Olive & Dingo are cheery, cartoony characters who perform family friendly shows with clowny antics. Entertainment includes: live tunes, stories, comedy, bike rides, face painting & balloon twisting! Been doing public story time since 2011.
Dingo has a huge heart for his PDX community and a big appetite for high energy performance. A Clown for 22+ years, he joined the circus as a roustabout at 17 years old and has worked his way around the USA honing his entertainment craft in many mediums. He is a rockstar, a dad, a carnie, an activist, community clown reporter, a small business advocate and a staple Portland personality. With his love & influence of rock and roll, classical music and circus sideshow, Dingo writes shows that leave folks coming back for more.
He’s our Marketing Expert, Iconic Tall Bike Cyclist, Minstrel, lead guitarist and of everything, comedy wonk, Top-Hat-Wearer, Safety Officer, Heavy-Stuff-Carrier and Olive’s BFF.
Dingo is quick on his feet and a hilarious Balloon Twisting Professional. :o)
Olive, with her bright smile, smart style and her down to earth positive enthusiasm; she enthralls her Portland friends & fans. And as a, “I Heart Oregon” kid she is determined to make her world a better place to be- starting in her own neighborhood. Olive has been a visual artist and local performer since her days as a 3-year old ballerina. Graduating HS with a hunger for theater arts & music she combined her interests when she met Dingo who helped her develop her comedy and Clownery. She has a wide range of vocal ability and ingenuity, bringing balloon twisting to the table in 2010. Some of Olive’s favorite things are tea, cycling, singing, movies, reading/playing with kids, meeting extraordinary people, loving her family & community activism.
Olive is our tall bike cutie, Head chef. versatile vocalist, character actor, costumer, seamstress, flyer maker/designer, visual arts engineer, and Dingo’s BFF.
Olive is our Expert Balloon Twister and Face Painter. :o)