cosmo, circus clown

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Melissa Aston, as Cosmo, brings 20 years experience to the U.S. and Canadian stage, circus ring and hospitals. As the sole female clown in the historic Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, she toured the U.S. on a circus train. Melissa has wrestled sharks in a duck pond and set funny bones at BC Children's Hospital.  She has swallowed flaming marshmallows in Catholic school shows, and juggled deadly machetes for a famous contemporary Canadian photographer.

Melissa has an arsenal of antics in her clown trunk. Circus surprises abound with flying hats precipitous balancing acts and inspired confusion. What will pop up next? Prepare yourselves for a generous helping of danger, dorkyness, and delight as she attempts valiantly to share the joys of circus with the audience, while skirting disaster.

Whether roving through the crowds at a festival, or whooping it up in her stage show, Cosmo’s Pop-Up Circus brings a blend of foolishness, warmth, and levity to all her interactions.

“So awesome!... The audience’s faces were plastered with smiles.”
Plank Magazine

“the consumate professional, hysterical and enormously entertaining!”
Samantha Jo Simmonds, Public Dreams Society

"We were very impressed with her talent, energy, and ability to engage the audience."
Vancouver Host Lions Club

"You are amazing and we love having you"
Debbie Tobin - Executive Producer, Richmond Children's Festival 

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