Hand Balancer, Contortionist
Elayne Kramer is a sixth-generation of an old Argentinean circus family; her father is the augusteIn a classic European clown team, the comic, red-nosed character, as opposed to the elegant, whiteface Clown. Coco Kramer. She started her circus training with her parents at age four, and made her debut in the ring at age seven as a contortionist. She has performed (and continued her training) ever since, becoming one of the top hand-balancers of her generation. Elayne has won several international circus awards, including a Bronze Clown at the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo in 2008. She has performed all over the United States and has been featured in the Big Apple Circus's 35th anniversary production, Legendarium in 2012-2013. She has also appeared on several television shows, notably the Ellen DeGeneres Show on NBC, and ABC News' Good Morning America. She and her family have settled in the United States, and live in Sarasota, Florida.
- Video: Elayne Kramer, hand balancing act, in the Big Apple Circus production of Legendarium (2012)