Circus performer started as teen

Jamie Adkins's new show set for Nanaimo's Port Theatre Feb. 12

Jamie Adkins puts his extensive circus skills to the test with his latest show Circus Incognitus

Jamie Adkins puts his extensive circus skills to the test with his latest show Circus Incognitus

Jamie Adkins began his circus career at age 13 when he delighted passersby as a street performer in San Diego.

Later, in San Francisco, he joined the Pickle Family Circus. Then this eclectic clown, juggler, balancing artist and poet joined Montréal’s Cirque Éloize.

With his numerous talents and years of experience, this multidisciplinary acrobat was soon an integral member of the Cirque Éloize family of artists, making an invaluable contribution of the show Excentricus. In over 500 performances of this production, Adkins distinguished himself with his unique style that humorously conveyed the essence of the ordinary man.

Adkins again teamed up with Cirque Éloize to produce Typo, a show of his own creation, which toured the world giving more than 200 performances over two years.

Adkins is always seeking new ways to develop his artistry. His newest creation is Circus Incognitus, set for Feb. 12, 7 p.m., at the Port Theatre.

Tickets $36; $31/members; $15/students. Please call 250-754-8550 or visit www.porttheatre.com.