The Marinoffs are an old Rumanian circus family, famous mostly for their remarkable teeterboardA seesaw made of wood, or fiberglass poles tied together, which is used to propel acrobats in the air. acts. Over the years, they have gathered an impressive collection of circus awards, including three medals at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris (a Silver Medal in 1984 for their Russian Barre act; a Gold Medal in 1986 for the Duo Marinoff on the aerial cradlePiece of apparatus (generally aerial) composed of two horizontal parallel bars in which a catcher locks his legs to be in position of catching a flyer. (Variant: Korean Cradle.); a Gold Medal in 1991 for their teeterboaed act), and a Gold Clown at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in 1996 and a Gold Medal at the International Circus festival of Budapest in 1997 for the Evelyn Marinoff Troupe (teeterboardA seesaw made of wood, or fiberglass poles tied together, which is used to propel acrobats in the air.).