CAST & CREATIVE
PARKOUR Fouad comes from Morocco and is someone who always has a smile on his face. Since being a young child, he has loved singing and traveling, but the discovery of the Parkour and Freerunning and later Contemporary Dance; enabled him to merge into a large community and to fuse those arts together. He also has coached others, performed at several events internationally, and has participated in and won competitions.
WIRE WALKER & PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Ksenia started her wire walking journey at 7 years old, when she fell in love with a wire walking troupe whilst on tour with one of the UK's biggest circus's. Since then she has trained with some of the World's leading wire walkers and gone on to perform across the UK and abroad. Outside the circus ring, her hobbies include: singing, modelling, card games and reading. She also is great lover of food and is interested in healthy eating.
GIOVANNY GUZMAN FAJARADO
KOREAN PLANK He dedicates himself entirely to circus arts and loves everything acrobatics. In his free time he likes to build new props for the circus and also likes photography and videography focused on the circus. He really likes being versatile and likes to learn. In his own words, "Basically 24 hours a day I think about circus arts, it is my passion, my job, my career, it is my hobby and I would like it to be like that all my life!"
UNICYCLE & SPINNING PLATES This third generation circus artist started his circus career at the age of 5, since then he has met his wife and now they perform together their unicycle act. Also travelling with Viktor and Yuliia is their 5 year old son who is soon to start his own circus career following in his parents footsteps.
UNICYCLE For the last 10 years, she has been travelling around the globe (including the UK from 2017 - 2019) with her husband performing their unicycle act. However before she met her husband and ran away with the circus, she started out her career as a professional hairdresser, something which has served her especially well over the last year when their contract in the UK was cancelled due to the pandemic.
AERIAL POLE Before he joined the circus Sergii performed as a professional break-dancer for many years, he performed with a big dance team across Ukraine. Since then he has found his love for circus and enjoys travelling around the world. Aside from his work life he enjoys training in the gym and has a pet dog.
CIRCUS DANCER At 3 years old her mother took her to her first rhythmic gymnastics lesson, which led her to spending 15 years of her life devoted to this sport. After that she continued her career in dancing, spending the last 5 years touring around the globe with circuses, energized by the smiles of the audiences. Aside from her work Kseniia is a big coffee lover and has a very sweet tooth, she also has her darling doggy who is according to her, "The best pug in the world!".
PARKOUR Parkour and Freerunning changed Ayoubs life as well as his way of thinking, this discipline strengthened him to overcome not only the walls during practice but the obstacles in his life. He loves performing coaching, photography, and reading philosophical books. He is often found trying new things and has taught himself breakdancing, fire staff and skateboarding. He also teaches Parkour for kids and adults alike, whilst also performing nationally and internationally.
JOHN QUINCHE JARAMILLO
KOREAN PLANK His moto in life - Never give up ever! He is a music lover, and is fascinated by watching videos, enjoys good conversations, is interested in acquiring innovative and creative knowledge, loves writing, singing, and dancing. He loves every aspect of performing and cannot wait to share what he does best with UK audiences!
BMX He is a lover of extreme sports, and remembers how he used to skip school to learn new tricks. He has won prizes in competitions across Ukraine and absolutely loves everything about his job! He can't wait for his next adventure!
CIRCUS DANCER She counts herself as the happiest person, she absolutely loves life and is grateful for all, especially her work. The first time she went on stage was at five years old, and since then no one could take her off it, as she feels it is her second home. "Every time I perform in front of an audience, I live through a completely new fairy tale. I am in love with my passion for dance and would like to share this love with everyone".
PARKOUR Another member of the trio from Tangier/Morocco. Hicham loves to travel and to discover new cultures, he enjoys seeing the world from different perspectives. He started practicing Parkour and Freerunning 13 years ago and has appeared on ‘Arabs Got Talent. He was often found by his parents practicing Kung-Fu and others martial arts in the mirror as a child due to his then idol Jackie Chan. Hicham is looking forward to more experiences and adventures that will make him grow as a person
JUAN NAVARRO RUBIANO
KOREAN PLANK He has worked in many places all over the world performing as a circus artist. He is Latin American and dances the salsa, it's something that he says is in his blood! He is enthusiastic and loves animals. He also loves to play chess, poker, learn about new cultures, and cooking food.
BMX For the past few years he has been performing in different stunt shows in various countries around the world. He is fluent in three languages and his favourite things to do are: to cheer people up, hold events and do backflips on his bicycle! As at the moment there is a war in his home country he is looking for ways to help his friends and family. He is always open to new acquaintances, positive people and work!
CIRCUS DANCER She has spent the majority of her life pursuing her passion for dance, performing around Ukraine and abroad, she also took part in the European Cheerleading Championships. She now also enjoys creating her own choreography, for her own dance routines. Aside from her work life she also enjoys DJing as a hobby as she absolutely loves music and is studying in that field.
JUGGLING He was born into a circus family and took his first steps onstage at the age of 3. When he was 16 he started to work professional and has since go on to master many different genres of circus skills including juggling, cigar boxes, whip cracking, fire magic and quick change. He is always trying to master something new and loves running long distances and cycling.
HAND BALANCER Sabina started her circus career at a young age and has travelled and performed internationally in many prestigious circuses and festivals. Aside from her circus career she enjoys watching tv series, and is a big fan of Outlander. She also loves to spend time with her pet dog Simba who unfortunately is not joining her on tour.
Since childhood, he has admired creative people. Despite the fact that he went on to study and receive a technical degree he always tried to surround himself with people who shared in his passion for creativity. He took part in a student comedy shows, thanks to these, he was able to travel around Ukraine. After graduating from university, he worked on the railways and devoted his free time to his hobbies: acting in the theatre and working with children.
CLOWN A very creative person with a huge heart, whose favourite thing in the world is to entertain adults and children alike. The last year has been very trying for most people but especially for creative individuals like Petro, for him it’s the first tour since the beginning of the pandemic so he is very excited to be back. He is always on the lookout for creative ideas to spark his imagination and influence new routines.
COSTUME MASTER She is a Lady with very high expertise in her field, she has over 15 years of experience making costumes and evening dresses. She finished the Moscow university of design and then went on to study at the Ecole Lesage Atelier De Broderie, the oldest and finest school of couture in Paris. She is also an official designer for the LambertZ fashion show in Germany.
COSTUME DESIGNER An exceptionally skilled designer, who is responsible for the designs of most of the costumes you see here at Circus Cortex. She has been designing costumes for 7 years now, and has worked with many UK shows such as the London Cabaret Club and Giffords Circus. She is an official designer for LambertZ fashion show and she has also had her work published as a new and upcoming designer in Fashzilla magazine.
CHOREOGRAPHER She started her career as a ballroom dancer and together with her ballroom partner they travelled the world performing in many shows of all types. She then moved on to become a very established choreographer and the head of MIPARTI dance group, which has performed at many events and shows across the globe.
DIRECTOR & GENERAL MANAGER He started as a professional juggler, and progressed into directing and managing large Circuses in the UK for 15 years. Now along with his wife Irina he's the director of Circus Cortex. He's also the secretary for the Association of Circus Proprietors of GB and is on the forefront of communications with local and central government on behalf of UK circuses. Besides his work life he is a big fan of Derby County FC.
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER She started as a professional gymnast, competing around the world. She then performed with world famous shows and companies such as:"Releve", "Tihany" - S-America and "Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey" - USA. After, she came to the UK and co-worked as a producer and later agent for large Circuses in the UK as well as "Circus Extreme" and now her very own Cirque show "Circus Cortex"! She is a very hardworking person who quite literally never stops working.
All our circus cast are highly trained professionals, ideal for family days out, children of all ages. we also offer circus school options
where our artistes help young children to practice circus skills for themselves.
A fantastic day out for all family, young and old, special wheelchair spaces are available. Persons sensitive to sound may need ear protection.