See the 2022 Hadi Shrine Circus performers in the famed three rings.
Ringmaster Ari Steeples
Ari Steeples has always been around the circus. He grew up as a third generation bear trainer. At age 19, he first became a circus ringmaster, which is a job that has stuck with him ever since. He has been the voice of the Hadi Shrine Circus for over two decades now. If you’ve been to a show, you’ll recognize that booming voice on the microphone alongside his top hat and bejeweled jacket.
The youngest daughter of circus superstar Bello Nock, the Dare Daughter proudly represents the eighth generation of performing Nocks! Annaliese is a Guinness World Record holder for most flips on the Wheel of Death in 1 minute. She’s been featured on America’s Got Talent and was recently a finalist on Britain’s Got Talent Champions. Annaliese was also on The Go Big Show on TBS, where she was the first ever female finalist! Annaliese and the Fearless Nocks will perform on the sway poles and the wheel of death.
Freestyle BMX Riders
A team of four internationally known freestyle BMX riders are bringing their big air to the Hadi Shrine Circus. The team includes Andres Pardo Shapol, Frank Albino, Cristian Mejia, and Dani Moran. Individually, they are X Games participants, national and international champions, and experienced performers. Together, they will put on an amazing show that you won’t soon forget.
He’s not a magician, not just an illusionist, but a thrill-seeking, mind-bending master of prestidigitation who creates an alternate world of fascination with gravity-defying hair and leather pants. David Davinci has completed multiple world tours, headlined on five Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Productions, and been a featured performer at Disney.
Alex Petrov performs his act suspended 30 feet in the air and upside down above the crowd. He rides a motorcycle across high wires with an aerialist, hanging below. They also complete not-so-ordinary tasks like juggling, eating, and drinking while upside down. He is one of the only performers in the world to do this special act.
Legacy Elite Cheer & Tumble
The Hadi Shrine Circus is proud to feature local acts that support our area’s youth. This year, you will be dazzled by the performance of Legacy Elite Cheer & Tumble. Their all-star cheer programs have been national champions multiple times, but their focus is also on developing healthy lifestyles and fun fitness for youth.
The Cortes Family
Look high above the floor for the Cortes Family on the flying trapeze. Another generational and world-renown circus family, they’ve performed in major circuses throughout the country. Originally from South America, they are one of the only trapeze acts performing in the United States.
Hadi Shrine Funsters
A tickle to your funny bone becomes a time to remember. Hailing from your hometown, it’s the Hadi Shrine Funsters! Their wild antics have earned them quite the reputation. See their performance during the show or interact with them before the show! Be careful, you never know what’s up their sleeves.
The Shrine Circus Performing Elephants
Ponderous pachyderms perform with perfection. As your grandfather used to say, “hold your horses, here come the elephants!” The elephants have long been a crowd favorite and it’s truly a must see experience. You will be in awe of these beloved friends of the circus, just like we are.