Loved by audiences around the world, Templeton Variety creates and produces circus, theater, and live entertainment for private clients and corporate events; their work is custom tailored to each event. Known for making whimsy and delight in the most unusual of places, we create events that raise public visibility of companies, through interactive entertainment that makes audiences feel the heart of humanity beating within their being. Our approach is to engage audiences directly, to mingle among your guests as well as wow them with our performances, to enrich the environment for your event.
Monica is an interdisciplinary performer who integrates modern dance with circus arts. A graduate of Main Dance performance program following completion of her degree from UBC. Feeling stature challenged and desiring to nurture some pyromanic tendencies, Monica began as a stiltwalker and fire spinner in 1996. Her body of work includes dance choreography on stilts and the combination of modern and contact dance with fire spinning technique. More recently, her search for the ultimate high has lead to explorations in aerial dance, with a focus on aerial tissue.
Monica worked regularly with Mortal Coil Performance Society, Firebelly Performance Society, Public Dreams Society, Cirque Phoenix and The Cabiri before relocating to San Francisco. She has dazzled corporate events,provided special talent for film and television, and has toured festivals in Canada and the western U.S.A. During the 2004 Summer Olympics, Monica performed in a featured fire show in Athens, Greece and was a cross country skiing stiltwalker for the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino and again at LiveSites for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, BC.
Mike turned his hyperactivity as a kid into a mindless hobby that has blossomed into a career spanning nearly two centuries, leading to amusement parks in Japan, rock concerts across Italy, Kings vs. Lakers championship halftime shows, an aerial act for the 2009 NFL ProBowl, stiltwalking for the 2010 Winter Olympics, and countless private, civic, and corporate events in between.
Spectacular street performances honed his character by engaging an international audience in SF, but the culture clash of an American character immersed in another culture developed the humor that has touched so many street audiences the world around.