The Circus Ring of Fame Inductees

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Richter/Casselly Families

The Richter/Casselly Families – Two of Europe’s premiere multi-generational circus families are best known for their elephant, horse, exotic animal, and human acrobatic productions. The

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Sylvia Zerbini

Sylvia Zerbini and her beautiful steeds star in a unique performance of equestrianism – a sight you won’t soon forget! Zerbini hails from a nine-generation

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Jean (Tarzan) Zerbini

Swinging into the ring, attired in a loincloth, he was “Tarzan Zerbini, Lord of the Jungle” in one of the most innovative and crowed-pleasing wild

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Jacqueline Zerbini

Trapeze artist extraordinaire, French-born Jacqueline is known for her spectacular heel catches and one toe hangs, all without safety devices. Her versatility extended to training

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George Carden

GEORGE CARDEN Revered and respected by peers and performers alike, known as one of the foremost circus producers ever, George Carden has been in the

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May Wirth

May Wirth (6 June 1894 – 18 October 1978) was an Australian circus and vaudeville performer[1] famous for her ability to do somersaults forwards and

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Tina (Galaxy Girl) Winn

In real life, Tina Winn is a wife and mother, with all the everyday concerns that go with those roles. But when she goes to

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Nik Wallenda

NIK WALLENDA’S STORY On June 23, 2013, Nik completed yet another life-long dream, this one 6 years in the making, becoming the first person to

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Hans Winn

For seven decades, he has performed in and produced some of the world’s most exciting thrill acts. While he is widely known for the motorcycle

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Dime Wilson Family

He clowned for a lifetime while helping raise a half-dozen future circus stars. Paired with his wife, Connie, who was one of the first performing

The highest of achievements in circus arts and culture is celebrated annually in Sarasota, Florida. The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation organizes and hosts the dignified ceremony on beautiful St. Armands Circle before thousands of admirers. The end result is part Academy Awards “Lifetime Achievement”mixed with a Hollywood Walk of Fame style plaque, representing permanent recognition for the artist. After the ceremony, the inductees remove elegant red velvet covers revealing large bronze wagon wheels and biographical plaques, providing a synopsis of their lifelong contribution to circus arts and culture.

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