Our featured entertainer for the month of January is Laura Lippert: Charialist!
A St. Louis native and graduate of Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, Laura started learning aerial at Sascha’s St. Louis School of Circus Arts under the Flying Cortes. After a a few years break of going to school for welding, then interior architecture and then being a nanny in France, she decided circus was her calling and returned to Chicago to continue her circus training under Shayna Swanson. She then traveled to Sweden to train under Christian “Vippen” Vilppola and to Montreal under coaches Rachel Walker, Victor Fomine and Yury Bozyan. The art of hair hanging she learned from well known hairialist, Chris Lemon. Laura has performed and traveled all over the world including the 2012 season of St Louis’s own Circus Flora.
Laura Lippert presents her audience with a beautiful mélange of both traditional and contemporary technique and movement. Her innovative style is pervasive throughout her acts; whether they are performed using her custom-designed and fabricated chair apparatus, or through her mastery of the rare art of hair-hanging. Laura’s drive to seek out and master such a unique skill such as hanging by one’s hair is characteristic of her passion for pushing herself to explore the new and unusual, while keeping a firm basis in the traditions of her trade. The power and grace with which she navigates her many astonishing abilities is exceptional, and clearly the result of a solid foundation in dance, performance and collaborative experience. She is truly a masterful, amicable and generous performer; an uncommon talent who’s rapturous work must simply be experienced to be properly communicated. Check out our showtimes page to see when Laura will be performing in our home Circus Ring on the third floor of City Museum!
Our featured entertainer for the the Month of December is Casey the Entertainer!
Casey the Entertainer is a seasoned circus skilled family entertainer who has been delighting audiences for more than 25 years with a wide variety of talents including stilt-walking, juggling, balloon sculpting, mime, ventriloquism and unicycling. Casey skillfully coordinates formal shows, walk-around entertainment, birthday parties, holiday parties, grand openings, parades, and specialty entertainment . Costumes are customized for the theme of the event. One of his unique capabilities is to balloon sculpt for a crowd while stilt walking in an 1890’s period costume. He also rides a penny farthing bicycle as a stilt walker to the amazement of the crowd.
Casey has been a favorite in the St. Louis Area as well as the East Coast at such venues including the White House, Circus Vargus, Wild World Amusement Park, Six Flags over Mid America, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Purina Farms, and many more well-known venues.
Casey was the longest running entertainer for First Night in Godfrey, Illinois, wowing audiences for 19 consecutive years for this popular New Year’s Eve family venue. He also remains one of Missouri Botanical Gardens longest-running entertainers with 15 consecutive years as an attraction at Henry Shaws Birthday Party every July 24. Casey was also a repeat featured guest on KPLR TV Channel 11 Kids Club and acted in a Pulaski Bank commercial as a magician during the spring and summer of 2005. Hiring Casey for stage shows, strolling entertainment, outdoor and indoor specialty events is sure to be a hit.
Highlights for Holiday Parties:
- Santa Character includes interactive entertainment such as reading Christmas stories to the children and photo ops with kids and adults.
- Christmas Stage Show for Children features interactive entertainment, a five-foot tall balloon sculpture and routine, juggling routines, magic and ventriloquism in holiday costume attire.
- Holiday strolling entertainment includes stilts, magic, juggling, puppets, and balloon sculpting.
- Kids love Casey the Entertainer!
Casey the Entertainer is a reliable family-oriented seasoned professional who provides variety, quality, and fun with a unique style. Call Sandy at 314-645-4445 to book Casey for your next event!