Circus Ring of Fame Wheel Plaque

Elly Ardelty

Inducted into the Ring of Fame: 1991

Circus Profession: Single Trapeze Artist

Born: 1906

Died: 1997

ellie ardelty Circus Ring Of Fame Foundation inductee plaque

Elly Ardelty was born in Czarist Russia in 1906. She began her career as a dancer
with the Imperial Russian Ballet in Leningrad.

Emigrating to the United States she changed profession to become a circus artist and developed a
single trapeze routine that astounded audiences with her bravery. Her
presentation was climaxed by standing on her head while the trapeze bar swung
in a 60 foot arch with no safety net.

Ms. Ardelty was a center ring performer
with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey for many years.