GET TO KNOW THE PERFORMERS!
Stay connected and learn all about the 2022 Centrefest Performers.
Victor’s highly technical talents are sure to be taken seriously. With 20 international awards and 5 Guinness World Records under his belt, he delivers a unique and world class performance. But to not take himself too seriously, he also knows how to have a bit of fun and get the audience laughing with him. Victor combines juggling with footballs, dance and audience interaction to create a 30-45 minute show to create a party on stage.
"VICTOR IS REALLY GOOD!"
Sharon From Canada
Sharon Mahoney is an award-winning comedian, actress, and street performer who has performed in Australia, NZ, USA, Europe, UK, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Africa, and more. Sharon provokes and pushes the boundaries of social norms. Her stand-up comedy can be seen on national TV, she has recorded for Just For Laughs Originals, and she headlines and hosts comedy clubs around the world. Her most recent award-winning solo show toured festivals in Australia, UK, and Canada with rave reviews, sold-out houses and standing ovations.
“A CROSS BETWEEN HUNTER S. THOMPSON AND BETTE MIDLER.”
-The UK Times
Kim and Dan Craig
Festival favorite The Street Circus is returning to Centrefest. Daniel and Kimberly Craig bring the whole nouveau circus experience to the street, performing over 100 tricks and stunts throughout the show, including cyr wheel, hand-to-hand acrobatics, hula hoops, handstands, contortion, fire juggling, and of course comedy! As two award-winning performers with over thirty years of combined worldwide performance experience, they bring an immense and youthful energy to the street with nonstop, high energy, upbeat circus entertainment!
“ EVERY SHOW IS MET WITH 150% OF THEIR ENERGY,
IF IT'S THE FIRST SHOW OF THE DAY OR THE LAST."
- Waterloo Buskers Festival
Fire Eater and Sword Swallower
It’s Not A Magic Show! What is it? A rock concert? A fire show? A circus sideshow? You decide. It’s you’re show. Lindsay Istace is a multidisciplinary circus artist who serves a one-of-a-kind experience. Istace has honed their craft by training with top coaches in Las Vegas and San Francisco, as well as studying at the Beijing International Arts School. In over 10 years of performing Lindsay has toured with carnivals, performed at Fringe festivals, won 2 awards for most original show, and performed 0 magic shows.
The Quinn Beasley Show
Quinn is a highly skilled Circus Artist from Vancouver, and currently residing in London, he performs a high level circus show complete with a touch of charm and comedy. Quinn has performed in over 14 countries over the last ten years. Unique high energy and quick timing has brought him as far as England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, and many more, Quinn brings a fresh worldly perspective while delivering hard hitting laughs and vulnerability.
The “Quinn Beasley Show” has toured yearly to the largest fringe festivals in the world since 2015.
"WE'VE SEEN QUINN 3 TIMES IN COVENT GARDEN, MY 6 YEAR OLD LOVES HIS SHOW SO MUCH SHE MEMORIZED HIS NAME TO FIND HIS INSTAGRAM!"
- Ruby Armin
"THIS GUY IS A BOSS!"
- Jon Pardy (Winner of Big Brother Canada)
This one-man vaudeville variety show with original magic, skilled juggling, music and comedy has been headlining comedy clubs and children's festivals all over the
world! A clean, polished and professional performance for every demographic.
James Jordan fell in love with vaudeville as a young boy watching the Muppet Show. Two circus schools, 3 theatre companies and a lifetime of street performance later he was finally ready to step onto the boards to be the vaudevillian he always wanted to be. The only way to reach his lifelong dream was to create his own one-man Vaudeville variety review.
Catch his show any time during the festival at Magic World in Veteran’s Park.
“I WAS SO BUSY WATCHING HIM AND LAUGHING AT THE RESULTS THAT I NEGLECTED TO WRITE MUCH DOWN. BUT THEN, A NOTE IN A PAD COULD NEVER CAPTURE THE LIGHTHEARTED SENSE OF FUN AND MAGIC JAMES JORDAN CREATES ON STAGE.”
-Colin Maclean, Edmonton Sun
The Mystery Wonder Show
Ron Pearson has performed his unique style of magic around the world for over 25 years. His specialty is sleight of hand magic, and Ron has received the Order of Houdini from the Association of Entrepreneurial Performers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has amazed audiences everywhere from the Commonwealth Games in Manchester England, to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, to the Royal National Theatre in London, England, to the fabled Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Catch his show any time during the festival at Magic World in Veteran’s Park.
“WHAT A JOY TO SEE HUNDREDS OF WORKERS, RESIDENTS, AND TOURISTS SURROUND YOU AS YOU ENTERTAIN, EACH IMMEDIATELY ENGAGED IN YOUR SPECIAL WORLD OF CUTTING EDGE ILLUSION!”
-Lower Manhattan Cultural Council New York, NY
Introducing.. The FlowBot!
"A magical Robot, full of fun, curiosity, and an assortment of dance moves..
Having traveled through space and time.. he lands here now at Red Deer Centrefest! He will be roaming the streets looking for new moves to learn from anyone that will teach him, on his mission to learn every dance move on this planet!
Find him and show him a move so that he can fulfill his destiny...
To become the BEST dancing robot in this universe!"
Caricatures by Simon
After a long pandemic, live caricature is back!
Simon is a caricaturist serving the Alberta area for over 10 years.
Previous clients include Bioware, Shaw, Microsoft, Google, Starbucks, the Cities of Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Edmonton, and hundreds more.
Having Simon here helps make Centrefest even more amazing. He will create special keepsakes that are completely unique...
and each one takes only 5 minutes!
You can customize what you want from a simple portrait to a lightsaber battle with your favourite Avenger!
."AMAZING. SO FAST SO FUNNY...THE MOST ENTERTAINING CARICATURIST I'VE EVER SEEN!"
- Julie Harris Event Organizer (Big Q Events)
National Stiltwalkers of Canada
Since 2001, the National Stiltwalkers of Canada have been sharing their “High Spirited Entertainment” at festivals and events throughout Alberta. With over 30 different characters they have performed in Ottawa, the Maritimes, Victoria, Oregon, Washington, DC, and at an International Circus Festival in Nanjing, China. They are super thrilled to be elevating the fun at this year’s Centre Fest.
Spandy Andy will leave you bewildered with his zany dance moves, quirky personality and vibrant outfits. Carrying around a stereo blasting dance music, Spandy Andy is sure to get any party started. With over 300 million video views online, Spandy’s ultimate goal is to spread happiness across the globe. Spandy Andy’s high-energy performances are guaranteed to have you grinning ear to ear. WARNING: this boy’s smile is infectious!
"SPANDY ANDY IS QUITE POSSIBLY THE MOST FAMOUS BUSKER TO COME OUT OF VANCOUVER".
- DH News
"SPANDY ANDY IS AN INCREDIBLE DANCER AND ENTERTAINER. THE VISITORS WATCHING FOUND HIM AMAZIMNG AND HILARIOUS. HIS PERFORMANCE WAS ALL THE MORE REMARKABLE CONSIDERING IT WAS PELTING DOWN RAIN. WE ALL LOVED SPANDY AND AND HOPE THAT HE WILL RETURN TO APPLEFEST IN THE FUTURE.”
- Applefest Attendees
Heart of a Child
Whether it's a birthday party, a corporate picnic or a festival, balloon art is always a popular and very loved addition! Kids and kids-at-heart love to get an unique balloon sculpture from Mr. McTwist, an award winning artist.
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