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Circus Ring of Fame Foundation Announces Nominees for Upcoming Class of 2021

Sarasota, Florida- August 17, 2020. The Circus Ring of Fame Foundation has announced the nominees for the Class of 2021. The foundation oversees the nominating, voting and induction process for those honored to receive recognition for the highest of achievement in circus arts and culture. Four final inductees will be announced in early October of 2020. CEO Bill Powell says, “We encourage everyone connected to the circus arts to cast their vote.”

Those nominated for the Class of 2021 are:

  • Nik Wallenda – King of the High Wire
  • Charlie Rivel – Famous European clown Artist whose iconic image was honored and adopted by the Monte Carlo Circus Festival
  • S.H. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco – Head of the Monte Carlo Circus Festival
  • Galaxy Girl Tina Winn– Aerial and thrill superstar
  • Kanat Riders – Equestrian artist troupe
  • Richter Family – Multiple generation European animal presenters and acrobats
  • Marco Canestrelli and family– Trampoline artists and Guinness World Record holder
  • Marco and Philip Peters – Skywheel and animal superstars
  • Willie Edelston– Trapeze artist and multiple decade educator/trainer for the Sailor Circus in Sarasota, Florida
  • Advance Professionals – Under the group category, an honor to all the behind-the- scenes creative marketing and tour planning professionals who conduct the business of the show
  • Bernard Paul– Co-creator and producer of famed Circus Roncalli in Germany
  • Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe– Under the group category, world-renowned acrobatic troupe from China with heritage dating back to the Han dynasty
  • Bouglione Family of France – Multi-generation European circus owners who manage the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, France
  • George Carden– Multiple decade American circus producer headquartered in Springfield, Missouri

“Voting for the Class of 2021 nominees will encompass previous honorees, or their authorized representatives, along with the global Circus Advisory Council,” said Bill Powell, Chair of the Foundation. “The Circus Advisory Council consists of knowledgeable professionals along with educational, trade and historical organizations dedicated to the circus arts.” Interested parties who wish to participate in the Circus Advisory Council must register their circus arts affiliation along with contact information to qualify and access the ballot. Voting will take place between August 17 and September 15, 2020. The online voting link is here.

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