Coy Espinosa, AKA Crazy Boy Coy, has been a professional entertainer for over a decade. Based out of Kansas City, MO he has traveled all over the county to entertain. Originally calling himself a professional juggler he show is better described as a comedic fire and circus artist. For example some of his signature stunts include breathing fire while on a walking ladder, squeezing his body through a tennis racket while on a rola-bola and jumping rope on a rolling globe while blindfolded. He can do all of this crazy stuff while keeping an audience engaged with witty banter, physical comedy, and audience participation.
Josh Horton first came in contact with juggling at an after school circus program in Normal, Illinois. There he learned to juggle 3 clubs and later 3 torches. After his freshman year of high school, Josh moved to Malibu, California. He performed at his school's talent show with the skills he hadn't used in some time. Someone in the audience sent Josh a video of a World Juggling Federation Juggler. Josh was amazed, and started practicing again. In the following years Josh began competing in the world championships of juggling. Josh has won a combined 9 gold medals from the World Juggling Federation and International Juggler's Association. After graduating college Josh worked for a marketing agency for 3 years before becoming a full-time juggler. He applies his degree in Entrepreneurial Studies and the skills he learned in his marketing job to his juggling career. Apparently it's working since you're reading this!
Rockhurst High School Juggling Club founded in 2005 the Rockhurst Juggling Club provides an opportunity to not only learn circus arts but also perform. Members often perform at shows in the Rockhurst Blackbox Theater, halftime shows, and have been a staple of the Kansas City Juggling Festival main show for many years.
Noah Schmeissner was supposed to gather firewood. But being supposed to and actually doing something can be very different for 12-year-old boys. True to inquisitive boyhood form, Noah Schmeissner went off into the woods near his family's vacation property and got preoccupied. He grabbed some fallen hedge apples and started juggling. The rest is history. You know Noah from his amazing skills at WJF and any other local festival. He got started right here in KC! Sit back and get ready to be amazed.
Joe Harris, aka "YoYoJoe", is the 4-time United States National Champion (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014) and former Mega Team World Champion (1999). He has been competing, performing, teaching, and judging for 17+ years and counting! Some highlights include his signature yoyo "Unleashed", television appearances on FOX Kids in the late 90's and America's Got Talent Season 4.
2013 US National Champion 2A
2012 World YoYo Contest 2A - 4th
2011 US National Champion 2A
2008 US National Champion 2A
Even Ng is a diaboloist extraordinaire. He will wow you with his astounding skills. A diabolo is a unique and difficult juggling prop, one not many people get to see on a daily basis. Evan will make you long for one of your own. Watch him loop, flip and throw these skillful toys into the air. He has been practicing for more years than he can remember and is thrilled to be in KC this year for The Great Kansas City Circus Show!
Damian Blake is an actor of many faces, and none of them get enough sleep. Based out of Kansas City MO, Damian has entertained everywhere from seedy dive bars to historic music halls, from busking street corners to international corporate events. He is a trained actor of the stage, film, commercials, an expert in pantomime and clowning, an emcee, singer, juggler, and all around silly fellow. Available for events ranging from children's parties to burlesque shows, he is a true jack of all trades. Damian started his entertaining at a young age by dressing in various found costumes and imitating silent film characters such as Charlie Chaplin, The Marx Brothers, and Laurel & Hardy. He first dressed as Chaplin at age two, and hosted his 4th grade talent show as Groucho Marx, complete with 'Captain Spaulding' dance numbers and a Harpo harp solo.
Beau Poehlman: In the summer of 2014, an idea gestated in the mind of Beau Poehlman, a juggler from Lincoln, Nebraska. And he helped to create bom crico! A local circus in the good state of Nebraska! He has since been working on his solo show and can be seen on YouTube and and festivals honing his skills
4's Company part of the Kansas City Chorus is located in Kansas City. We are part of Region 5 of Sweet Adelines International. Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. We rely on our director, Stacy Schumacher, and leadership team to guide our singing to new levels of excellence.