Actor is professionally trained stunt performer. Actor and assistant are fully insured.
Unique Stilt walking characters add a splash to any event. Meet the ultimate in roving crowd entertainment; Gertrude the Giant Gentle Ostrich. She is a one of a kind animatronic crowd pleaser, designed to create a sense of wonder for kids of all ages as well as boost social media attention.
Strolling in at over 9 feet tall, Gertrude the Great and her trainer Drew Ripley will delight audiences young and old. Gracefully striding, guests will be astonished to meet a giant balloon puppet. Animated to be slightly mischievous, yet always gentle with guests, watch Gertrude as she plays with a crowd.
Show stopping, eye popping, and jaw dropping, these customized costumes and articulated puppets make a powerful lasting impression on guests. As a professional trained stunt artist, unicyclist and stilt walker, Drew takes any imaginative character and build the impossible into the ultimate interactive balloon creature.
Street level performance is always a favourite for guests. More than just children’s entertainment, Drew’s artistic ability spans to customized props, amusing illusions and even a custom made bicycle that’s only 12 inches long. On the street, or at a tradeshow, performances can be customized to capture the attention beyond the core audience.