By Dominique Jando
Moscow Circus On Ice.
Mayya's act became quite successful in Russia, where she toured extensively, as well as in Europe and in Asia with various Russian circus shows. She came to the United States in 2005, where she eventually settled. Over the years, she has been featured with Cole Bros. Circus, Royal Hanneford Circus, and with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. She has also appeared at the Grand Country Music-Hall in Branson, Missouri, among many other venues, and on television on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Mayya is married to Andriy Bilobrov, a musician and arranger with whom she worked during her Russian tours. Andriy has become himself an animal trainer, and together, they have constantly renewed their cat acts and have also created a dog act with animals rescued from shelters.
- Video: Mayya Panfilova, house cats, at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (2013)