Alan Belanger began his career as a performer, at the age of 11, juggling, riding unicycles, sculpting balloon animals…. He has spent his entire life in the entertainment industry, as a performer, a circus skills instructor, an event manager and a student of the performing arts. He is an accomplished entertainer, who has performed at the White House, for three different presidents and has performed in festivals, cruise ships, theme parks, circuses, trade shows and other venues, nationally and internationally.
He has a good eye for entertainment and is well qualified to bring the best talent to your events. The magical moments shared will leave your audience with life-time-long impressions and memories where the grown ups discover the lost children in themselves, and the children love it. His philosophy: “Keep ‘em laughing!!”
Alan Belanger is a graduate of the renowned Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Clown College. He has studied mime with Marcel Marceau, at Harvard University’s Extension program, and has taken a number of mime and storytelling courses from Tony Montanaro, (one of the great mime artist of the 20th century) at the Celebration Barn Theatre, in Portland, Maine. He has received one-on-one instruction from Johann Ludwig Jacobs (World Famous clown, stage name Lou Jacobs, the first living person to have his portrait appear on an American postage stamp). Mr. Belanger has studied puppet movement at the Rafi Peer Puppet Theatre, in Karachi, Pakistan, where he also performed and taught circus arts. He also studied dance at the Boston Ballet School of Dance, in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Leon Collins School of Dance, in Brookline, Massachusetts. Additionally, Alan has attended numerous conventions and workshops throughout North America and abroad, on topics such as ventriloquism, juggling, unicycling, mime, movement, balloon sculpture, magic, dance….
In addition to being a performer and an event manager, Alan Belanger is widely respected as a teacher of performance skills. He has been called upon to work with Empire State College, in Saratoga, New York, to evaluate students, for upper and advanced level credit in the circus arts. He has judged the World Clown Association’s World Clown Competitions. He has developed classes and taught circus skills, at California State College, in Bakersfield California along with coordinated half-time entertainment for numerous sport events held at the college. He has taught clown performance skills at Rafi Peer Theatre Workshops, in Karachi, Pakistan; YMCA and numerous elementary schools, middle schools and high schools, along with youth programs too numerous to mention.