Nik Wallenda is a 7th generation member of the legendary Wallenda family. Known world-wide for his incredible feats upon the high wire and beyond, Nik is the holder of 11 World Records, among these the highest 4-level 8-person pyramid on the wire, the highest and longest bicycle ride on a wire, hanging from a helicopter by his teeth, and the first tightrope crossing of an active volcano.
His career began at the age of 2, learning to walk the wire while holding his mother’s hand, and continuing with record breaking performances across the United States and around the world. In 2012, he fulfilled his life-long dream to become the only person to walk directly over the precipice of Niagara Falls live on ABC. In 2013, he became the first person to walk a wire across the Grand Canyon, an epic event aired live by Discovery Channel in 178 countries, breaking network ratings and social media records in the process. The following year, Discovery Channel covered Nik live breaking 2 more world records over the city of Chicago.
In 2019, Nik & his sister became the first to walk a tightrope directly over Time Square NY live on ABC; and in 2020, ABC aired yet another special live to the world, as Nik claimed another world record, becoming the first person to walk a tightrope over an active volcano. Nik is the author of 2 books, “Balance” and “Facing Fear”, and he carries his motto of “Never Give Up” in every walk with the purpose of “inspiring people around the world to follow their dreams.”
Erendira Vazquez Wallenda’s performing heritage is circus royalty. An 8th generation performer, her roots can be traced to one of the oldest circuses in all of Australia, the Ashton Family Circus. On her father's side, the Vazquez Family is world renowned as the first family to complete the quadruple somersault on the flying trapeze.
Performing since the age of 5 years old, Erendira has charmed audiences with her beauty and grace as a performer. Her unmatched aerial artisty allowed her to become the featured female performer on the 137th edition of Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth. In addition to her aerial cloudswing, lyra, and chiffon routines, she has thrilled audiences on the soaring 70’ high sway pole and the high wire, performing alongside her husband Nik Wallenda.
In 2017, she set a new world record performing an aerial lyra routine from beneath a helicopter over the raging waters of Niagara Falls, finishing by hanging by her toes and finaly, her teeth, nearly 300’ above the waters below. In 2020, she broke her own world record, again hanging by her teeth 1800’ above the active Masaya Volcano. In addition to her performance portfolio, Erendira is also a talented designer and choreographer, selecting the music and routines for the Wallenda acts, and developing new aerial acts, costumes, and co-producing entire theatrical shows.