hat manipulation,  clown

“””she has moves that will amaze you, amuse you, and totally seduce you” (avner the eccentric) “her trapeze act...is a highlight of the show” (spectacle magazine)“remarkable” (juggle magazine)

Amanda  Crockett

Hat Juggler, Trapeze Artist, Physical Comic

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Amanda Crockett is passionate about transforming movement into laughter. She started clowning alongside her father at age 9, and has since performed in over a dozen countries spanning 5 continents. She created and performed a principal character and hat juggling role for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas, is a NASM certified personal trainer and has over 25 years of experience onstage. Crockett has been hailed a “clown jewel” in Shanghai, “absolutely brilliant” in Seattle, “immensely gifted” in Chicago, a “virtuoso” by clown luminary Avner the Eccentric and won an Audience Choice award for her comedy trapeze act in Germany.

After training at the Celebration Barn Theater, Crockett graduated from the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater and went on to study circus in Australia, Chicago and San Francisco. She is most well-known for her uniquely skilled and hilarious fusions of comedy, trapeze, mime, and hat juggling that have made audiences around the world fall in love with her. Favorite performances include: Circus Flora, Cirque du Soleil, Anjos do Picadeiro in Rio de Janeiro, the Australian National Circus Festival, Midnight Circus, Krystallpalast Varieté in Germany, Scotland's Edinburgh festival, Carnivale in Venice, Italy, and Chicago's El Circo Cheapo Cabaret.  In addition to performing, Crockett has coached circus and physical theater in Chicago, New Mexico, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Miami, Brazil and Colombia for over 15 years and was Creative Consultant for Circus Flora’s 2015 season. After so many years running around the world, Crockett is excited to be home in Chicago and working with Aloft where she is the Program Director for the Full Time Training Program. She is available for coaching, personal training, directing and performing.