Welcome to Wallenda Enterprises; official home of The World Famous Wallenda
Troupe. We offer thrills, stunts and highwire entertainment. From daredevil acts to
theatrical entertainment, The World Famous Wallenda's provide top-notch, quality
entertainment. As a Guinness book of World Record holder, Rick Wallenda endeavours
to bring more record breaking events to the books with the troupe. Their entertainment
goes beyond the traditional limitations of the past, but honors those who built the
traditions that made the Wallenda name what it is today. More than 200 years of
entertainment experience is now combined with professional writers and artists as the
21st century opens new pathways.
|The Wallenda Family
On these pages the Wallenda family presents many aspects of circus history, professional high
wire thrills, skywalks, entertainment and the individuals involved who built these traditions. You
will meet all the members of The World Famous Wallenda Troupe performing against the
backdrop of these traditions.
The patriarch, Karl Wallenda, and his wife of more than forty years, Helen Wallenda, brought
the original troupe to the Ringling Brothers Circus. Older brother Herman Wallenda, and family
friend Joe Geiger, toured with the act for many years. The foursome increased in size eventually
creating the famed seven, and once an eight-person pyramid.
Karl established the Wallenda dynasty with his two daughters, Jenny Wallenda, and Carla
Wallenda. Each generation added to the traditions. Karl’s grand-children from his first wife,
Martha Henderson, Tino Wallenda-Zoppe, Delilah Wallenda Troffer, and Tammy Wallenda,
children of Jenny, formed their own troupes. Carla, Helen’s daughter, helped train her children
Rick Wallenda, Rietta Wallenda, Mario Wallenda, and Valerie Wallenda. They remained with
the original troupe, The Great Wallendas, and continued after the death of their grandfather.
Now another generation follows these same traditions, Nicholas Troffer dba Nik Wallenda,
recently walking over Niagara, and soon The Grand Canyon, his sister Lijana, and cousins, Alex
Wallenda, sisters Aurelia, Alida, and Andrea, still tour under their respective names, the Flying
Wallendas, the Fabulous Wallendas, or use of many other substitute adjectives. Rick Wallenda
still heads the families’ original enterprise—Wallenda Enterprises—exceeding the limits of
tradition as The World Famous Wallendas.
Karl learned highwire on a steel cable, rather than the older tightrope. All Wallenda troupes
continue to look to new technology making highwire safer, better, and more thrilling. Even the
ropes are now made of synthetic materials, lasting longer, and providing greater stability.
If you are a first time visitor, a fan, a potential client, or just curious; read these pages, check the
archives for historical information, shop our store, look for entertainment, thrills, stunts, or
theatrical productions. If something does not appear, we probably just omitted it from this page.
Please ask. We are here because of you.
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