Ballyhoo Vol. II, No. 5


Elliana Grace, Ringling’s Human Cannonball, photo by Richard Czina.

Editor’s Fanfare:

Certain elements of the contemporary circus have brought punk culture to the circus in the desire to give it greater relevance.  Is this the way to go?


Young companies continue to expand their programs and enjoy new successes



Elliana Grace (nee Hentoff-Killian) is the youngest female human cannonball in the world.  She is made her professional debut with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.  She shares the  excitement and joy she feels to find herself in such a position so early in her career.








Passing Spectacle:


Ringling’s Gold Unit, Fully Charged











     7 Finger’s Psy


     Hanneford’s  Salaam Shrine  Circus


     Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars


 Maike Schulz photo gallery from Fully Charged