Entertainer, comedic artist, actor, producer, writer, musician, master of duct tape…and the Logger of course! Rusty does it all and keeps his fans and audiences laughing, as he puts it, “till their backs get better.” Rusty grew up in Stowe, Vermont where he was actively involved in theatre throughout high school and college. As a young adult, he performed with the award winning Vermont Repertory Theatre, before moving to New York City where he trained at the George Loris Actors Theatre School and the Lee Strasberg Institute. This professional training was followed by scores of notable roles off-Broadway, and in television, film, and national commercials. Missing his home state, Rusty moved back to Vermont where he continued his acting career and developed the Logger character. An eclectic and innovative act, THE LOGGER one-man comedy show is best described as “Blue Collar Comedy” meets “Prairie Home Companion”, and has been steadily selling out theatres, large and small, throughout New England ever since it hit the stage in 1998. Rusty also writes, voices, directs, and produces radio and television spots for various companies throughout New England, and has always, throughout his career, donated his time to promote positive lifestyle choices among high school age kids. thelogger.com
Chloe can be described most appropriately as, “effervescent.” What she brings to the stage bubbles and pops, forcing you to smile with her. Chloe is a graduate of the New England Center for Circus Art’s Professional Development Program- where she focused on fixe trapeze, handstand, and clown. She has performed at the Periplo International Circus Festival, as well as the Zelta Karlis Festival, where she won the Circus Artist Association Special Prize Award. Chloe regularly performs with Nimble Arts, Boston Circus Guild, Circus Conservatory of America, Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures, The Lodostov Family Circus and more.
Since 1981 David Aiken has performed as ‘The Checkerboard Guy,’ a Comic Daredevil who’s manic energy, zany sense of humour and robust skill set have been his passport to the globe! His award-winning comedic variety show has been compared to Steve Martin, Pee Wee Herman and even a live action version of The Simpsons. Bottom line–his infectious energy and crazy stunts will leave you rolling in the aisles! http://thecheckerboardguy.com
Ballet Wolcott began in the fall of 2007 as a collaboration between Helene Nilsen, Brandy Ofciarcik-Perez, and Avi Waring. All three wanted to offer affordable, high quality dance education in the rural setting of Wolcott. The primary aim of Ballet Wolcott is to foster healthy development and creativity in our students by providing them with quality dance education and the opportunity to become involved in the creative process in a nurturing environment. Through the Youth Company, Ballet Wolcott continues to offer creativity and community through dance. This year, Ballet Wolcott has become a non-profit organization, making it possible for us to offer more to our communities. www.balletwolcott.com
Combining acrobatics, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The three performers create a sensory feast of images consistently bringing audiences to their feet. Galumpha is a triumphant mix of art and entertainment, offering award-winning choreography (Edinburgh Festival Critics’ Choice Award, Moers International Comedy Arts Prize) that is equally at home on the concert stage, at a comedy club or at an outdoor festival. Distinctive for ingenuity, highlights include “Velcro” as seen on The Late Show with David Letterman, and “Clackers,” seen on MTV, Showtime, A & E, Just for Laughs in Montreal, and by over one billion television viewers around the globe, and pieces featuring experiments in human architecture set to music by Rachmaninov, Ayurveda and the virtuoso Czech band Jablkon. http://galumpha.com/
Derek McAlister is an acrobat clown from Denver, Colorado. He has performed for the past 15 years all over Europe, Thailand, Australia and the US. He studied with clown masters: Giovanni Fusetti, Aitor Basauri, Fraser Hooper, Barnaby King, Leeroy Hart, and The Red Bastard. http://derekderek.com/
Cjaiilon Andrade, a native of Boston, Massachusetts has been described as a “BEAST” on the dance floor, with a career that started by performing in the streets to his impressive national debut in the summer of 2011 on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Season 6 where he blew the minds of the audience and judges with his incredible high energy take no prisoners style.
The name “Snap Boogie” was given to him by his late uncle–a former break dancer who passed the torch to his talented nephew. Now Snap Boogie plans to continue building a legacy of entertaining people with his break dancing and irresistible charisma!!
Heartbeet Lifesharing is a Camphill Community in Hardwick, VT. Heartbeet is an intentional community where adults with different levels of abilities live and work together.
The Heartbeet Chime Choir was formed in December 2013. With 8-10 members, they have performed for different audiences like the Craftsbury Academy, Craftsbury Community Care Center, Greensboro United Church, Camphill Triform in upstate NY, and most recently, at the St. George Ballroom, NYC.
Members are: Ann Blanchard, Annie Jackson, April Bond, Brittany Garafola, Connor Henesy, Eva Griffin, Jared Shaffer, Jeniah Johnson, Lelia Volmer, Sequoya Cheyenne, Suzannah Dickinson. Onat Sanchez directs.
Michael Hilbig, aka, Hilby the Skinny German Juggle boy is a comedic circus stunt performer from Ithaca, NY. Hilby is originally from Germany but has spent almost as much time in the US.
The New York Times calls Hilby, “rivetingly absurd.” Operating on the fair circuit, theaters, festivals, colleges, conventions, and cruise ships all around the world Hilby performs his highly professional and excruciatingly funny acts for young and old alike. www.hilby.net
Vaudeville sensation, Thom Wall, is an award-winning juggler and performer based in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has toured the world with his performances and has shared the stage with the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall, emceed at Lincoln Center, and juggled for thousands in Cirque du Soleil’s blue and gold circus tent. http://thomwall.com/