by Art Levy
Updated 10 months ago
“My parents came to America in the 1950s, one to headline and one to star in the Ringling circus. Father was a daredevil. I’d say he was the Russell Crowe of circus: A very tough guy. Mother was the ballerina, which is why I was in tights taking ballet lessons at 8. She taught me grace and finesse. Father was the one who said, ‘Get up there!’ But it was mother who said, ‘Point your toes while you’re up there because that’s what makes the difference.’ ” Circus perfomer Bello Nock talks about his upbringing and lessons learned during his daredevil days.
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