Vladimir and Olga Smirnov

Back by popular demand, quick change artist extraordinaires Vladimir and Olga Smirnov return to dazzle audiences at Circus Sarasota!

This husband and wife team are wardrobe wizards as they quickly switch from one costume to another right before your eyes!

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine to an actor, comedian and circus-producing father and a magician mother, Vladimir has performance running through his veins. He began training at the early age of 6 and studied many disciplines including acrobatics, juggling, dance, perch pole and most importantly, magic!

His lovely wife Olga was born in Barnaul, Russia and is also a second generation professional circus performer. At the age of 10 she began practicing gymnastics, low-wire and acrobatics. Her circus career blossomed and she later met her husband  while working side-by-side in the Russian State Circus company.

The Smirnovs are masters of their craft, having performed this act together since 1993. The Russian-style tradition of this act defies magic and instead combines color, choreography, and music to present an elegant, graceful and fun presentation that is both marvelous and mystifying. Don’t blink – you just might miss it!