The circus community is a diverse and interesting one. Balance: A Circus Showcase aims to shine a light on acts of both genders equally and demonstrate some of the best acts in the world. As well as showing the diversity in gender, the show includes a massive range of props from the very large Cyr wheel to the small and simple juggling ball. To get you excited, here are a few of the acts we have lined up, we hope to see you all there!


Anni Kupper

Anni Küpper

Cologne based artist – has been juggling for more than 14 years, which is basically half of her life. Today more than ever she is grateful for a juggling community, which fosters multinational encounters and exchange. Her performance “Paganini” stands out with its very specialised one club manipulation technique and simplicity.

Find out more about Anni’s recent projects on and by following AnniJuggling on Facebook.

Gustavo Ollitta 

Gustavo Ollitta

Gustavo Ollitta is a professional Circus Artist born in São Paulo, Brazil in 1992. He started his researches on Manipulation and Juggling in 2007.

Being self-educated for 3 years, he has created his own style of performance and manipulation with unique visual juggling tools. In 2011, Gustavo started his professional career with the Biolumini Company, the popular Fire Circus Company from Brazil that performs around music festivals, TV shows and circus conventions, making shows and giving circus classes.

In 2012, Gustavo received the first invitation to perform in Europe at 'Boom Festival 2012' and since then, he started his solo career in Italy, where he absolved the 'Professional Contemporary Circus Course' of three years at 'Scuola di Cirko Vertigo', having the opportunity to develop his techniques with important circus teachers from all around the world, like Arian Miluka, Fundator of ESAAC, Belgium.

During those three years of intensive work in Europe and making original researches, Gustavo made new creations with important artistic directors as Milo & Olivia from Chapitombolo (Italy), Leo Bassi (Spain), Erick Angelier from Chamberry (France) being featured in Many TV shows as 'Italia’s Got Talent', 'Colorado Café' - Italy, 'Eren Baski' -Turkey and conferences as 'Global TED Talk', 'TEDx Cannes', 'TEDx Milan' spreading his unique concepts of Circus in more than 16 countries around Europe, North America, South America, Asia.

Gustavo Ollitta is currently performing and teaching around the world and since the beginning of his career, he is still working on infinitive creations of manipulation and circus techniques to impress the audience with unique and mesmerising performances with your passion in every show.


Guillaume Karpowicz

All the way from France with his multi-diabolo skills is Guillaume. Fresh from graduating from DOCH, the circus school in Stockholm in 2016 he is here to amaze us. Some of you may know him from his popular youtube videos. When asked he said that he is striving for minimalism in his work

Emma Hörnell 

Emma Hörnell

 When she was 19 Emma Hörnell packed her bags and made a big move from Sweden to New Zealand. While there she decided to learn something new, how to hula hoop. It didn't take long before she was hooked and her love for hula hoops grew as she found them to be a means of expression and creativity. When returning to Europe in 2013 she discovered a whole world of circus and possibilities. She spent one year training, teaching and performing before attending a one year course focusing on artistic research at Flic Scuola di Circo in Italy. You can follow her on facebook here:


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