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Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, poses for a picture in front of her family-owned main circus tent at the New York State Fair. Crystal’s grandfather, Charles Coronas, was in the family business of wire walking and he later started Circus Hollywood in the Czech Republic over 70 years ago.
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In a small trailer, Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, and her boyfriend, Johnny Welde, begin the morning with costume and make-up preparation for a circus performance at the New York State Fair.
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Crystal Coronas (right), a fifth generation circus performer, speaks to Cristhian Videla, ‘Rulito’ the circus clown, while her niece, Karina, stands beside her backstage in the main circus tent at the New York State Fair.
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A team of circus performers and animal trainers, with Circus Hollywood, open up a showing with song and dance in the main circus tent at the New York State Fair.
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Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, attaches her purple mohawk wig in her trailer before a circus performance at the New York State Fair.
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During a circus performance, Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, hula hoops while bent backwards in front of an audience at the New York State Fair.
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Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, pencils on lip liner in her trailer before a circus performance at the New York State Fair.
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During a circus performance, Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, twirls several hula hoops in front of an audience at the New York State Fair.
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Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, poses for the audience as a final goodbye after a circus performance at the New York State Fair.
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During a circus performance, Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, prepares to spin several hula hoops around her body in front of an audience at the New York State Fair.
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During a circus performance, Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, rests in a lawn chair backstage in the main circus tent at the New York State Fair.
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Crystal Coronas, a fifth generation circus performer, enters her trailer that she shares with her boyfriend, Johnny Welde, after a full day of circus performances at the New York State Fair.

The Dying Art of the Circus

With the heritage of circus performing diminishing, Crystal still loves her family business

The Coronas are the 5th generation of circus performers working in Europe until bringing their show to America in 1952. Going strong after 60 years and still innovating and bringing the highest quality shows to the American Public.

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