See the 2021 Hadi Shrine Circus performers in the famed three rings.
Stay tuned as we begin preparation for the acts of 2022!
Bello’s unique blend of endearing comedy and jaw-dropping daredevil stunts make him one of the most exciting live performers in the world today! Whether he’s performing a death-defying stunt or bringing smiles to a crowd’s faces, Bello is always incredibly engaging and entertaining!
TIME Magazine included Bello Nock in their list of “America’s best artists and entertainers”, “BelloBration” played to sold out crowds in Madison Square Garden (with attendance records for a family show that have still never been broken) and his first self-produced theater show was nominated for a prestigious Drama Desk Award! With decades of circus experience including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Bello is truly one of the most prolific performers of our time.
Bello’s awards and accolades are too many to mention, his resume and repertoire too vast to describe, but it’s how he makes his audience feel that defines him! Young or old, Bello always provides his audience with the gift of laughter and inspiration. His energy and charisma is infectious!
“Belly laughs and genuine gasps!” – The New York Times
“Bello is extraordinary… a hilarious clown and astonighing daredevil, a one man circus all by himself.” – The San Francisco Chronicle
Featured in “America’s Best Artists and Entertainers” – Time Magazine
Ringmaster Ari Steeples
Everyone remembers going to the Circus when they were a child and watching all of the performers entertaining everyone, and dreamed of being part of the show. For Ari Steeples, those dreams became a reality being born into the life style of the circus. Ari became a third generation bear trainer as he grew up thru childhood working with his family who taught him everything about training bears. At age 19, Ari took on another role with the circus and became a Ringmaster. Ari started preforming his bear act on the Jordan World Circus at the age of 25 with his two bears, Tibor and Sammy. Tibor and Sammy are now retired and stay on Ari’s ranch in Texas. Ari Steeples has been the voice of the Jordan World Circus for over two decades now. As the Ringmaster, he invites the audience to sit back relax and enjoy one of the finest circuses you will ever see.
The Pork Chop Revue
An awesome display of some of the smartest swine in the country. These bodacious barnyard buddies present a show featuring amazing stunts and laughable antics. You will laugh as you watch these bundles of bacon jump hurdles, waltz and even sing!
Carinci Bareback Horse Riders
Taking you back to the times of the showman, Caleb Carinci and his horses dazzle with their one-of-a-kind balancing act.
The Fearless Nocks are once again taking on the double wheel of death. Their heart-stopping dangerous exploits are in their DNA as generations of this performing family are among the most respected aerial stunt artists in the world today.
Boom Squad, Inc.
Give it up for Evansville’s own! More than a drumline, Boom Squad, Inc. (BSI) is a performing drum line located in the heart of Evansville that represents 41 schools in the area. BSI is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on delinquency prevention, academic achievement, and family development by providing an arts-based percussion program.
The Cortes Family
Look high above the floor for the Cortes Family on the flying trapeze. Another generational circus family, they’ve performed in major circuses throughout the country.
Hadi Shrine Funsters
A tickle to your funny bone becomes a time to remember. Hailing from your hometown, it’s the Hadi Shrine Funsters!
Catch this breathtaking display of unbridled and unforgettable exotic species, including camels, zebras, and ponies presented by Ariana Kollmann.
Annaliese Nock – Dare Daughter
Daughter of Bello Nock, Annaliese is a Guinness World Record holder for most flips on the Wheel of Death in 1 minute. She’s performing a traditional circus act on the silver strand.
Puppy Pals Show
Just two years into forming his livelong goal of an animal act Wesley has burst onto the scene with his “Puppy Pals,” an all-new comedic stunt dog show!
The Shrine Circus Performing Elephants
Ponderous pachyderms perform with perfection. As your grandfather used to say, “hold your horses, here come the elephants!”
The Human Cannonball
Chachi “The Rocketman” Valenica makes his living as a Human Cannonball being shot from a cannon; free flying through the air at speeds of (55mph), heights of over (65 ft), and distances of (165ft).