Los Aregos

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Chinese Pole

Roberto Rodriguez, Daniel Pupo, and Pupo's wife, Linnet Arego, were born in Cuba, where they held professorships at the Cuban National Gymnastics Academy. All three also competed nationally and internationally in gymnastics and artistic roller-skating.

They came together in 1994 to form their acrobatic trio, which they name after Linnet, Los Aregos. The trio developed a Chinese Pole act, which they performed in Havanan nightclubs before embarking on a European tour with an official company of the Cuban State Circus. While abroad, they defected and eventually immigrated to the United States.

Los Aregos have performed extensively throughout North America, most notably with Circo Atayde in Mexico and with the Royal Hanneford Circus and the Big Apple Circus in the United States. In 2001, they won a bronze medal at the World Circus Festival in Brazil.

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