CAST & CREATIVE
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!".
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.