30 Crazy Awesome Photos from Circus Flora

Circus Flora has been wowing St. Louis audiences for 30 years -- and the show only gets better with age. This year's big top production, Pastime, celebrates the birthday of this local circus as well as one of St. Louis' all-time favorite sports -- baseball. The show definitely does not disappoint. Click through to see the death-defying, jaw-dropping and laugh-worthy moments at this summer's Circus Flora production. For more info and tickets, visit circusflora.org.

Circus Flora has been wowing St. Louis audiences for 30 years -- and the show only gets better with age. This year's big top production, Pastime, celebrates the birthday of this local circus as well as one of St. Louis' all-time favorite sports -- baseball. The show definitely does not disappoint. Click through to see the death-defying, jaw-dropping and laugh-worthy moments at this summer's Circus Flora production. For more info and tickets, visit circusflora.org.

06/13/2016
Photos by Steve Truesdell http://stevetruesdellphotography.com/
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A member of La Tarumba leaps through a ring of fire. The Peruvian troupe fuses circus with theater, music and equestrian arts.
A member of La Tarumba leaps through a ring of fire. The Peruvian troupe fuses circus with theater, music and equestrian arts.
The Flying Cortes perform on the trapeze.
The Flying Cortes perform on the trapeze.
The Flying Cortes seem to defy gravity.
The Flying Cortes seem to defy gravity.
Cecil MacKinnon performs as Yo-Yo the Narrator, Circus Flora's ringmaster.
Cecil MacKinnon performs as Yo-Yo the Narrator, Circus Flora's ringmaster.
Amanda Crockett, a featured performer this year, displays her skill with juggling hats.
Amanda Crockett, a featured performer this year, displays her skill with juggling hats.
Sidney "Iking" Bateman and Melvin Diggs jump through hoops -- literally -- to impress the audience.
Sidney "Iking" Bateman and Melvin Diggs jump through hoops -- literally -- to impress the audience.
A member of the St. Louis Arches, a local youth circus troupe, shows off his juggling skills.
A member of the St. Louis Arches, a local youth circus troupe, shows off his juggling skills.
The fun continues outside the tent, where kids watch rope tricks in awe.
The fun continues outside the tent, where kids watch rope tricks in awe.
Yo-Yo the Narrator introduces another act.
Yo-Yo the Narrator introduces another act.
Growing up as a Flying Wallenda means performing with Grandpa early on. The Flying Wallendas are a branch of a circus family whose legacy reaches back as far 1780. Read more about them  here.
Growing up as a Flying Wallenda means performing with Grandpa early on. The Flying Wallendas are a branch of a circus family whose legacy reaches back as far 1780. Read more about them here.