Beat the heat with the Summer Circus Spectacular

The popular annual collaboration of the Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling brings world-class

circus talent to the beautiful Historic Asolo Theater

SARASOTA, FL – Circus fans of all ages, from near and far, can beat the heat this summer at reasonable prices
while experiencing the best of the circus arts, thanks to the continued collaboration of The Circus Arts Academy
(CAC) and The Ringling. The Summer Circus Spectacular returns this year with some of the circus world’s most
exciting acts signed on for the family-friendly, one-hour, action-packed show.
The 2024 Summer Circus Spectacular – which has become a seasonal highlight for locals, visitors,
families and groups alike – takes place at the Historic Asolo Theater at The Ringling (5401 Bay Shore Rd.,
Sarasota) from June 14 through August 17.

“While we are always pleased to bring the very best circus artists from around the world to Sarasota to
perform in our shows, being able to showcase this talent at the beautiful and intimate Historic Asolo Theater
makes it one of the most memorable and unique arts experiences in town,” said CAC Executive Vice
President/COO Jennifer Mitchell. “This show not only offers an affordable entertainment option for all ages but
is also the perfect summertime family-friendly activity. With daytime and evening options available at The
Ringling, there will always be a convenient time to come and enjoy the magic of the circus arts!”
The lineup for the 2024 Summer Circus Spectacular includes:

Jared Walker, Master of Ceremonies: Walker’s first professional engagement with the CAC was as
Ringmaster for the Summer Circus Spectacular in 2018; shortly afterwards, he was hired as the creative director
for the CAC and its Sailor Circus Academy. The Florida native got bitten by the theater bug in third grade and
later expanded to show choir, marching band and drama club. He graduated with a BFA in Music and Theatre
from Shenandoah College & Conservatory and made a career as an Equity actor while moonlighting as a
director, choreographer and costume designer. After 9/11, he moved back to the east coast of Florida to be near
his aging parents, then moving to Sarasota in 2004 to perform at the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre. He served as
the director and manager for the Players Theatre in Sarasota for 10 years prior to coming to the CAC.

Uranbileg Angarag, Contortion: When she was 5 years old, Angarag went to see a circus show, saw a
contortion act and loved it so much she pictured herself on stage. Afterwards, her parents took her to audition
at the Mongolian National Circus; at age 6, she began training. By 9 years old, she was performing. She has been doing circus for last 23 years, traveling around the world – to places including Russia, Korea, Turkey, Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, throughout Europe, at sea on cruise ships, and more – doing performances, working with
many different circuses and entertainment groups such as Cirque du Soleil, MSC Cruises, Ulaanbaatar Circus,
Phantasialand Schmidt-Loffelhardt GmbH & Co. KG, and more. Angarag has previously performed for the CAC
during Cirque des Voix in 2023.

The Bello Sisters, Acrobatic Hand Balancing: Loren, Celine and Joline Bello are an Italian-German
acrobatic trio of sisters who come from a circus family. Their father performed with Cirque du Soleil for 12 years
and their mother was the first woman to walk on a highwire on stilts. Since developing their act, the sisters have
become one the most-requested halftime show performers within sports leagues like the NBA and NCAA
Basketball. In 2020, the Bello Sisters competed on both “America’s Got Talent” – where they made it into the
Top 10 – and “Italy’s Got Talent” and then, in 2023, they returned for another shot at the championship on
“America’s Got Talent: All-Stars.” The trio previously performed for the CAC during Circus Sarasota earlier this

Zorè España, Cyr Wheel: España, a traditional 6th generation circus artist of Bulgarian and Mexican
roots, was born and raised in Englewood, Fla. From a young age, she was immersed in the world of circus
performance, exploring numerous disciplines before discovering her profound passion for the Cyr Wheel at the
age of 15. In her professional career, she has achieved several remarkable milestones, including being the first
Cyr wheel artist to perform at the prestigious Cirque d’Hiver Bouglione in Paris and with Zirkus Nemo in
Denmark. For the past four years, España has performed with Mr. Swindles’ Traveling Peculiarium, her family’s
circus. Her tours have taken her across Denmark and to premier venues in Germany, Spain, France, Bulgaria,
China, Turkey, and The Philippines.

Camille Langlois, Hair Hang: Originally from Quebec, Langlois began her acrobatic journey at the age of
9, when she enrolled in gymnastics. As she was also interested in dance and the performing arts, the opening of
a sport-arts-circus studies program at her high school captured her attention. Her professional training began at
the Circus School of Quebec and concluded six years later at the National Circus School of Montreal. Langlois –
who loves the diversity of movement, the freedom of creation offered by the various disciplines as well as the
union of art, performance, and interpretation – is also skilled at acts including aerial hoops, chains and pole.
Antino Pansa, Slack Wire: Pansa is a Guyanese circus artist of French nationality. He began training in
the circus arts at the age of 14, and this passion – passed on by his father, who also practiced slack wire – would
soon take center stage in his life. He is a graduate of the National Circus School of Montreal. He specializes in
slack wire but is also a talented trampoline and floor acrobat, as well as a hand-to-hand carrier and Korean plank
acrobat. He was recently featured as a slack wire artist in Cirque du Soleil’s 2023 creation, “ECHO.” He also
wowed the crowd during the CAC’s Royal Gala in February of this year.

Renaldo, Clowning: Al “Renaldo” Calienes began his circus career with the Big Apple Circus at age 26,
eventually becoming a core company member. A gifted clown, he went on to work with Circus Sarasota, theRoyal Hanneford Circus, the Luna Stage Theater Co., at SeaWorld, Canada’s Garden Bros. Circus and England’s Zippo’s Circus. Recently, he toured with UniverSoul Circus. He is also author/illustrator of the children’s book
“Renaldo Joins the Circus!”
“It is always thrilling for us to bring a live, professional circus show to the beautiful Historic Asolo
Theater at The Ringling, which works to preserve the history and legacy of the circus,” said CAC founder and
President/CEO Pedro Reis. “Our missions are so closely aligned – we both strive to inspire, educate and
entertain – and our collaboration has provided immeasurable joy for thousands of circus fans over the years.”

The show runs Friday, June 14 – Saturday, August 17, 2024. Show times are 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesdays
through Fridays, and 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Tickets are $20/adults, $15 children (15 and under); tickets
for the 7 p.m. opening night performance and celebration on Friday, June 14 – which includes a gala reception
with the artists after the show and refreshments – are $75.
To complete their circus experience, Summer Circus Spectacular patrons can enjoy access to the Circus
Museum on the day they attend a show for just an additional $5 – an incredible value for a full day’s
entertainment. Visit or call the Box Office at 941-360-7399.

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