Wallenda Enterprises is the child of The Great Wallendas. My grandparents called their highwire act, The Great Wallendas, from 1929 until 1978. At that time I assumed leadership of the company, with my grandmother’s enthusiastic blessing.
My sister, Rietta, and I toured as The Great Wallendas until she married. I also
married, and my wife Debbie and I continued as The Great Wallendas. We performed our daredevil highwire troupe, and a new duo act featuring Debbie as the first and only woman in history to perform an incredible jump from my shoulders to the wire. That record still holds. No other woman has attempted that trick. Debbie and I continued with the duo, and the troupe, but added The Great Wallendas Circus thrills. The circus consumed time, and minimized highwire practice. On some occasions The Great Wallendas highwire act remained in the truck sometimes replaced by other Wallenda highwire acts. The main focus of The Great Wallendas Inc became show productions, and eventually attracted the mighty Medinah Shrine Temple as our opening engagement in Chicago for a seventeen day appearance 1995-97.
During this time I turned my attention to concept shows. As a response to spectators requesting something historical, we fashioned Zirkus Wallenda in the mid 80's. Zirkus is a turn of the century show with a story line, and a real snake-oil salesman, Dr. Sauce, selling Wallendas Wonder Tonic. The show successfully toured for several years, and remains on our menu of offerings.
After the 1998 season I entered Eckerd College, graduating in just three years with a 3.95 GPA, and a B.A. in Creative Writing, and followed that with two years at Vermont College, earning the MFA in Writing.
I now combine my literary degrees with my performing experience, creating and
performing concept shows, thrills, and exceeding the limits of tradition. Wallenda
Enterprises offers more room for creativity, and expansion into other areas of
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