Charly Castor was born in the sawdust of a circus ring in the heart of Paris, following the path of 5 generations in show business. Continuously traveling all his life, he feels at home in just about every country. With his brothers Toly and Eddy, Charly formed the acrobatic trio, Les Castors and they have performed in all of the greatest places in the world (the Lido of Paris, Monte Carlo, The Ed Sullivan show, Hong Kong, Australia and many more). They have been a part of Teatro ZinZanni since its inception performing both in Seattle and in San Francisco. Charly made huge contributions to the renaissance of vaudeville in Europe where he adds comedy, humor and charm to his character. He is dedicated to transfer his knowledge to future generations of performers. Charly his 100% performer but also the guarantor of the circus tradition.
Ukrainian musician and juggler Sergiy Krutikov, is one of Teatro ZinZanni’s founding artists. His infectious and dynamic personality, legendary balance, and remarkable juggling skills are a testament to the rigorous training he received as a young performer with the Moscow Circus and to his fine performance instincts. Krutikov will dazzle one and all with his circus feats, charm everyone with his infectious smile, and (if you are lucky) serenade you with his playful accordion.
Nathanael has performed his astounding illusions in China, Ukraine, Hungary as well as for many corporate audiences, including Microsoft, IKEA, Weyerhaeuser, University of Washington here in the U.S. You may have also seen him on America’s Got Talent in 2011. Today, Nathanael Jester is Seattle’s premier magician and is performing his magic professionally, on a daily basis. When Nathanael is not bewildering audiences with his illusions, he enjoys fishing, camping, boating and crabbing.
Gregory studied circus at the Annie Fratellini circus school in Paris, France where he is from. He studied acrobatics under master teacher Davis Bogino in the pure Italian tradition and he formed the acrobatic trio Les Petits Frères with Mickael Bajazet and Domitil Aillot. With this act he has traveled around the world and met a lot of incredible performers, amongst them, Chinese, Russian, and Moroccan acrobats with whom he learned specific moves and techniques tied to their traditions. Gregory is fascinated with the human body’s ability to defy gravity. He also strongly believes that anybody can learn anything.
Dreya ran the recreational flying trapeze program at the International Gymnastic Training Center in Stroudsburg, PA for 9 years. She coached the girls gymnastic team at the Calhoun School in NYC for 7 years, culminating in 2 undefeated seasons. Dreya has directed and taught workshops around the country in aerial acrobatic performance. She is known throughout the world for her aerial choreography for acts like Pink, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. Dreya has appeared in several shows at Teatro ZinZanni in both Seattle and San Francisco.