Signora Bella, the Great Italian Equilibrist, has entertained audiences of all ages since her arrival on the eastern seaboard ten years ago. She has performed on the streets of Williamsburg, Mount Vernon (home of the first President of the United States) and at Poplar Forest, retreat home of our third President Thomas Jefferson. With great zest Signora Bella brings to life the tradition of the traveling performers of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. His excellency, George Washington, who enjoyed theatrical diversions, once wrote of seeing a slackrope walker in Philadelphia at Rickett's Circus.
Tracing her roots to the Italian theatrical style of Commedia Dell'Arte, Signora Bella has stunned the masses with her feats of balance and amazed audiences with her juggling of sharp Turkish swords and flaming torches. Her high energy performances encourage audience participation creating a unique performance every time –
Any event would be incomplete without the celebrated Signora Bella, "the Jewel of the Italian Theatre". George Washington may have missed her but you don't have to!