Dextre began his career as an entertainer when he was
just 8 years old, but performing magic shows in his
garage for an audience of neighbors wasn't enough for
him. By the age of 10, an enterprising Dextre
began staging his own haunted houses followed by
juggling shows performed at church picnics and school
assemblies. Then he swiftly moved on to more
advanced circus skills, some of which he is known for
today. Dextre has even been known to perform
unicycling for tourists - on the rim of the Grand
first incarnation of the rope walking and balancing show
happened at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival when
Dextre was 16. This is where he had the chance to
develop his unique brand of audience interaction.
His experience with Renaissance festivals led him on a
performing adventure that took him through Colorado,
California, Maine, Tennessee, Florida, and everywhere in
between. Dextre crossed the United States and
Canada doing shows not only at festivals but for
parties, business meetings, corporate events, etc.
result of this nationwide exposure, Dextre took
advantage of a number of exciting performance
opportunities. He provided entertainment for Pepsi
at their corporate meeting, and IBM at their
headquarters in Minnesota. Dextre also performed
at numerous grand openings across Minnesota for the
Target Corporation. In 1997 he toured with
the L.A. Circus, which took him as far away as Japan.
He was honored to be a part of a Disney Channel special
with this circus group in 1998. In 2001, Dextre
was chosen by MTV to perform for the Music Video Awards
at Radio City Music Hall.
of this success was wonderful, but Dextre was not the
type to sit back and relax. Instead, he focused on
constantly improving and adding to his performance.
Soon, Dextre created a new show featuring a precarious
walk up an inclined tight rope, 20 feet in the air.
He still performs this captivating stunt, but before he
begins his ascent, Dextre lights the rope on fire!
addition to ropewalking and balancing, Dextre began to
juggle a chainsaw (yes, a chainsaw)! You don't
want to miss that. Dextre's most recent addition
is another brand new show featuring 400 water balloons,
a roll of duct tape, and EXPLOSIVES! You never
know what will happen when Dextre gets creative.
it's time for Dextre to move forward once again.
Although he has a vast array of performance experience,
there is still one venue he has yet to fully explore,
and that is the world of indoor theater. Dextre's
current objective is to move his show and his artistic
talents to theaters across the country. If you are
interested in bringing the Dextre Tripp Thrill Show to
your hometown, please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and enhance your theatrical
the lookout for Dextre Tripp, coming soon to a theater