All-Star Circus returns to Orleans County

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 18 January 2017 at 10:58 pm


Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus returned to Albion this evening and its cast performed many daring feats inside the high school gym. This photo shows Jingxia Xue with a glass balancing routine that awed the crowd.

The circus was in Holley on Tuesday and has two shows (5 and 7:15 p.m.) in Medina on Friday at the middle school, and will be at Kendall 7 p.m. on Jan. 27. Click here to see the full schedule.


This dog is dressed as Elsa from Frozen while the song, “Let It Go,” was played during the circus. Joanne Wilson & Her Little Stars featured several dogs in costume. Wilson trains dogs that are all rescues. She also makes the costumes.


Wilson and one of her dogs enjoy the applause from the crowd.


Roger Vaila is a long-time performer for Cole All-Star Circus. His comedic act this year includes a game of musical chairs with some audience participation. Alana Irvine, left, of Albion won the game.


Chinese contortionist Ting Li performs an impressive feat by balancing five candelabras.


At intermission, people could hold this large python. This group, from left, includes: Zoey Lathrop, Aleaah Vallejo, Gavin Smith, Aydin Vallejo and Lluliana Lopez, all of Albion.


Gina Sidari of Albion isn’t afraid of the snake.


Jingxia Xue Chinese did a foot juggling routine and balanced a table on one foot.


Roger Vaila rides a unicycle while his daughter Violet stands on his shoulders.

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