Giordana Humphries of Bella Magic jokes that she found her calling as a juggler because she failed to become a ballerina. Professional pointe shoes may not have been in her future, but the creative artist has many smooth moves when it comes to being a multi-faceted performer. Magic and circus arts are her calling card, donning spectacular costumes, makeup, and characters, as she contact juggles, stages illusions and sleight-of-hand tricks, fire dances and hula hoops. Performances over one recent weekend saw her morph from a black-light caterpillar in a fantastical Alice In Wonderland vignette to a creepy clown for a Halloween affair to a magic pumpkin princess for a kids event.
A talented singer-songwriter musician as well, Humphries has been honing her circus craft for six years at festivals, corporate and private events across the province. Mentors include Fire Guy Brant Matthews, and magician Chris Westfall, plus she has a roster of other artistic pals like Hoop You to call on for multi-performer requirements. Bella Gaia, a fairytale-like animated beauty with butterfly lashes, is one of Humphries favourite interactive characters for roaming a room, contact juggling and live statue performances. Customization is key, as she works with each event to discover how to leverage a theme through immersive entertainment, creating atmosphere and costuming.