Born in and raised in the South Bronx, New York, Carlos Guity started tumbling in the streets of the Bronx when he was seven years old. In 1979, he was accepted into the New York School for Circus Arts, which was run by the Big Apple Circus. For over ten years he trained there in a variety of circus disciplines, including tumbling, foot juggling and risley, partnered acrobatics, juggling, and teeterboardA seesaw made of wood, or fiberglass poles tied together, which is used to propel acrobats in the air..
His main coach over these years was Phil Beder. At a time or another, he had also the good fortune of training alongside some exceptional circus artists who were working with the Big Apple Circus: Francis Brunn, Lottie Brunn, Marie Pierre Benac, David Dimitri, Sacha Pavlata, Nathalie Enterline, among others.
In 1990, while he was studying accounting at Lehman College in New York, he was offered and opportunity to perform as an acrobat in the Big Apple Circus production of Ballerina, Horses and Clowns, The Golden Age. Then, over a period of eight years, Carlos performed as a member of the Big Apple Circus's resident company in a vast variety of acts, including teeterboardA seesaw made of wood, or fiberglass poles tied together, which is used to propel acrobats in the air., juggling, hand balancing, comedy tumbling, acrobatic dance, and group acrobatics.
Carlos left the Big Apple Circus in 1998, and since 1999, he has been performing in The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida. There he also learned stage combat, high falls and stunts, which he now teaches to new performers in the show. His film and TV stunt credits include Sheena (15 episodes, 2000-2002), Bad Boys II (2002), Stomp the Yard (2005), Burn Notice (2008-2009), Jonah Hex (2009), and The Expendables (2010). He currently resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Melinda Merlier and their son, Noah Guity.
- Video: Carlos Guity, Julian Stachowski,James Clowney (with Barry Lubin), Double-Bar acrobatics, in the Big Apple Circus production of The Medicine Show (1996)
- Video: Carlos Guity, Melinda Merlier, James Clowney, and Julian Stachowsk with Bill Woodcock's Elephants, Elephants and Acrobts, in the Big Apple Circus production of The Medicine Show (1996)
- Video: Carlos Guity, Regina Dobrovitskaya, Melinda Merlier, and Julian Stachowski, Living Statue Act, in the Big Apple Circus production of Twenty Years! (1997)