Category - Circus Artistes

Meet the artistes – Jonny & Manuel

Jonny Grundy and Manuel Artino are aerial artists from Bradford, England and Sicily, Italy. Together they perform aerial hoop, flying pole and aerial straps. Prior to working in circus they enjoyed varied careers as professional dancers and enjoy bringing this wealth of performance experience into their aerial routines.

“We normally work on aerial straps, so the aerial hoop duo is a new number for Giffords Circus.” Jonny Grundy

Jonny studied at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (BA Hons) and Manuel with Les Ballets Company and Gravity Circus. Previous career highlights from the two include International Circus China, Ohlala with Schuhbeck’s Teatro, Rome Opera Theatre, Pop Artists LMFAO and Kelis, Le Haggis Spiegeltent cabaret, Cruise Liners and Italian television (Tu Si Que Vales and Amici TV).

Photograph by Dee Miller