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 in Maine at age 9, and has since performed in over a dozen countries spanning 5 continents. She’s a NASM certified personal trainer, has over 25 years of experience onstage, and created and performed a principal character and hat juggling role for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas. 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, 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.  Crockett has been hailed a “clown jewel” in Shanghai, “absolutely brilliant” in Seattle, “immensely gifted” in Chicago, won an Audience Choice award for her comedy trapeze act in Germany, and has been called a “virtuoso” by clown luminary Avner the Eccentric. In addition to performing, she has coached circus and physical theater in Chicago, New Mexico, Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, Miami, Brazil and Colombia for over 15 years. After so many years running around the world, Crockett is excited to be home in Chicago and working with Aloft! She is available for teaching and performing.