Sergey and Balto


Cirque du Soleil’s ‘La Nouba’ Set to Celebrate 15th Anniversary this Month

After 15 years, Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba is still going strong.

This show celebrates its anniversary later this month, and the it still includes about 10 performers from its opening, original cast. Two of those performers are Sergey and Balto, the clowns who open the show.

The duo was paired by Gilles Ste-Croix, the co-creator of Cirque du Soleil. Balto is French-Canadian, and Sergey is deaf but they haven't let any communication barriers get in the way. They have been entertaining the crowds with their acts since the show's beginning.