeny & Tardy, Esq.) This theatrical aerial clown duo has been creating and performing together for 25 years. Janet studied with M. LeCoq at Ecoles Jacques LeCoq in Paris,...

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, Andrey joined a Circus...

Anesidora

Stunning manipulation of physical reality by a mere mortal or are her powers of a higher order? Experts disagree.

Anne Uendo and Dudley Entendre

As you expected from Moisture Festival, this act will deliver just what you wouldn’t expect. Plays like a god, sings like an angel, with songs that bedevil.

Ariele Ebacher

Ariele Ebacher elevates the art of tight wire, one moment gracefully gliding across the wire and the next moment kicking off her heels (literally) and breaking out in dance. She is the premier wire dancer...

Armitage Shanks

Armitage Shanks is an international circus and cabaret MC, performer, educator and director. He was co-founder and Ringmaster of Seattle’s Circus Contraption. He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine”...

Arne Bystrom

Arne Bystrom is one of the premier jugglers in the Pacific Northwest. Arne performed in productions in Quebec City, Chile, toured New England with Circus Smirkus, and performed for a variety of clients...

Arsene Dupin

Arsene Dupin will perform at the 2016 Moisture Festival with his partner Magical Mystical Michael ... they will perform as The Mouth Brothers ... please check their bio under that name. *************************************...

Artis

He’ll deny it (probably from the stage) but he’s a living legend. He turned a charming folksy household percussion instrument, musical spoons, into a performance that blew David Letterman away and produced...

Ashia

blues, and pop/punk . "Pay to be Loved", her debut album, is described as "exuding a dark outlook that recalls Tom Waits and Edith Piaf...her probing lyrics on the underbelly of romance with delirious...

Aviatrix

Aviatrix has presented some stunning aerial displays for Moisture Festival and this year will be no exception. Hailing from various local aerial groups (The Aerialistas, The Velone Sisters, and The Flying...

Avner the Eccentric

Avner Eisenberg was one 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 New Vaudeville movement. Even...

B.F. Day School

The annual spring effort by the Fremont and greater Seattle community to support the arts-rich B.F. Day School is and has been our concern as well. Moisture Festival organizers and artists donate their...

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 last 100 years along with...

Bang-Bang Boys

The Bang-Bang Boys are a relatively new comedy team made up of absolutely wonderful seasoned performers. In the late 1980s Jean-Michel Paré and David Aiken discussed doing a show together. The idea was...

Baudboys

The Baudboys are current and former Microsoft employees who have sung great a cappella music for more than 25 years. Besides winning the Pacific NW Harmony Sweepstakes twice, the group has co-headlined...

Belle Hops

Cathy Sutherland and Martha Enson live to serve. Aerialistas, Royal Famille du Caniveaux, Velone Sisters, Flying Karamazov Brothers, Theatre Schmeatre, the UMO ensemble, Printers Devil Theatre, Aviatrix,...

Bellini Twins

"The Bellini Twins take inspired idiocy to new heights" is what Seattle Times wrote about this very unusual act. They have two different fathers but share one mother who was a bohemian trapeze artist....

Benedikt Negro

Benedikt Negro is a pantomime and clown who currently stars in Cirque du Soleil’s water show, “O”. He trained at Die Etage School for the Performing Arts in Berlin. Originally from Xanten, Germany,...

Big Boys with Pois

That’s right, these guys can handle anything that happens, no matter what catastrophe might offer itself they will maintain their poise and stand strong … in the face of … um, I’m sorry, excuse me, I’m...

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 performed on cruise ships,...

Billy Oskay

Producer and session player Billy Oskay was born and raised in Kingston, NY, where at age seven he first picked up the violin. Beginning in 1970 he studied under Eugen Prokop at the International Academy...

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus

Vaudeville East meets Vaudeville West when Bindlestiff appears at the Moisture Festival. Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the world, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus,...

Bob and Leah

In the air, Bob and Leah are a perfect fit. Their mutual passion for the aerial arts brings another dimension to their performance. This can be seen in full color on the black and white video at this url...

Bob Malone

Los Angeles based BOB MALONE plays keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty, and continues a long running and successful solo career. His sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of rock, blues, and New Orleans...

Bobs

The Bobs are taking their last trip around the block. This is not your run-of-the-mill a cappella quartet -- not by a long shot. Now in its third decade of musical mayhem, The Bobs’ Grammy-nominated musical...

Bond Street Theatre

Established in 1976, Bond Street Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting peace and cultural understanding through the theatre arts. The company has created theatre-based programs for...

Booby Trap Players

The Boobies have giggled audiences from Seattle to Vegas, while performing new and old burlesque comedy sketches.

Brent McCoy

For the people who are familiar with Moisture Festival, I have to say ... Brent comes pretty highly recommended: one publication referred to him this way: "charming, sweet and very talented...Bob the Builder...

Bri Crabtree

Gravity ceases to exist, the “laws” of motion become mere “suggestions,” and the crowd is transported into a world of recaptured wonder with San Francisco performing artist Bri Crabtree. Combining elements...

Brian Jones

Tap Dancer Brian Jones has been performing since 1975. Known for his Rhode Island dance company (The All-Tap Revue) and his song-and-dance team with Susan Boyce (Jones & Boyce), and his street performances...

Bridget Gunning

Bridget Gunning comes to circus from a dance and theater background. Her first trapeze explorations were over a decade ago within the Skinner Releasing Technique; inspiration for Bridget's performance...

Brittany Walsh

Brittany Walsh (a.k.a. Acrobritt) is currently the world record holder for acrobatic archery (for shooting at the longest distance), and is also the only known individual to perform this stunt blindfolded....

Bronkar and Cyndi

Bronkar and Cyndi have been a joint creative force since 2001. Their variety show is a high energy, multi-instrumental, rhythmic and comedic journey that combines Bronkar's percussiveness and awe-inducing...

Bronkar Lee

Internationally acclaimed beatboxer, drummer, juggler, musician, actor, funny man, and circus performer extraordinaire, Bronkar Lee has taken his skills to thousands of colleges, schools, fairs, festivals,...

Brothers from Different Mothers

They were recently voted Seattle’s Funniest Prop Comics and are also proud Guinness World Record Holders. They perform at over 200 events a year including their own variety show entitled “All 4 Limbs”....

Bruce Wylie

Bruce Wylie is a founding member of the Seattle Mime Theater company. He has created innumerable works during the past 20 years, relishing opportunities as performer, writer, director, choreographer, mask...

Caela & The Dangerous Flares

Caela Bailey’s sultry lead vocals with Katy Webber, Cathy Sutherland and Mari Finch’s smooth and seductive backup vocals are fire roasted. They’re coming back to the Moisture and they’ll make you want...

Caela Bailey

Caela Bailey is a Seattle-based chanteuse, dancer and all around entertainer. A natural performer with formidable stage presence, she’s been performing and touring with her family’s vaudeville troupe,...

Camille Swift

Smoldering at the core of Camille Swift's artistic vision is a quest to find beauty and elegance in what is savage and strange. Swift is a Chicago-based circus artist, specializing in static trapeze and...

Canote Brothers

The Canote Brothers from Seattle, WA, are as renowned for their affable attitudes and humor as they are for their music. Greg on fiddle, and Jere on guitar, and both on banjo ukes, perform zany concerts,...

Carla Ulbrich

Carla Ulbrich, President of the Difficult Last Name Club and former member of the defunct trio Girls Gone Funny is a comical singer-songwriter and guitarist from South Carolina currently living in New...

Carri Andersen

Ms Andersen’s grace, elegant athleticism, and memorable beauty, offers audiences the illusion, that she is not earthbound, but could, at will, fly away in a twinkling visit to the Milky Way. She will dazzle...

Cassie Cutler

Growing up in Los Angeles, California, Cassie was always bouncing with energy. She began gymnastics at age 5, and competed until the age of 16. From there, she found circus arts. Specializing in aerial,...

Catfish Jack

Harmonica player Catfish Jack (aka Jack Chauvin) grew up in Oakland, California. He was originally inspired by the Chicago blues’ legends Little Walter, James Cotton, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Big Walter...

Cathy Sutherland

Cathy is one of the original Daring Deviante Sisters, a skilled acrobatic duo with an odd sense of humor who brought a new element to the blossoming New Vaudeville scene in the 1980s. Active in several...

Chairboy

Too weird to explain, too cool to miss, I will be watching this carefully, again! Sometime around the turn of the century, in between the heydays of the great medicine shows and vaudeville, there was...

Chairman Bob

A Chair-Raising Experience! Chairman Bob AKA Flyin’ Bob AKA Bob Palmer is dedicated to exploring and expanding the world's perception of those ugly white plastic backyard stacking resin patio lawn chairs...

Chantall

Born into a show biz family on the other side of the Berlin wall, Chantall formed her own sense of style as she trained to be a contortionist. When the wall came down she brought her act into the exploding...

Chapter 2

Chapter 2 is the aerial duo of Esther Edelman and Glenn Easley. Esther has over 25 years of choreographing, directing and performing experiences and is a founder of the 4 women triple trap gang Aviatrix,...

Charlie Brown

If you catch Charlie Brown off stage and you and he have the time, try to get him to tell you a story of his travels. Some of the experiences themselves would be of interest with anyone’s telling but hearing...

Charly Castor & Eric Nondsen

Charly and Eric are from a French and Russian family that has been in show business since the 1500s. Several of them still live in Paris near the Moulin Rouge. Charly joined his brothers in helping to...

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 Les Castors which has entertained audiences...

Charly McCreary

Charly McCreary has been dancing in the air since 2001 and has worked and trained with esteemed coaches and choreographers including members of Cirque du Soliel and Cavalia. She is based in Seattle and...

Checkerboard Guy

The Checkerboard Guy (AKA David Aiken), beyond being a snappy dresser and regular at Moisture Festival, has also landed the gig of being the Editor in Chief for the Stories from the Pitch podcast - a semi-regular...

Chicken Sinatra

Principally bred in the remote wilds of Austria for personal pleasure, a few have seen the sights of Paris, and this one never looked back. During an initial tour of Asia, several unfortunate instances...

Chip & Margie Sonofa-Gunderson

You'll be smiling a little bit bigger, laughing a little harder, and your pelvic floor will be a lot tighter after this special guest appearance by Chip & Margie Sonofa-Gunderson. All the way from Shout...

Choroloco

Stuart Zobel on seven string guitar, Brandi Ledferd on percussion and Naoyuki Sawada playing Cavaquinho and mandolin ... together they are Choroloco! Authentic Brazillian rhythms in the Pacific Northwest....

Christian Swenson

Christian Swenson is a shaman of delight. A solitary performer dreaming out loud in the wilderness of the bodyvoice; he interweaves the mysterious and the obvious with immediacy, power and vulnerability....

Christine Lavin

People in the folk music world don't need to be told who Christine Lavin is. Her most famous songs include Sensitive New Age Guys and Bald Headed Men and she is generally known for her musical comedy pieces....

Christopher Phi

Born in and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Christopher Phi began theater and gymnastics at the age of 10. He competed in power tumbling throughout high school, twice becoming national champion....

Cinderella

Seattle's own Fremont Players present Cinderella in a the British Panto style that is familiar to every grownup who was ever a child in the British Isles or many other parts of the English speaking world....

Circus Contraption

Seattle’s beloved one-ring circus offers patrons the following: A captivating Carousel of fanciful Fauna Formations! Audaciously effervescent (and smartly dressed) Dancing Girls! Animated Manikins...

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 ultraviolet...

Circus Syzygy

A recent show by Circus Syzygy was described like this: "In an era when technology and information pervade our lives, we are hyper-connected, yet perhaps even our neighbors are utter strangers. Plugged-in,...

Cirque en Déroute

Company Cirque en Déroute are clowns specializing in a wide range of eccentric skills including contemporary jar manipulation, tap dance juggling, and high level comedy acrobatics. Using a unique blend...

City Circus

Sasha Harrington and Chloe Gordon-Murer are San Francisco based performers, with the troupe City Circus. They create doubles aerial acts on tissue, rope, hoop and straps, as well as work as an acrobatic...

Clay Martin's Puppet Theater

Beginning with a street show in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Clay has now performed in theaters and festivals around the world. A master of all forms of the ancient art of puppetry, including hand puppets,...

Cohdi Harrell

Cohdi Harrell is an American born performance maker. A primarily self taught trapeze artist and an untrained dancer, he uses contemporary movement, improvisation and spectacle performance to create intimate...

Comedy Industries

Comedy and Juggling, Unicycling and Bad Judgment. That's the motto that propels this powerful duo. Scott Meltzer and Katrine Spang-Hanssen specialize in custom scripted presentations for tradeshows, sales...

Correo Aereo Duo

Pronounced: Core-RAY-o Eye-AIR-e-o Spanish, meaning: Air-Mail... *********************************** Cuz that is how sound travels you know, delivered through the air on waves of sound that penetrate...

Coventry & Kaluza

COVENTRY & KALUZA: Jamie Coventry is a harmonica addict and eccentric juggler. Natasha Kaluza is the Super Duper Hula Hooper. Together they are Coventry & Kaluza! Clown school sweethearts and graduates...

Crockett and Swanson

Shayna Swanson and Amanda Crockett perform their strikingly powerful and unique collaboration on the Aerial Frame. Created in Chicago during the Moisture Festival last year, the act combines the strength...

Curtis Carlyle

With a style all his own, Curtis fuses world class juggling skills and fresh, innovative comedy. A featured performer with the nationally touring Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre, Curtis now performs...

Dan Holzman

Through the years the Raspyni Brothers have become Moisture Festival favorites. Dan Holzman will perform this year solo. He is variously known as "the funny one" and "the other one". We're thrilled to...

Dana Smith

Dana Smith has been entertaining the world since 1974 when he got his start with the legendary Royal Lichtenstein Quarter-Ring Sidewalk Circus. After touring nationally he settled into a long run at some...

Dangerous

DANGEROUS Theatrical Dance & Drag Troupe is really more of a loose association of like minded crimin. . . .uh, creative professionals. We like to think of ourselves as family. Yeah. A family where blood...

Daniel Forlano

Daniel was born to a pair of robots in the Virgo Supercluster at the outer limits of the Milky Way Galaxy near a star known locally as the Sun on a planet where the food is quite good. To survive captivity...

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 Love Heals All Wounds!...

David & Williams Golden Duo

David Underwood and Williams Rodriguez, Las Vegas acrobatic artists, will present their skillful hand-to-hand acrobatics act. They are longtime professional entertainers and we are so pleased to have them...

David Deeble

With appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "Last Comic Standing", David Deeble's "Unnatural Act" is a whirlwind display of exotic skills laugh-out-loud commentary. He kicks coins into his...

Del Rey

A Seattle treasure. Acoustic Guitar Magazine has said: “Rey is one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” Del Rey found her niche early on. Let her tell it: I started...

Della Moustachella

A combination of clowning, physical theater, comedy, improv, and circus skills is how someone might describe what Della Moustachella does, but not Della. Instead, she's more likely to fake trip over something...

Delphinia Spit

Whitney acquired a fancy for brazen vulnerability in utero, whilst gurgling french with one foot behind her head. After returning from two years of school in Paris, she has honed these abilities and regularly...

Dirty Fred

This is a rare American appearance for Fred. We're fortunate to be able to make it work. Here's how Fred tells his life story: Born to a Lutheran minister and a former army nurse, my childhood was marked...

Dizzy Calico

This darling daredevil stirs up an aerial cocktail guaranteed to leave audiences reeling! Since joining up with the Aerialistas for Moisture Festival in 2009, Dizzy has swung from rafters in Seattle, Olympia,...

Dizzy Daze

Newfangled Heathen Trapeze from Lara Paxton (Circus Contraption, Aerialistas), and Jill Marissa (ticktock dance). The duo is excited to return to their native Pacific Northwest after spending the winter...

Doc & Stumpy

Doc And Stumpy celebrate the golden age of the vaudeville and burlesque routines that are often forgotten these days. They have been surprising audiences in Las Vegas and Hollywood with their performances...

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 so surprised he didn't...

Don White

Singer/Songwriter/Comedy Storyteller Don White is from Lynn, Massachusetts, "a working class town with an attitude problem". If you didn't already know that, he would have let you know when you saw him...

Dr H P Lovecraft

Master Magician, Medicine Man, Prestidigitateur, Conjurer, Witch Doctor, Wizard, Alchemist, Herbalist, Secular Humorist, Parapsychologist, Master of Tai Klown yo-yo, Certified Public Oracle, Rain-Maker,...

Dr. Calamari & Acrophelia

The good but creepy doctor and his cool-skinned lover are remarkably nimble for those who teeter on the brink of life and death. Dr. Loligo Calamari and Acrophelia (A.K.A Jason Williams and Evelyn Bittner),...

Dr. Lafitte

The good doctor is known in some circles as a Knight of the Green Cloth. These are circles that you would be well advised to avoid if you're thinking of gambling with this month's rent or the baby's milk...

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 many performance skills so we...

Dream Frohe

Dream aspires to move like she means it-to approach her art with presence and wonder and offer her audience a uniquely engaging experience. She has been performing aerial dance since 2007 and she is...

Dream Science Circus

Dream Science Circus of Bellingham, Washington brings their acrobatic and sense of wonder and imagination to communities across the Northwest featuring the collaborations of several skilled individuals....

Drew the Dramatic Fool

“A world-class visual comedian!”—Charleston Gazette ************************************** “Ingenious!”—Chicago Tribune ************************************** “If Teller of Penn & Teller...

Dreya Weber

An acclaimed actress, producer, aerialist, choreographer and musician, Dreya headlined in Teatro ZinZanni’s, Hail Caesar! Gangsters Of Love and When Sparks Fly. She produced and stars in the upcoming feature...

du Caniveaux Dancing Bears

The bears have been doing their sweet dance number now for almost twenty years and they still don’t have it down. No matter, they’ll have you bending over backwards as the four bears simply bend over....

Duffy Bishop Band

“She’s dangerous!” is what Bo Diddly said about Duffy Bishop when she shared the stage at his 75th birthday concert at the Crystal Ballroom in Duffy’s home base of Portland ,Oregon. This Grammy nominated,...

Duo de Luna

Together, Cameron and Marina, as Duo de Luna, relay throughout their movements the duality of light and dark. The duo perfectly represent balance, in the symmetry of their bodies and their movements. The...

Duo Madrona

Ben Wendel and Rachel Nehmer met as biology students at Haverford College. After a successful stint as lab partners, the couple decided to try out a new kind of collaboration--this time in the air! After graduation...

Duo Rendez-vous

Duo Rendez-vous (Graeme and Lori) mesmerize audiences with a rare form of acrobatics called Icarian. What first seems like a whimsical love story where an ordinary gentleman tries to impress a young lady...

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...

Duo Ronin

Duo Ronin, currently based out of Las Vegas Nevada, have been working together since 2012 and during that time have been wowing audiences with their feats of strength and balance. The hand to hand...

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...

Duo Volta

Duo Volta is performing in Moisture Variete and Burlesque shows this year. To see their the dates of their Burlesque performances, check out their schedule on their bio page under that listing as well....

Duo XY

Thomas and Justin met while working on Cirque du Soleil's "La Nouba" and began to train duo static trapeze. From there they moved to Montreal to further their technique and create Duo XY under the direction...

Dusty Rhodes and her Handsome Cowboys

Do you crave the authentic Western cowpoke experience? The point of view of those who ride the real range and actually work among the herds? Yeah? Why’d you come to a Comedy/ Varietè Festival then? Dusty...

Eka Boo Button

eka.boo.button is a maverick of quirks and quips and circus tricks. She loves to entertain and beguiles her audience thru a vibrant passion for play. Eka currently resides in San Francisco, where she...

El Gleno Grande

Glenn Singer was born in the year of Sputnik into the home of a rocket scientist, and subsequently raised by dwarves. No matter what humble circumstances he found himself in throughout his childhood, Glenn...

Emma Curtiss

Emma Curtiss is a Seattle based acrobat who specializes in Aerial and Cyr wheel. Emma is a founding member of the IMPulse Circus Collective. She has worked in collaboration with the fabulous Acrobatic...

Equilibrium Circus - Paz & Leah

Equilibrium Circus is an award winning duo that specializes in the art of partnering. Paz and Leah are honored to be a part of the 2012 Moisture Festival line-up and will be performing "Caliente" - a...

Eric Apoe

The experience of Eric Apoe is a walk through a cinematic time capsule, his lyrical masterworks chill the soul and enlighten the mind. Comparisons have ranged from Eric Burden to Bob Dylan, from Nick Cave...

Eric Newton

Eric recently finished a 3-year stint in the Cirque du Soleil production Believe at the Luxor in Las Vegas as a principal performer and artist coach. He has performed across America and internationally...

Eric Schwartz

Eric Schwartz's razor sharp, adults-mostly, on-the-spot wit combined with his exceptional musicality have made him a stand-out performer when appearing on the Comedy Central Stage (in Sit'n Spin); with...

Esther de Monteflores

Esther de Monteflores is a circus artist, physical performer and choreographer based in Bellingham, Washington. de Monteflores' unique take on circus performance has been seen across North America....

Esther Edelman

Esther Edelman of UMO fame is performing at this year's festival as a solo aerialist along with the wonderful Jami Sieber on cello and Esther will join the amazing aerial troupe Aviatrix. Esther has over...

Eve Diamond

Eve Diamond performs to evoke wonder, spark imagination and ignite the soul of her audience. Her ability to seamlessly entwine beauty and braun are ever present in her work (and biceps). Beginning her...

Evgeny Vasilenko

Evgeny Vasilenko is the new representative of a renowned circus family. He was born in Moscow, Russia where he attended elementary school. In 1992 he started rehearsal as a circus performer with The National...

Ezra Weill

It all started when Ezra’s dad taught him how to juggle; after that there was no stopping him. As a youth he was performing street shows at local Seattle Festivals. After refining his skills at The School...

Ezra Weill & Una Bennett

Ezra Weill and Una Bennett, a brother and sister duo, were born and raised in Seattle. They’ve been active in circus arts for most of their lives and got their first tastes of live performance by busking...

Famiglia Gentile

After 18 years of training and traveling the world teaching, directing, and performing circus Carlo & Orlene are now temporarily semi-long term Seattle residents and Artists-in-Residence at the School...

Flying Karamazov Brothers

The Flying Karamazov Brothers are a juggling and comedy troupe who have been performing since 1973. They began by busking, but have gone on to perform internationally, including Broadway stages. They...

Foolz

Two performers: one outwardly calm, the other wound tighter than a spring. If there is a dim-witted innocence about them, it's because their childlike charm permeates their world, placing them in situations...

Frank Olivier

Frank Olivier is bringing his comedy varieté show “Twisted Cabaret” to Hales Palladium, immediately following this year's Moisture Festival (May 2-26). Tickets have just gone on sale through http://TwistedCabaret.com. Frank...

Frankie Fortune

Frankie's juggling will astound you but he claims that it's not so much skill as luck. His patterns change in ways that remind us of notes on a musical scale but we are asked to believe that it's good...

Fred Garbo's Inflatable Theater Co.

Fred Garbo and Daielma Santos will bring a taste of their Inflatable Theater Company to the Moisture Festival this year. Fred got paid for doing a card trick in 1974, and has been a professional performer...

Freddy Kenton

Freddy Kenton was born to a circus family where, at 16 years of age he joined with his parent’s famous aerial act “The Kentons”. Dutch by birth, they traveled America with Ringling Brothers and Freddy...

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 talent in...

Fresh Air

Aerial, ground, animation ... this group has worked for years to hone their art while working also to keep it fresh. We are delighted to have them join our springtime gathering for the first time this...

Fuchsia FoXXX

Crowned the "Hot Pink Habanero" by The Stranger and voted "Seattles' Sexiest Burlesque Performer" (2008) Fuchsia FoXXX is the stand out hybrid of bellydance for the burlesque stage. Entertaining audiences...

Fugazi

Veterans of Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, Stephan Choiniere & Lina Tabakova team up to present a new collaboration in an act called Fugazi. this performance has the spectacular choreography and...

Fyodor Karamazov

He spent 20-odd years (some of them very odd) touring the world as a professional juggler with the Flying Karamazov Brothers, then retired to his home in Seattle, his other home in Santa Cruz, and his...

Gabriela Milillo

A trapeze artist whose work on the static trapeze is almost brazenly straightforward. In short, percussive phrases, she reels off a series of still poses, like a stop-action film, cutting each one off...

Gazzo

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

Georgetown Orbits

The Georgetown Orbits boast a heavy regimen of traditional ska and soulful reggae. One of the few bands to pay tribute to the golden era of Jamaican ska and reggae music, they will add their bounce to...

God's Favorite Beefcake

Okay ... I'll tell you what, click on that link above that will take you to their MySpace page where you can hear the music for this strange Circus Contraption connected band and then YOU try to write...

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 happy. We’ve seen him struggle and...

Gregor and Kelly

Grzegorz “Gregor” Ros, a native of Poland, came to America in 2004 with a Masters degree in Pysiotherapy and an engagement as an acrobat in the Las Vegas show Le Rêve at the Wynn Hotel. He continued his...

Hacki & Moeppi

From Germany, the comedy and energy of this father and son clown duo have been a central part of the festival's original inspiration and a good bit of the imagery and cockeyed outlook that allowed us to...

Hacki Ginda

Hacki was living in West Berlin on the day that the Berlin Wall came down. He went, as soon as he could, into the East looking for a place to open a Varieté theater. Working with partners he created...

Harlequin Hipsters

The Harlequin Hipsters is a collaborative performance collective whose aim is to honor, celebrate, and continue to evolve the rich heritage of American social dance. Through the synthesis and reimagining...

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 the late '80s Harry added work...

Hat Trick

What a pleasure to welcome these guys to town! Between them, they have many years in the business ... the business of juggling. We will see some comedy and clowning around but we're also going to see some...

Heavenly Spies

The Heavenly Spies began as a little known cabaret/burlesque group titled: Ultra and the Satin Dolls by a group of eager-to-perform Cornish graduates in early 2004. In 2005 after many changes the defunct...

Helena Reynolds

Helena Reynolds is an aerial artist and contemporary dancer, trained in aerial and contortion at the San Francisco Circus Centre and in Contemporary Dance and Ballet at the prestigious North Carolina School...

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 of entertaining audiences all over...

High Spirits

Moisture Festival favorites Jan Damm and Ariele Ebacher have formed a partnership to present a new act at the 2017 Moisture Festival. We know the quality of their solo work and the intriguing photo has...

Hilary Chaplain

Hilary is one of the founding members of the New York Goofs. They performed together in New York’s Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Symphony Space. She has gone on to be recognized as one of America’s...

Hilby ... Skinny German Juggling Boy

As a boy growing up in Berlin, young Hilby boasted no traumatic childhood experiences and exhibited no particular talents other than making funny faces at strangers and, as Hilby himself describes it,...

Hokum W. Jeebs

Our longtime friend, Hokum, was scheduled to perform in this year's Moisture Festival but he was tragically taken from us just after Valentine's Day. Hokum W. Jeebs was a one-man musical theater. Out...

Hoop Duality

Hoop Duality combines the skills and grace of Kirra Lien & Jody Poth, two proud Seattle natives. After years of dancing, Jody started doing circus arts in 2011, initially with solo Trapeze. Jody continued...

Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band

As one of their friends mentioned in a letter posted on their website, they do the things that they sing about in their songs. Horse Crazy Cowgirls sing and swing and have good fun on stage and off stage...

Hot Damn Scandal

Hot Damn Scandal finds its songs under park benches and in forgotten alleyways. The resulting outlaw ballads, dirty jazz, circus freakouts, ragtime sea-shanties, string band funk, lonesome heart-breakers,...

Hot Pink Feathers

"Best of the Bay" dance company Hot Pink Feathers is in it's 10th year of Delighting the World, One Showgirl at a Time. The Feathers spread joy and wonder through their passionate and playful samba burlesque...

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 both the...

IMPulse Circus Collective

The IMPulse Circus Collective is a group of young performers and friends with art on their minds and circus in their hearts. Formed in Seattle in 2013 as artists-in-residence at the School of Acrobatics...

Incredible Incredible

The Incredible Incredible is coming to the Moisture Festival in 2015. This partnership between Justin Therrien and Matthew "Poki" McCorkle promises to be odd entertainment within a festival of odd entertainment....

Jack and Jeri Kalvan

This dynamic juggling/acrobatic duo has performed their amazing and odd skills (like synchronized flowerpot manipulation) around the world. Jack Kalvan is a comedy juggler and former mechanical engineer....

Jami Sieber

Jami is a performer that makes transformation appear simple, taking a traditionally classical instrument and morphing it into the source of a multi-dimensional range of expressive works. In the 28 years...

Jan Damm

Jan Damm began performing juggling shows for kids in central Maine when he was 12 years old. Since then he has toured nationally and around the world as a professional clown and circus artist. Highlights...

Janet & David

Janet McAlpin & David Godsey (Teeny & Tardy) As specialists in Entertainment Law, we at Teeney and Tardy, Esq. have been proudly serving the industry for 25 years. In our offices at a former coffee roasterie...

Janet McAlpin

Janet McAlpin trained for two years at the School of Jacques LeCoq (Paris, France), co-founded UMO Ensemble and has been teaching, directing and performing physical theater for over 20 years. Janet...

Janet McAlpin & Lynelle Sjoberg

Janet McAlpin trained for two years at the School of Jacques LeCoq (Paris, France), co-founded UMO Ensemble and has been teaching, directing and performing physical theater for over 20 years. Lynelle Sjoberg...

Janna Wächter

"Janna Wächter's sweet mezzo-soprano voice" one reviewer said "can be earthy or refined as she sees fit" and this might be an apt description of her contributions to musical and theatrical productions...

Jason Andrews

Jason Andrews is a nationally acclaimed magician who performs in Las Vegas production shows, on television, works with Fortune 500 corporations on product launches and gala/ awards shows, and has toured...

Jason Mejias

Jason is a Circus, Cabaret and Variety performer and has been working in the New York City Nightlife scene since 2009 as a regular performer at venues like Galapagos Art Space, The Slipper Room, The Bridges...

Jason Quick

A One-Armed Juggler combining Circus Arts with Spoken Word to amaze, astound and inspire audiences of all ages. Jason lost his arm in an electrical accident when he was six years old and while recuperating...

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...

Jason Victor Serinus

Once you hear Jason, you’ll understand why the Seattle Times classical music critic chose his name,, Serinus, for the genus of songbirds that includes canaries. In the world of musical whistlers, JVS stands...

Jason Webley

The Wikipedia entry on Jason Webley describes his music as a combination of folk, gypsy, and punk. It goes on to say that he quit his day job in the spring of 1998, hopped on a Greyhound bus with the intention...

Jay Alexander

Jay Alexander is the great grandson of the legendary vaudeville performer, Gentleman Ben Darwin. As a child, Jay found a trunk in his grandparents attic filled with magic and escapes. His interest in magic...

Jay Gilligan

Jay Gilligan has performed in 29 different countries, touring solo work and collaborating with companies such as The Gandini Juggling Project, Cie Jérôme Thomas, Les 7 doigts de la main, Cirkus Cirkör,...

Jeanne Dark

Born into a show biz family Jeanne formed her own sense of style as she trained to join the fun. She brought her act into the exploding European Varietè scene. Jeanne's stage sparkle called for something...

Jef Jaisun

Seattle musician Jef Jaisun may now be better known for his brilliant music photography. He's amassed an estimated half-million images, predominantly of blues, rhythm and blues and jazz artists. While...

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer is magic. She turns the impossible into the impossible-to-ignore and always does it with a smile. Jen currently headlines a regular show at the Wyndham Grand Desert Resort in Las Vegas. From...

Jesse Finkelstein

Here are some comments made about Jesse on social media: "I give you thunderous applause and raise a glass to you Jesse! U are doing an amazing job and obviously loving what u are doing. It looks good...

Jessie Sawyers

Jessie Sawyers is a Seattle-based tap dancer, producer, entrepreneur, artist, educator, cultivator of community, believer in our youth, life lover, and music maker. She began tap dancing at the age of...

Jet Black Pearl

A one-woman dynamo, traveling around the world, singing and accompanying herself on the accordion, playing the flute, human beatbox, music box, toy piano and loop station... Jetty Swart, a native...

Jill Schaffner

A modern dancer and former gymnast, Jill works to join those skills and sensibilities in performance as an aerialist. Known to Seattle audiences for her work with ticktock dance company, the Aerialistas...

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 biting sense of irony. And boy! can he sing...

Joanne Rand

Touring nationally for thirty years, Joanne Rand "continues to push the art pedal to the floor," recently completing her 14th CD of original songs: "Still a Real World." She released her 13th CD, "Stories...

Joel Salom

Joel Salom is an Australian smarty-pants. Not only does he have “crackerjack timing, ambidextrous expertise and astounding balance” (LA Times), he also juggles his two kids with his gorgeous wife, an international...

Joey Pipia

Mind-Bending Wonder. Unforgettable Entertainment. Fast, funny, and amazing, audiences roll with laughter, gasp in stunned surprise, and leave every show feeling elated, inspired, and awed by this magician’s...

John Carney

is no ordinary "magician". His approach is smart, engaging and always surprising. He is widely acknowledged as one of the top sleight of hand magicians in the world with smart, unique, and often hilarious...

Johnny Fox

Johnny Fox is a legendary character among street performers, circus folk and the like. He's a New York City illusionist, lecturer, story teller and a famed sword swallower. Many of this generation of street...

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 Drill Breakdance,...

Jonah Katz

Originally from the apple orchards of Northern California, Jonah Katz is a versatile physical comedian. He is a graduate of the Clown Conservatory and the Professional Acrobatic Training Program at the...

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan's love of circus began in Mexico where he ran away with El Circo De Gran Choya, a traditional, family owned circus. After two years of traveling throughout Mexico he returned to begin studying...

Jordan McKnight

Jordan is currently the worlds most advanced contortionist. Jordan is unique, in that she bends both front, back, side, dislocates and twists. Jordan won the bronze prize in the International Circus...

Joyce Rice

Whip cracking, glass spinning, juggling, twirling, and polished entertaining … Joyce Rice is one of the two partners who make up Rice and Renee, a well known mother/daughter team who have been featured...

Judith Bowers

Archaeologist, historian, researcher, writer and burlesque enthusiast, Judith Bowers founded the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall Trust in 1997 to help save the world's oldest surviving music hall rediscovered...

JuggleMania

"Is a children's festival held when you plant them or when you harvest them?" Rhys Thomas' JuggleMania show avoids answering this question by constantly shifting focus from prop-play to word-play in a...

Kamikaze FireFlies

Sexy meets circus! Bludgeoning audiences with wit, crushing them with whimsey, and tearing them a new laugh hole ... It's the Kamikaze FireFlies! Rob Williams is a Moisture Festival favorite. He joined...

Karen Quest

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...

Kazüm

Kazüm's mission is to push the boundaries of perceived limitations, inspire ourselves and others to actualize dreams and to create more joy and beauty in the world through the medium of acrobalance, adagio,...

Kellin Quinn

Kellin Quinn can juggle. He trains and performs with Circus Harmony in St. Louis and performs as a member of the acclaimed St. Louis Arches. At the International Jugglers' Association competition in 2012...

Kenny Raskin

For those of us who, in the 1980s, saw Kenny Raskin’s original and unique clown piece called “My Old Friend” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAib1e_qWSU), it was no surprise that his career path soared...

Kerfuffle

Sarah Liane Foster, performer, creator, and teacher of clown and movement-based theatre has joined forces with Linda Severt who has spent years as a medical clown performer and organizer for New York's...

Kerri Kresinski

Kerri is truly a unique performer, engaging, thrilling and moving audiences with her skills, style, and heart. She has dedicated her life to training and developing herself as an artist. Kerri expresses...

Kevin Brooking

Kevin Brooking presents a mime, music, juggling and magic act whom the French have compared to Chaplin and Mack Sennett (in France, there is no higher praise). Before graduating from Ecole Jacques Lecoq...

Kevin Joyce

Kevin’s Sylvester Dickey character has been a beloved Moisture Festival host for a decade. An actor, host, show producer and musician, Kevin composed the Festival's interactive “Moisture Song”, with...

Kevin Kent

Kevin was one of the original cast members of Seattle's acclaimed Teatro ZinZanni. He is a writer, director and producer whose work has led him overseas in addition to being a steady presence in Seattle's...

Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy has been performing his exuberant, comic and slightly mad poetry for over 35 years. Kevin has toured throughout the Northwest and beyond as a member of the entertainment/ education extravaganza...

Lady Heather

Lady Heather studied voice in Glasgow, Scotland and impressed us by singing "O mio babbino caro", a soprano aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano....

Lady Rizo

Lady Rizo aka Amelia Zirin-Brown is a NYC based cabaret star, composer, actor and performance artist. She is also a Grammy winner for her 2010 collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma on the Holiday album Songs of...

Lamonte & The Family Affair

This "serious funk revival" will get you out of your seat and dancing in the new year. Lead (from the drum kit) by Bunny Lamonte of Circus Contraption fame, the only thing larger than the number of band...

Lara Paxton

Founder of the Aerialistas and Circus Contraption, Lara has performed in Spain and Germany in recent years and we are thrilled that she's in the country and available to work with us at the 2014 Moisture...

Laura Stokes

LAURA STOKES is a zealous movement researcher, educator and performer. Always fascinated by the notion of embodied experience, she was a child gymnast, a teenage ballerina, and at one point, a budding...

Leah V. Jones

Leah’s fifteen years of dance experience started unofficially in her childhood living room and officially in the studios of Oregon Ballet Theater, where she trained in the pre-professional program for...

Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein

By the time of this year's Moisture Festival Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein will have performed his unique cowboy comedy show in 31 different countries around the world. You will see slapdash physical comedy...

Legendary Voices in Concert

Larry G Jones, Singing Impressionist - Comedian. The Temptations, Cher, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Elvis, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Rat Pack are just a small sample of the 75 plus voices Larry performs...

Leland Faulkner

Leland Faulkner is a character actor, magician, and a mime artist. Early in his career he worked with Affiliate Artists as a corporate arts liaison in communities throughout the United States. For many...

Lelavision

The name Lela is more than a play on the names of the founders; derived from two Sanskrit terms meaning "creation" and "creative spark", with references to "play," it denotes the spirit of the performance...

Linda Severt

Linda Severt delivers an engaging, high-energy performance combining juggling, music, puppetry, and physical comedy. Linda has performed in hundreds of schools and at numerous festivals throughout the...

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. That's a great gift. Lindsay's...

Liza Rose

Since settling in Seattle in 2008, Liza has worked with the Aerialistas, Manifold Motion, the Atomic Bombshells, Lily Verlaine, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival, the Moisture Festival, cellist Zoe Keating,...

Lo-Lo Flamingo

When Lo-Lo takes the stage, the audience immediately becomes caught up in the excitement of it all. As her juggling clubs maneuver magically through the air, nothing of the years of hard work is visible...

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 build forts out of the sofa cushions." He spent...

Louis Pearl

Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences around the world for 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out every year for the last seven years....

Luke Wilson

Luke Wilson shows that it is possible to redefine juggling without sacrificing technique. Whether manipulating 1 club or 5, using hands, feet or face; his juggling is laid-back yet dynamic, understated...

Luther Bangert

When he performed at the recent juggling convention in Portland, they listed him simply as "the enigmatic Luther Bangert". While touring India the arrival in town of this six foot juggler atop a unicycle...

Lyne Gosselin & Mackenzie Baert

Over the past 15 years, Lyne Gosselin has successfully performed in a great variety of events such as: festivals, plays and corporate functions. She has performed across Canada, the United States, Japan...

Macha

Amanda Crockett and Shayna Swanson are each working solo at this year's Moisture Festival (see their separate bios on this page) working together they will present a Duo Frame aerial performance. The acts...

Magical Mystical Michael

Michael will perform at the 2016 Moisture Festival with his partner Arsene Dupin ... they will perform as The Mouth Brothers ... please check their bio under that name. ********************************************...

Majinga the Magician

…You'll be "Wowed" by the Magical World of Michael Stroud, aka Majinga the Magician. Michael is a best-selling magic author, a twelve-time award winning magician and performance artist, and has been featured...

Manuela Horn

Manuela Horn, 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 force of nature. Back in 2000 Manuela...

Marco Polo

Renowned 13th century explorer, Marco Polo has been stuck here in the "future" for a few years now, but instead of curling up like a roly poly he has decided to make the best of his predicament by dedicating...

Marcus Raymond

Even as a child Marcus was always putting on shows and making people laugh entertaining family and friends. By the age of 23 he was traveling with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. While crossing...

Maria Margiyeva

Maria was born in Kiev, Ukraine. At the age of 7 she began her career as an athlete of rhythmic gymnastics on the Club Dynamo of Kiev coached by Vera Kremer. A few years later Maria entered in the National...

Marina Luna

Marina Luna has wowed audiences in the US and abroad with her strength and grace in the air. In San Francisco she’s performed in Teatro ZinZanni’s "Under the Gypsy Moon," and in Ensemble Parallele’s production...

Mark Ettinger

Comprehensivist, composer and performer Mark Ettinger plays with music in a variety of genres on an assortment of instruments, from joining Bo Diddley as pianist to conducting the Cincinnati Orchestra...

Mark Growden

Mark Growden is a singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, visual artist, and workshop leader. Mark has released several critically acclaimed albums, including Saint Judas, which...

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 us with his unique brand of...

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 television show including...

Matt Gordon

Matt Gordon has been delighting audiences with his fiddle , harmonica, and feet for the last 20 years. He has toured extensively in the U.S.A. , Canada and the U.K. As a member of "Footworks Percussive...

Matt Hall

Matt Hall began his juggling career at the tender age of 27, after he purchased Charlie Dancey's Encyclopaedia of Ball Juggling and vowed to learn every trick in the book. Known as the “Juggle...

Matthew "Poki" McCorkle

Matthew "Poki" McCorkle is a mime and object illusionist specializing in hoop isolations. His solo performance has traveled to Nürnberg Germany (Palazzo Dinner Show), Dubai (Cirque Éloize), The Philippines...

Matthew Bob

Matthew Stull has been one of The Bobs ever since that Grammy nominated Emmy telecast performing, NPR Morning Edition commenting A cappella performance group has been in existence (36 years) and we've...

Max Bromista

Twelve years old and standing in the spotlight with a mic delivering stand-up comedy about his dad, his school life and his president. Some groan-ups might be surprised by this Seattle boy's insouciant...

Maxim Voronin

Last spring, Teatro Zinzanni presented to Seattle a wonderful edition of their afternoon shows, this one was called "Big Top Rock: Dream On" in which they featured a number of young performers working...

Meraki Duo Acrobatics

Meraki Duo Acrobatics is a new partnership but Jenae Gerstmann and Dominic Eason have worked as part of a team for a long time now. As members of Portland's renowned Wanderlust Circus and the remarkable...

Michael Carbonaro

Michael Carbonaro is an American actor who was born in New York, New York. In 2003, he kicked off his film career starring as Mikey Falcone in A Tale of Two Pizzas alongside Vincent Pastore and Frank Vincent,...

Michael Clifton

One the best show drummers on any circuit, ask any of the many vaudeville/Varietè acts who’ve done their turn with his support from the band pit. Michael’s coming in from Berlin for the Festival and,...

Michael Davis

A third-generation San Franciscan, Michael's creative efforts began early. In high school, he was a published poet and won the school acting award. In the early ‘70's, Michael was intrigued with the art...

Michael Menes

Michael Menes is a visual performer who creates a perfectly blended mix of expert juggling, eccentric comedy, and evocative variety suitable for all ages. His performances feature exquisite juggling, mind-...

Michael Trautman

What happens when you put a clown in a room with 1000 ping pong balls? KING PONG! Michael, aka KING PONG, performs Magic, Juggling, Audience Participation, and the only target-shooting, ping pong-spitting...

Miles and Karina

One reviewer called their music "wonderful, ... irreverent, purposefully silly, very sophisticated ..." Another said "these stellar musicians have stepped up and into a musical circle where only a few...

Miss Ekaterina

Ekaterina was born and raised in Russia. She began performing at the age of five as a rhythmic gymnast and became a member of the Russian National team, competing successfully in numerous international...

Miss Rose and her Rhythm Percolators

Travel back in time to the earliest days of the Jazz Age with Miss Rose & Her Rhythm Percolators. The Seattle-based quartet faithfully recreates the vintage jazz of the early 1920s to the mid '30s --...

Mme Zazou

AKA Doloreze Leonard European Weekly referred to hers as “a voice that Louis Armstrong would have envied.” Business Woman Magazine called her a “French Canadian girl who blossomed into perhaps one...

Moeppi Ginda

As a young man Moeppi (a German nickname for Myron) left his home in Muenster, Germany to join his father in the family craft ... making people laugh. Moeppi's father, Hacki Ginda (see his bio on this...

Moz Wright

Cold Steel and Hot Licks! Fire breather/sword swallower, Moz, grew up in a family that had been in circus but had settled down by the time he came along. Not Moz though … he contacted an uncle who...

Mr. Spin

This will be his first year at Seattle's Moisture Festival. Mr. Spin is noted in the world of juggling performance for ... wait, let me let Reg Bolton say it: "The legendary Mr. Spin from Adelaide, Australia...

Mud Bay Jugglers

Masters of levity is several senses of the term. Mudbay has brought their innovative approach to juggling for over 35 years now. They’ve passed some of their knowledge and experience on while passing clubs....

Muriel Olivier

Muriel Jasmine Rose Olivier, Age four, debuted her trapeze act at last year's Moisture Festival and is back this year with a new, advanced routine. Having trained on the trapeze since age 1, Muriel currently...

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 and Falsehood went bathing, Falsehood...

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 Kung Fu acro-fighting,...

Nate Cooper

He is a natural physical comedian and eccentric dance aficionado. An endlessly talented clogger, tap and swing dancer, juggler, roller skater and clown. Dedicated to the art of play, Cooper explores physical...

Nathan Arnold - Johnny Jetpack Propulsion Labs

Whether he's bringing us Squirrel and 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...

Neonman

He moves in darkness, this man of mystery. Silent as the shadows themselves and yet we understand him. His mission? To enlighten the dim. Wish to know more? Follow his link.

New Old Time Chautauqua

Their vaudeville variety shows run 2 - 2 1/2 hours and often include everything from comediennes to jugglers and tap dancers, from rap singers to rope-spinners and bubble-blowers and from poets and magicians...

Ngaio Bealum

Starting out as a juggler in San Francisco, and now a well-known travelling entertainer, Ngaio Bealum uses his great storytelling ability, his razor sharp wit and engaging stage presence leave audiences...

Nich Galzin

A native of Chicago, Nich's skills include several forms of acrobatics and aerial work. He will perform in Burlesque this year on a gymnastic device known in America as the German Wheel. The large rolling...

Nicolo Kehrwald

Nicolo Kehrwald began with dance, studying tap, ballet, modern and capoeira and he quickly took to the circus arts when he joined Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre in 2001. During his 12 years as a...

Niels Duinker

Niels Duinker first thought of becoming a successful international performer when he was 12 years old, and well before the end of his teenage years his dream had become a reality. Niels won a Gold Medal...

Night Flight Aerial

Night Flight is a performance company based in Portland, OR. We produce big, colorful, beautiful shows that combine breathtaking aerial artistry and playful storytelling. We are extremely passionate about...

Nikole Gramm

Nikole, a Seattle based circus artist, performs on a variety of aerial apparatuses, partner acrobatics, and trampo-wall, but her primary focus is tissu. She found circus arts in 2010 after previously spending...

Noa Schnitzer

Noa’s language is movement. A graduate of Sandciel, school of dance and circus arts in Israel. Focusing on trapeze and dance. She uses these skills to create performances that examine, stitch, secure and...

Noah Mickens

Noah Howard Mickens (born February 18) is an American performance artist, showman, and writer from Portland, Oregon, primarily known for his contributions to vaudevillian revival, and as a ringmaster and...

Nu Klezmer Army

Nu Klezmer Army brings new life and energy to the traditional music of the yiddish-speaking jews of Eastern Europe. Melding together each player's diverse musical background, NKA brings forth an undeniably...

Onlies

The Onlies are a group of 14 year old musicians from Seattle who have known each other since they were toddlers: Samantha Braman, Riley Calcagno, and Leo Shannon. They "... sing original songs, play several...

Opal Peachey

Opal Peachey has said "I’m a shoot off of Circus Contraption. It was great because they eventually wrote parts specifically for me." but she is more than that. A native Washingtonian, a Cornish graduate...

Pamela Donohoo

Pamela is an international performing artist: aerialist, dancer, acrobat and choreographer. Previous performances include commercials, award shows, events, educational series, and theatrical shows, including...

Pamela Donohoo & Mei Wang

Pamela is an international performing artist: aerialist, dancer, acrobat and choreographer. Previous performances include commercials, award shows, events, educational series, and theatrical shows, including...

Paper Doll Militia

"Spellbound" is a duo hammock act that is choreographed and performed by the Los Angeles based artists, Rain Anya and Lena Alani. Lena is a professional performer and aerial arts instructor and has been...

Patch Adams

You may have heard of Patch through the film starring Robin Williams. It was about Patch's life in medical school and called simply, Patch Adams. Patch is one of the founding members of the New Old Time...

Patrick McGuire

Patrick McGuire grew up in the Pittsburgh, PA area but came to the NorthWest sometime around the turn of the century when he was invited to perform at the first ever Portland Juggling Festival at Reed...

Paul Nathan

Paul entertains audiences worldwide- from theater festivals in Hong Kong and Australia to festivals all over Europe- including Belgium's "Humorology Festival," Holland's "Limburg Festival," and England's...

Paz of Equilibrium Circus

PAZ has been performing and teaching the circus arts for over seventeen years. His performances have taken him to Asia, Australia, Central and North America, Europe, and the Caribbean and have included...

Peculiärs

The Peculiärs are connoisseurs of the peculiar, seekers of odd musical gems of a bygone era, fastidious dressers. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Peculiärs. To see The Peculiärs, be sure to come early as...

PepperJill & Jack

Stephen and Shannon O'Bent are PepperJill & Jack. They are joining us from Astoria, Queens, New York (via Greenwood) and they say that they play "Songs about travel, love, the Beatles, trombonists, birthdays,...

Peter Davison

Peter Davison's childhood idols were Alexander Calder and Batman, influences that led to training in visual art, juggling, and dance. While a teenager, Peter began his professional career street performing...

Peter Pitofsky

When teaching clown classes Peter Pitofsky advises his students to respond to their childish impulses "No judgment. And don't be nervous, not around me. There'll never be a bigger moron in the room than...

Pi Clowns

Pi is a physical comedy troupe devoted to exploring the world and examining life’s mysteries through a lens of wonder. Six clowns currently comprise the ensemble Pi, which was founded at the University...

Pinky d’Ambrosia

Circus Contraption's vocalist, trumpet strumpet, dancer, Opera Diva, costumer and volunteer coordinator is described on that troupe's website as one who "makes men swoon" with her siren song and we've...
PJ

PJ

PJ, (known to some as Jennifer Perry) is an aerial artist, a Pilates instructor, a Kinesiologist and a lifelong student of human movement and performance. She has now moved on from her teaching teaching...

PK Dwyer

Many Seattleites, familiar with PK's unforgettable music and stage presentations believe that he's a native of the Northwest. The same could be said of people in the other towns where he's spent time playing...

Poppy Daze

Poppy Daze (Lara Lee Rasberry) performs locally, nationally and internationally on a variety of aerial apparatus, including her signature anchor. She is the founder and director of the Aerialistas. Considered...

Prince of Pain

Andrew Pulkrabek is the Prince of Pain. Lying on a bed of nails, having a cinder block smashed on his chest, escaping from a straight jacket ... why does he do it? Why did he end up in that straight jacket...

Professor Humbug's Flea Circus

Is it real? Can fleas be trained? Is that a tiny circus? What do they eat? Do you really want to know? After much research into those and other questions this is Rob D’Arc’s educated hunch on the lives...

Professor Martin Shell

We eagerly anticipate the imminent arrival of the good professor as he makes his ambagious way across the country from his home in Springfield, Massachusetts. Noted for his topical and timely instruction...

Puppet Guy

Lee Zimmerman is a multi-talented veteran performer. Well known in the LA area comedy clubs and busking venues, he is known as The Puppet Guy to some and The Etch A Sketch Guy by others (his skill with...

Quiddlers

The Quiddlers are International Ambassadors of Physical Comedy. They started out in the mid-1980s as The Marauding Miners and they are still going strong with worldwide performances of their unique costumes,...

Quynbi

Hailed as “one of the aerial world’s most glamorous artists, with a style all her own” by Aerial Arts International Magazine, Quynbi is a Seattle-based aerialist, dancer, model, multimedia visual artist...

Rachel Karabenick

Rachel Karabenick is a Chicago-based aerial artist. She has a strong background in modern dance and ballet, which she translates to multiple aerial apparatus, including Chinese/Dance Pole, Single-point...

Rachel Strickland

Classically trained in ballet since the age of three, Rachel is a ballerina turned aerialist and innovative variety performer. Modern, belly dance, and lyrical jazz make up some of her versatile background,...

Rain Anya

Aerialist, actor, and dancer Rain Anya holds a degree in “Performance for Social Change.” She has trained extensively in aerial arts and physical theatre, including immersive programs such as Circomedia...

Randy Cabral

Randy Cabral has been dazzling audiences worldwide for the past 15 years with his unique blend of highly interactive, action packed comedy and juggling. He has performed over 5000 shows at Walt Disney...

Raspyni Brothers

As one of the most sought after acts on the corporate entertainment scene, they appear annually at over 100 events across America and internationally. Since 1982 their intelligent mayhem has earned them...

Rebecca Leonard

Rebecca, an aerialist and actor, is sought after for her strength and grace in the air. Her 15 years of experience in theatre and aerial arts has fueled her production of innovative aerial theatre shows....

Red Wine Sisters

From Santa Cruz, California, the Red Wine Sisters were spotted by Moisture Festival organizers while performing at an event entitled: Keep Santa Cruz Weird. They seemed to be helping greatly with that...

Reggie Miles

As Seattle's premiere sawplayer, Reggie's exploration into the eerie tones and subtle timbre of the musical saw, and his uncanny ability to flex the hand tool's razor sharp spring steel betwixt quivering...

Reid Belstock

Reid Belstock began juggling at the age of 15, as a way of overcoming gross and fine motor skill impairment. Following high school, Reid went off to study with Ringling Brothers, and Barnum and Bailey...

Reverend Chumleigh

R. Chumleigh is a New Vaudeville legend who performs throughout the civilized world and in the Dominion of Canada. Comfortable in any persona and historical period, Chumleigh is capable of filling any...

Richard Hartnell

Richard Hartnell's contact juggling performance showcases the art form's ethereal fluidity. Currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, this particular sphere charmer shocks and amazes audiences...

Rick Ruskin

Rick Ruskin started playing guitar in 1962 and in just one year became a respected professional musician in his native Detroit, Michigan. In 1964, while still in Jr. High School, he was chosen to open...

Ricochet

Weaving delicate metaphor with jaw dropping spectacle, Ricochet's unique style of poetic acrobatics has taken the world by storm. Based in the mountains of rural New Mexico, they combine lyric physicality,...

Righteous Mothers

The Righteous Mothers are four funny, philosophical female folk-rock musicians who have been one of the Northwest’s foremost musical performing groups for the past 31 years. They whip their audience into...

Rob Lok

Dynamic Comedy. Comic Stunts. What could possibly go wrong? Rob Lok is an international variety performer and contemporary clown. Slapstick gags and high-octane circus skills have made his shows in demand...

Rob Mermin

Rob Mermin trained in classical mime with Etienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau and has performed in European circus, theater, TV and film for forty years. He is an author, director, university lecturer,...

Rob Torres

Whether he's changing his clothes, setting the table, or just sitting down, Rob Torres has a unique way of finding absurdity in everyday tasks. His award winning international comedy has made Rob one...

Rob Williams

No telling what he has planned this time but the last time we saw this character perform solo at the Moisture Festival his act consisted of removing meat from plastic packages, peeling plastic wrap off...

Rod Ferrone

Rod Ferrone has received critical acclaim worldwide for his unique blend of tap dance, comedy, song and hat tricks. He was 1/2 of the critically acclaimed tap/comedy duo Hot Foot. His company Feet 2...

Ron W. Bailey

There are many people whose hard work and creativity makes the Moisture Festival happen but there is one without whom it wouldn't have been an option. Ron W. Bailey is an entertainer, band leader, singer,...

Room Circus

Using a playful, interactive approach, Room Circus medical clowns use music, physical comedy, improvisation and circus arts to help transform the health care environment at Seattle Children's Hospital...

Rootberry

Rootberry is Jonathan Root and Bill Berry, a comedy stunt duo with 3 Guinness World Records and 5 World Championships, it's no wonder the San Diego Union Tribune said “Possibly the best variety act on...

Ropeworks Interactive Jump Rope

One's a local business, owner, another's a teacher, and the third practices environmental law. But they never grew up! These three rope jumping enthusiasts include Tarilyn Greenfield, Mere Crafton...

Rose-City Acro Devils

The RAD Acrobatic Circus sets its sights on pushing the limits of possibility. Combining Acrobatics, Theatre and Comedy into group performances, RAD provides a unique stage experience that will leave you...

Royal Famille du Caniveaux

Okay, the first thing to know is that the Royal Famillie du Caniveaux may not include all of the people pictured here. The second thing to know is that it might. Ron W. Bailey and Cathy Sutherland, two...

Rubberband Boy

If the United States grants him a Visa to perform in our country we will proudly present, in 2012, Rubberband Boy. This act of facial contortion and pogo stick straight jacket escapology has been viewed...

Rubbery Fish

They can dance, they are adorable with a good sense of humor ... what could possibly go wrong?

Ruby Joyce

Ruby Joyce has performed as the torch bearer for the Olympic opening ceremonies of the Moisture Festival 2008. Her aerial hoop and trapeze acts have been seen at the Oregon Country Fair, Gravity of Kindness,...

Run For Your Life!

Run For Your Life!'s mission is to make people laugh. Their abstract comedy has no malice or agenda, and their satirical dances point up universal human (or non-human) foibles.

Russell Bruner

Russell Bruner is a variety artist, swing dancer, emcee and boylesque peeler. As a performer and choreographer, Russell has recently won 3 titles at the world renowned Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend held...

Russian Bar Hoppers

Erica, Marta, and Nick met in 2009 while coaching at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. In their hours between coaching classes they combine their acrobatic and creative talents to put together...

Sabrina Chap

Sabrina Chap is a Brooklyn based songwriter, cabaret performer, and pianist. Called, 'Guaranteeably vaudevillian chic', she is known for her high voltage live performances. 'Imagine, if you can, Judy...

Saffi Watson

Saffi has performed in three shows at Teatro ZinZanni: In Tents, with Recess Monkey; The King's Wish, with Caspar Babypants; and Big Top Rock: Dream On! where she was a featured contortionist, a hoop and...

Sally Pepper

Sally has exercised a dizzying array of vaudeville skills ranging from aerial expertise to hula hooping, tap dancing, stilt walking, tumbling, group acrobatics, and roller skating. Working for years with...

SANCA

SANCA (School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts) is Seattle’s premier circus school and the largest in the United States, with classes for kids and adult. Founded in 2004 by Jo Montgomery and Chuck Johnson,...

Sandy

Our darling Sandy is a vaudeville chanteuse, roller dancer, and Moisture Festival founding member.

Sara Felder

Sara Felder is a solo theater artist, playwright and juggler. While the themes of her plays and performances are serious, her form is comic, engaging, vaudevillian. She strives to integrate personal...

sara sparrow

sara sparrow came to circus through a background as a gymnast, an actor and performer in musical theater, and as a classically-trained singer and musician who also holds a degree in visual art. she has...

Sasha Harrington

Sasha Harrington is a San Francisco based performer who does beautiful solo work when she is not performing with her partner Chloe Gordon-Murer as City Circus (also featured at this year's Moisture Festival...

Scot Nery

Whether Scot is working in theater, at a party or on the small or large screen (he was in Adam Sandler's “You Don't Mess with the Zohan” and Christinea Aguilera's music video “Hurt” among other productions)...

Scott Katz

It has been said of Scott Katz that he has "... an insidious charm and truth that sneak up on you like a cartoon mouse with a stick of dynamite" -Arnie Sugar ************************************** Scott...

Scott Land Marionettes

Scott Land is a puppeteer at the top of his game. His seasoned performing skills are on display in nearly every scene of Paramount Pictures' Team America: World Police (script by South Park writers Trey...

Shannon Gray

When Shannon Gray performs, one thing is always clear - she loves to move. Discovering circus after a lifetime of movement exploration, it has become the ultimate combination of play, self-expression,...

Shannon Gray and Mark Growden

When Shannon Gray performs, one thing is always clear - she loves to move. Discovering circus after a lifetime of movement exploration, it has become the ultimate combination of play, self-expression,...

Shayna Swanson

Shayna Swanson has been creating and performing aerial works that have been described by the Chicago Reader as “truly heart-felt and creative” for over 12 years. Renowned for her cyr wheel and aerial rope...

Shersten Finley

Shersten Finley discovered trapeze studying aerial dance with Do Jump Movement Theatre in Portland Oregon. She appeared as an aerialist in shows with Do Jump including: Now (2002) and Gaviotas (2004)....

Shoehorn

MC Shoehorn, performance artist, makes music with his feet and dances with his horn, combining body rhythms and sophisticated forms and concepts into entertainment. Specialist in saxophone and tap dance,...

Shovelman

The LA Weekly said "Shovelman has forged a perfect merger of the past and the present with his bluesy ‘folktronic’ sound.” Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar wielding surrealist folk...

Silkworms

The Silkworms are a Vashon-based aerial ensemble directed by Esther Edelman with Laura Cherry, Glenn Easley, and Julie Gibson. Their eclectic backgrounds include acro-balancing, ballet, high diving and...

Simon Chaban

Trained in Russian acrobatics since the age of six, Simon is a master performer in the circus ring or a cabaret stage. Born and raised in San Francisco, he chose staff manipulation as his primary art form,...

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 the British coast, honing his skills...

Sirens of Serpentine

What do you get when you mix one part bellydance, one part Fosse and one part Bond Girl? Leslie Rosen's Sirens of Serpentine! They will shake it! You will be stirred!

Sisters

The Sisters will be joining Moisture Festival this year for the first time. Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters. Never had to have a chaperone, "No sir". We're here to keep our...

Slappy and Monday

Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley have been partners for 20 years. In that time, they have trained all the clowns for the Greatest Show on Earth, created the clown troupe The New York Goofs and Slappy’s Playhouse...

Smerdyakov Karamazov

The brilliant vaudevillian, Ed Wynn, once said "A comedian is not a man who says funny things. A comedian is one who says things funny." As, variously, a solo performer (Samwise, Juggler Intraordinaire,)...

Smirk!

Physical comedian and maniacal goofball Reid Belstock and innovative juggling ace and straight man Warren Hammond have teamed up to bring you their hilarious and incredible new show, Smirk! Described as...

SNAFU!

Situation Normal until the arrival of Michael Menes and Leland Faulkner, and then the world gets turned on its ear. In the tradition of the classic American comedy teams, SNAFU! combines sketch comedy...

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 1920's...

Sourdough Slim

One of the most original and beloved Western entertainers of our time, Sourdough Slim is a hoot to say the least. The moment this award winning Western showman steps into the spotlight, it's apparent to...

Sourdough Slim & Robert Armstrong

Sourdough Slim and his sidekick Robert Armstrong play Western classics, country blues, and string band favorites from rural America in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. You’ll hear virtuoso yodeling and masterful...

Spin Doctor

In Greg Palmer's brilliant PBS documentary, "Vaudeville", he presented a montage of old film clips and speculated dryly "Vaudeville audiences loved watching things spin." He would have loved this act....

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 enhance...

Squirrel Butter

Squirrel Butter are a Seattle duo made up of Charlie Beck and Charmaine Slaven. These two musicians (both are also performers with the band The Tallboys) perform traditional and original music influenced...

Steel Dolls

Steel Dolls is the collaborative effort of Sydney Lovelle, Julia Schimmel, and Allie Cooper. Based in Santa Cruz, California, the trio draws upon backgrounds in dance, circus, and gymnastics to produce...

Stefan Haves

Stefan Haves directed the world-renowned dinner/circus Teatro Zinzanni and is Cirque Du Soleil’s North American "Clown Scout," responsible for casting clowns, conducting workshops, and assistant directing...

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...

Steffon Moody

As a founding member of the acclaimed UMO Ensemble and performer for New York’s Big Apple Circus, Steffon is embedded in a network of amazing performers and artists, and has performed and created in almost...

Steve James

Steve James is a blues musician, a notable songwriter, one of the best modern bottleneck slide players, a storyteller and a compendium of interesting facts. In the world of contemporary acoustic and roots...

Steven Ragatz

Hailed by the San Francisco Examiner as "impressive," Steven Ragatz has been entertaining audiences with his juggling, physical comedy, circus arts and general antics for the past three decades. As a ten...

Stevie Coyle

Stevie Coyle's dear Granny was a pianist in the heyday of vaudeville, his mother played in mandolin orchestras during the 1930s and his father ran a radio station in southern California and brought home...

Stoil & Ekaterina

An award-winning magic act from Europe, Stoil & Ekaterina have performed on a number of TV shows, cruise lines, hotels and theaters all over the world. They present a fast-paced, high energy performance...

Sunga Rose

Sunga was raised on a diet of musical theater, 70s folk revival, funk and the Beatles. In other words, she has been genre-confused since childhood. Then she heard Mildred Bailey and her life was changed...

Super8s

The Super8s are a favorite Moisture Festival band. They are back again in 2014 to smooth out the transitions or make them lumpy if that's what makes more sense.

Swami YoMahmi

Swami Yomahmi (Yo' Mommy) performs phenomenal feats of physical comedy and linguistic vaudeville. He creates fractured fairytales drawn from the Sideshow aesthetic, infused with a love of pop culture,...

Sweaty Pies

The Sweaty Pies are a tasty treat being prepared by some of Seattle's premier aerial artists especially for the first year of Georgetown Moisture Festival shows. Working with the unique and challenging...

Sylvia Rose

As a member of the aerial team, Duo Rose, Sylvia's work in the air is a well known wonder among the performers in America's and Europe's Varieté/New Vaudeville scene. Her solo contortion performance was...

Tamara the Trapeze Lady

Tamara "The Trapeze Lady" has been gayly spreading love and glitter around the world since 1992. Her aerial education includes early work with Robert Davidson and classes at the San Fransisco Circus...

Tank Karo

Tank is a nimble performer who brings both a wicked and beautiful side of circus onto the stage. She is a dancer turned aerialist, who has travelled clear across the globe in her quest to perform just...

Tanya Brno

Part stardust, part showgirl, Tanya has been honing her lifetime body of artistic work from a young age. After pursuing classical piano and opera, she discovered ballet, which consumed many years of her...

Tanya Burka

Tanya is a professional aerialist and contemporary circus performer based out of Vancouver, B. C. A gymnast since age 9, contemporary circus proved to be a more natural outlet for Tanya's creativity and...

Teatro ZinZanni Artists

Teatro ZinZanni’s main event is part circus, part cabaret, and always magical. Described as “the Kit Kat Klub on acid” Teatro ZinZanni is a night out unlike any other. It is a three-hour whirlwind of...

Tempo Turn

‘Tempo Turn’ was created by Carly Sheridan and Ivan Dotsenko, it skillfully blends Chinese Pole skills with adagio fluidity. The pole rotates as Carly and Ivan intertwine themselves in unbelievable jaw...

Tera Nova Zarra

Tera Nova Zarra is a nationally and internationally touring acrobat, aerialist, vocalist, and strong woman. She has trained under the direction of former Austrian sport acrobatics champion and national...

Teresa Tudury

Teresa Tudury is an absolute original. From her San Francisco roots to the Greek Islands to New York and LA where she performs her music and/or as a comedian, she has a loyal following. One paper described...

Teresita Hilaria Cabrera

She just appeared. We think that she is of Spanish descent, we think that she's a Seattle girl and we know that she is a remarkable aerial artist. We are so happy that she found us. A treat.

Terry Crane

Having languished long enough in higher education, Terry Crane finally surrendered to restless urges that lead him to walk calmly away with the circus at the tender age of 20. Since then, his thirst for...

The Cabiri

The Cabiri is a Seattle-based aerial dance troupe, specialize in 'performative mythology', theatrical depiction of tales from folklore and mythology. Utilizing modern and aerial dance, stilt walking, physical...

The Flordigan Can Can Girls

In the 19th century, when specific rules of conduct dictated the behavior of young women, most fell into line willingly. For the famed Can Can dancers, the line formed in quite a different place. With...

The Great Kaplan

Moisture Festival audiences have seen many wonderful performers over the ten years but this year we will present, not The Very Good Kaplan or The Merely Adequate Kaplan; we’ve searched the world and finally...

The Innamorati

The Innamorati is the creative collaboration of Quynbi and Eric Esteb. They have been poetically described by Edward S. Koizumi as "abiding in a dimension of dramatic radiance and diminished gravity."...

The Mouth Brothers

Two magicians from the Bronx to Paris, tip toeing on the edge of absurdity. Enforcing laughter through the power of silence. With over 75 years of performing mastery, resulting in a rare and unusual magical...

The One The Only INGA

The One The Only Inga is an internationally renowned burlesque star, born and raised in Seattle. Her charismatic and precise performances have entertained audiences all over the world, winning her the...

Thomas John

Thomas John is excited to be returning to the Moisture Fest after taking some time off to compete in America's Got Talent and tour the German variety theater circuit. Thomas blends comedy and juggling...

Three Left Feet!

Seattle favorites (and internationally known) aerialists Rachel Nehmer & Ben Wendel of Duo Madrona have been working together with the fabulous aerialist Terry Crane (see separate bio under his name) to...

Tom Murphy

Knock 'em down, drag 'em out, laugh till you cry slapstick sketch comedy. Think: Buster Keaton meets Robin Williams. He co-founded two international touring comedy troupes: Mountain Mime and Klown Shoes....

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 in the early '80s (the first of 3 such performances...

Tommy Twimble

International touring physical comedian and storyteller, Thomas Schroyer has performed from the West Coast to NYC and has just returned from a festival/theater tour in South America. Being partially deaf...

Toy-Box Trio

Founded in 2007 by classical composer Harlan Glotzer, the Toy-Box Trio is devoted to helping audiences experience through-composed music in an entirely different way. The pairing of concertina, toy piano,...

TRIcycle

Lyla Goldman, Anna Zuckerman, and Leah Zuckerman have worked together as members of SANCA's Cirrus Circus for over 7 years. They've performed in countless shows throughout the Seattle area and have taken...

Trio Manchego

"Vaudeville audiences loved watching things spin." Greg Palmer

Trixie Little & the Evil Hate Monkey

TRIXIE LITTLE & MONKEY are an award-winning acrobatic burlesque superduo who has been flipping and stripping since 2002. Based in New York City, they are known for their highly skilled antics and electric...

Tune Stranglers

Recently referred to as "a circus that plays music", the Tune Stranglers have been entertaining audiences across the West since 2003. With a smorgasbord of stringed instruments, washboard and the occasional...
UMO

UMO

In the past seventeen years, UMO Ensemble has become known as one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. The Ensemble has performed...

Uncle Alayna

Despite intermittent affliction with zombie-ism, Uncle Alayna cheerfully and toe-tappingly present crooning swing tunes and traditional standards from heroes past and present; hot musettes from the dance...

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 "These are nicely edgy,...

Velone Sisters

An aerial affair presented by Martha Enson of the UMO Ensemble and Cathy Sutherland of the Aerialistas and Du Caniveaux. They mix beauty, poetry, and strength in their stunning act on the vertical rope....

Vertical Tango

Husband and wife team Sam Payne and Sandra Feusi have won high praise for their performance on vertical pole, in their performance appropriately named Vertical Tango. From their Gold Medal award at the...

Vic & Nick

Swing into the New Year with the ultra smooth stylings of Vic & Nick, featuring two members of the award winning musical group, "The Bobs"; Vic, also known as Matthew Bob, along with Richard Bob on bass....

Vivian Tam

With dreams of dazzling since she was even shorter than she is now, Vivian began her beef cake aerial training at Hollywood Aerial Arts with Sagiv Benyamin. Previous confirmed sightings of Vivian dangling...

Wang Hong

Wang Hong’s name translates into English as “rainbow” and the spectrum of talents that she employs in her performance are as beautiful and delicate as that ephemeral play of light. She was raised in the...

Warren Hammond

Warren is an exciting performer based in Boulder, CO who seamlessly blends the disparate arts of juggling, comedy and sideshow! After learning to juggle in his hometown of Roanoke, VA he has gone to college,...

Wayne Doba and Andrea Conway-Doba

Wayne Doba and Andrea Conway-Doba have been referred to as a “throwback to the old Vaudeville days” … fans of the Moisture Festival know that that’s a great compliment and it means even more when you consider...

Won Israel

Won Israel is recognized internationally for his visual performance style. He is a protégé of legendary Pantomime Artist Marcel Marceau and he has traveled and toured the world performing his brand of...

Yo-Yo People

As seen on David Letterman, they hold a Guinness World Record, a 2008 Yo-Yo World Champion title, and have performed in over 20 countries. Who would have thought you could make an entire show out...

Zebra Kings

As you can imagine, some of the Zebra Kings' band members will miss having their regular springtime positions around the watering hole but most readily agreed that this would be a worthwhile and educational...

Zero Boy

Zero Boy is an East Village icon and vocal acrobat. His solo comedic routines have been featured throughout the U.S. and Europe in theater, vaudeville, burlesque, television and radio. Known as the...

Zipcode Man

Who out of the 6 billion people on this planet can juggle seven balls, invent very funny stories on the spot, and recite the location of every zip code in America and abroad? Meet David Rosdeitcher, an...

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 back to work for the pleasure of being...