Urias Globe of Death

Olga Surnina

Accomplished Gymnast

Olga has a background in Sport Gymnastics. She began her training at the age of 5 at a sport school in Kazakhstan. Her talent was quickly recognized by her trainers to be unique. She was chosen to progress her skills for gymnastic competitions. She competed as a solo gymnast and in a group; where she met and trained with 5 other girls for the next 12 years.

The girls from her gymnastic troupe formed a circus act together and toured on some of Europe’s finest circuses before coming to the United States for the first time in 2003 where she was performing at the George Carden Circus in an aerial act called the Lira and a jump rope gymnastic act with the same girls she trained with in sport school. This is when she met the Urias family for the first time.

Female Globe of Death Performer

Olga began practicing with the Urias family in the Globe in 2005. She trained for 2 years before performing with the Urias troupe. She is one of the few female globe riders in the world and has become and accomplished motorcyclist.

Olga also performs her own unique hand balancing act as a solo artist. She also performs on the aerial chiffons and the lira as a solo act or in a combined display with Jodie Urias.

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