Umbrella Festival Saturday FAMILY MATINÉE
Apr 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 1:00

$20 Advance
$30 at the Door
$40 Preferred Seating
$12 Youth (12 & under)

Seattle aerialist Katie Herndon leads a line-up of circus and variety artists devised to keep kids and parents enraptured and entertained, including Chris Crescent on the cyr wheel and Seattle duo A Unicycle Built for Two. Also appearing are Maya Papaya, hand-balancer Anngela Burt, clown duo A Little Bit Off, aerial dancer Dream Frohe and physical comedian Stefano Iaboni.

Umbrellas graciously donated by ShedRain, Portland's quality umbrella manufacturer since 1947.
Katie Herndon | 2:00 PM
Katie Herndon grew up on a farm in central Washington and quickly discovered her love for heights and hanging upside down. After years of gymnastics she competed on the Acrobatics & Tumbling team for Azusa Pacific University. From there, her love of acrobatics led her to circus and aerial arts. After graduating with her degree in business, Katie moved back to the Pacific Northwest and began teaching and performing while furthering her circus skills through flying trapeze and trampoline. In 2015 she was given the opportunity to train with The Flying Aces as part of the Netherland’s National Circus. After a five-month immersion in the world of caravans, tents, and traditional circus, she once again returned to the beautiful city of Seattle, and has found an incredible environment in the SANCA community. She is now teaching tumbling and training acrobatics, trampoline, aerial silks, rope and flying trapeze. more >>>
Chris Crescent | 2:00 PM
Chris Crescent lives in Las Vegas and works as an entertainer at Cirque Montage by WonderWorld Entertainment and at All Wheel Sports, Inc.
He performs as a juggler, dancer, aerialist, cyr wheel specialist, actor and athlete and has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.
He's also an instructor at The Aerial Classroom in Los Angeles. more >>>
Nick & Wendy bring together the unicycle, acrobatics, and light-hearted romance with their act, A Unicycle Built for Two. Their personalities capture and thrill audiences as they flirt, flip and twirl. The Seattle Met called the act a “can’t-miss.” Time Out New York called them a “standout” act in Cirque Mechanics’ Pedal Punk show. Nick & Wendy met and married in Seattle, and together they have crafted their unique story on the unicycle. They have performed with companies including Cirque Mechanics, Flynn Creek Circus, and Zoppé Family Circus. more >>>
Maya Papaya | 2:00 PM
Anngela Burt | 2:00 PM
Co-founded by Amica Hunter and David Cantor, A Little Bit Off began as a theatrical collaboration between two acrobatic clowns dedicated to bringing wonder and laughter to the audiences of the world. Drawing inspiration from the old american vaudevillians, and work of French artist James Thierree, ALBO has grown to produce two fully developed shows with carefully selected themes, hilarious characters, intricate relationships, mind-boggling tricks, and a very quirky, off beat flavor. Their most recent work is a critically acclaimed full length physical comedy show called Beau & Aero featuring two bumbling, incompetent aviators. The show has won five awards, including one for Outstanding Physical Theater. ALBO has performed for audiences all over Europe and the United States, captivating audiences of all languages with their dialogue-free approach to story telling. more >>>
Stefano Iaboni | 2:00 PM
Masterful Italian physical comedian Stefano Iaboni will perform his cutting edge silent comedy. Stefano tours the world with his clown duo The Beat Brothers. more >>>
Dream Frohe | 2:00 PM
Dream Frohe is an aerialist with a passion for thoughtful and dynamic movement. She approaches her art with presence and wonder and aspires to offer her audience a uniquely engaging experience. She has been performing Aerial Dance since 2007 and is a founding member of the Bellingham Circus Guild, where she currently teaches and trains. When not joyfully hoisting herself into improbable positions for the sake of honest expression, she appreciates good friends, good food and well placed foolishness. more >>>