World Acrobatics Society Inducts Espana Family into Class of 2023 Hall of Fame
Las Vegas, NV (9/9/2023) – – The World Acrobatics Society (WAS) celebrated its 27th anniversary (1996-2023) at its annual “Hall of Fame” banquet on September 9, 2023, at the Tuscany Casino & Suites in Las Vegas. The world-famous Flying Espana’s were among the inductees.
The Espana were family previously inducted into the Circus Ring of Fame in 2018. “This is another great achievement for the multi-talented Espana family further cementing their legacy in the performing arts and athletics industries” said Bill Powell, Chair and CEO of the Circus Ring of Fame Foundation.
The Espana’s were one of 12 honorees in 2023. Previously, the WAS Hall of Fame has inducted 328 individuals from around the world. The Espana family was among the outstanding athlete artists that have been selected for their excellence in their specific disciplines, with many continuing to stay involved in a professional and exemplary manner. In addition, they have contributed to society and the growth of acrobatics on a national and worldwide basis.
Espana family induction information:
· PROFESSIONAL ACROBATICS – The Flying Españas – The Españas family has one of the most influential aerial acrobatics and action sports legacies in the circus world. Since their debut in 1973, 14 members of the extended Españas family have performed professionally in myriad circuses, festivals, theme parks, theatre, television, and film including: the world-famous Sydney Opera House, The Greatest Show on Earth, Le Grand Cirque, Circus Festival Madrid, Six Flags Over America, Disneyland’s Circus Fantasy, Fox-TV’s KISS Concert, NBC’s Death-Defying Thrills, and were featured in the Lear Levin/Walt Disney Pictures documentary “Circus.”
Throughout the family’s many generations, they have demonstrated a wide range of expertise in performing trampoline, tumbling, hand-balancing, web, and trapeze acrobatics, and received many prestigious circus honors and awards.
Today, sixth-generation Españas are continuing their family’s acrobatic tradition. Cousins Elan, Noemi, Zore and Sian España are all actively performing in a variety of professional circuses and acrobatic productions, including with the famed Cirque d/Hiver in Paris, France and Roncalli’s Apollo Varieté in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Españas family has one of the most influential aerial acrobatics and action sports legacies in the circus world. Throughout the family’s many generations, they have demonstrated a wide range of expertise in performing trampoline, tumbling, hand-balancing, web, and trapeze acrobatics, and received many prestigious circus honors and awards.