Turner's Variety Acts

Welcome to Turner's Variety Act Page. Below please find a selection of artists on our Variety Acts roster including Contortionists, Acrobats, Magicians, Jugglers, Visual Comics, Musical Comedy Acts, Models, Dance/Capoeira Shows and Impersonators.

For more information or to book a Variety Act for your event please email info@turnerentertainmentgroup.com
Aché Brasil
An Explosion of Colour, Energy and Music!

Aché Brasil performs for many venues and creates a show custom suited to every event: festivals, theatres, concerts, special events, conventions, Brazilian Mardi-Gras, Carnaval parades, batucadas, international children's festivals and school shows.

Aché Brasil's colorful blend of music and dance features the famous Brazilian Capoeira, a sinuous combination of dance, martial arts, astonishing acrobatics and breathtaking kicks. read more...

Anthem Singer - Marie Hui
Singer Songwriter and Anthem Singer

Marie Hui is currently the Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s Official Anthem Singer, and has been since their inauguration into the MLS (2011-present). She has also performed the anthems for the Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Canadians, UBC Thunderbird, and many other public and private sports events around Greater Vancouver. She is also regularly contracted to sing the anthems at corporate conferences and marathon events around town. read more...
Anwaar Dance Company
Elegant, High Energy and Professional Belly Dancing

Anwaar Dance Company offers an elegant, high energy professional belly dance show that is always family friendly and entertaining for all ages! Anwaar Dance Company works hard to preserve authenticity while offering a contemporary twist. They take pride in working hard to please all clients and will work closely with you to make sure that your entertainment needs are met. read more...
Jake & Elwood's Blues Brothers Revue
The hilarious high-energy antics of the Blues Brothers captivated a generation of viewers and Jake And Elwood's Blues Brothers Revue is the TOP Blues Brothers Revue in the Pacific Northwest!

Jake and Elwood bring with them a smokin' showband, high-voltage dance routines, top-notch vocals and hilarious skits. It's all part of the non-stop, high-octane entertainment when they "crash" your special event, corporate function, party, grad or what-have-you! read more...
Bonnie Kilroe - Celebrity Imposter
Part Vaudevillian comic, torch singer and sexy siren, all packed into a parade of parody!

Bonnie combines fabulous medleys of music, video and physical comedy, to produce a multimedia entertainment experience with professional production values, combined with surprising twists, which brings much laughter, delight, (and even some tears) to her ever-growing legion of fans. During her shows, Bonnie uses her skill as a performer to encourage audience participation, which always adds an extra element of novelty and surprise. read more...

Bro Gilbert
Bro Gilbert is a professional magician with over 15 years of experience. He has successfully created and presented programs for corporate clients including Audi, Virgin, Air Canada, ICBC, CTV, EA Sports, BMW, IBM, Volvo, Petro Canada and Telus.

His experience and proven track record means that you can sit back, relax, and be amazed.

All of Bro’s programs are appropriate, professional and extremely entertaining. Bro Gilbert combines his unique comedy and performing experience with incredible magic to get the people attending your event laughing and genuinely enjoying themselves.
Buddy the Elf
Side-splitting Buddy the Elf Improv.

Straight from Will Ferrell’s popular Christmas movie, Elf, Buddy has been dropping in on company holiday parties all over Vancouver in the last few weeks. With his twin brother Robby in tow for double the fun, Buddy & his bro have been giving out hugs, and keeping guests in stitches read more...
Celebrity Comedy Roasts
Because it's fun to make fun!

JTEG will provide you with professional comedians and a professional Roast Master/MC. If you are seeking a celebrity to roast, we can make the arrangements. If the roastee is your company CEO or a beloved, soon-to-be retired work mate, we can have our comedians gear some of their material towards the intended target!

Our comedy roasts have proven to be excellent fund raisers (via silent auctions, ticket sales, etc.), team building sessions (Roast your CEO!) or even just a fun way to wrap up the conference. read more...
Checkerboard Guy
World Expos in Osaka, Japan, Seville, Spain and Tae Jon, Korea, North American representative on the inaugural World Street Festival tour of Australia, invitations from producers around the world, a performance for the Prime Minister of Canada, The Checkerboard Guy’s career has spanned more than two decades and four continents. Juggling everything from balls, clubs, ping pong balls (with his mouth), bowling balls (not with his mouth), torches, medieval battle axes and even stinky shoes.

Manipulating everything from cigar boxes, spinning balls, cracking whips, and balloon animals. Mounting and/or riding six-foot (and taller) unicycles, stilts, free-standing ladders, tight ropes, and super-stunt scooters.
Chinese Lion Dancers
BC's most sought after traditional Chinese lion dance performance group

Since it's founding in 2006, the Chinese Lion Dancers [CLD] has become one of the most sought after traditional Chinese lion dance performance groups in British Columbia. Based out of Vancouver and Richmond, the group has been invited to perform at hundreds of events and venues across British Columbia as well as in neighbouring Provinces and Territories. read more...
Christmas Characters - Neezar
Neezar is a Canadian Singer, Actor, Musician and Circus Performer based in Vancouver, Canada.

Neezar has been entertaining audiences for the last 18 years with charisma and depth to a spontaneous outpouring of characters.These numerous characters have caused Neezar to develop a symphony of artistic expressions including Acting, Stilt-walking, Fire-breathing, Opera singing, Puppeteering and Mime making him a quintessential performer, artist and entertainer.

Christmas Characters include a Christmas Tree, bouncing elf, toy soilder, Mr. " Mrs. Jack Frost & more! read more...
Turner's Comedic Characters / Actors
Actors in Costume and Character for your Special Themed Event

We have partnered with some of Vancouver's finest theatre companies to provide you with actors in costume/character for your special themed event. Our actors will mingle and interact with your guests, pass out leaflets/brochures as required, make announcements, etc. Whatever is required to add that special touch to your event. The actors will be in costume and will portray the character(s) of your choice. read more...
Turner's Contortionists and Acrobats
We'll Bend Over Backwards to Make Your Event Special

We specialize in unique customizable shows offering one of a kind live entertainment featuring contortion, dance, acrobatics and aerial silks. Through the use of original music, visuals and costumes, we cater to every aspect of your entertainment needs. From a single performer to full-scale productions inclusive of live singing, instruments, and choreographed themes, we can create a show that will leave you wanting more. read more...

Cosmo’s Pop–up Circus
Clown Adventurer with ridiculousness, warmth, and levity

Melissa aka Cosmo the clown adventurer, brings 20 years of eclectic circus performance to the stage, circus ring, and hospitals. This quirky comedy stylist has performed in stadiums across the U.S., in a duck pond on Granville Island, at festivals throughout the continent, and currently, at BC Children’s Hospital and Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. She has also travelled with Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, riding the rails across the U.S. on a circus train. read more...
Damien James
Specialty Performer
Ventriloquist
Damien James started talking to himself at the age of 6. His parents, upon deciding that therapy was too expensive, bought him a puppet so that he would have someone to talk to. Since then, Damien has entertainment audiences across North America with his unique brand of Ventrioloquism and Comedy.

Damien works "Coporate-Clean" and he can customize his show for practically any audience in almost any conceivable venue. His show is original, visual, and hilarious.

The routine where he turns a member of your organization into HIS puppet using a Remote Controlled mouth never fails to bring down the house!

Damien James: Ventriloquist - your best bet for unique, customized Comedy Entertainment that is Guaranteed to be the unforgettable highlight of your event!
Duelling Pianos - Rock–it Men
Duelling piano-style rock & roll crowd classics
feat. Elton John, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis & More!


The Rock–it Men are two of Canada’s finest entertainers. Tom and Mick have travelled the world, from Norway to Bangkok, Australia to New York City, playing their music and breakin’ up the house.

Putting their own unique spin on audience favourites, these two take the Duelling Piano concept to a whole new level. They love the simple, classic sound of two pianos going at it and dish out plenty of it to fans of piano greats such as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel and Elton John! read more...
Evening of Wonders - Vitaly
World Class Magician and Illusionist

Vancouver magician and illusionist, Vitaly Beckman, is widely renowned for his dazzling talents. His personal goal is to "restore jaw-dropping wonder to our jaded generation by making the impossible possible." Each and every illusion is his original creation. Vitaly gives public performances with his magic show Evening of Wonders. He also offers corporate entertainment services for special events and parties. read more...
Fire Breather - Neezar
Stilts+Fire+Mime
Neezar is a Canadian Singer, Actor, Musician and Circus Performer based in Vancouver, Canada.

Neezar has been entertaining audiences for the last 18 years with charisma and depth to a spontaneous outpouring of characters.These numerous characters have caused Neezar to develop a symphony of artistic expressions including Acting, Stilt-walking, Fire-breathing, Opera singing, Puppeteering and Mime making him a quintessential performer, artist and entertainer. read more...
Flying Not Falling
Vaudeville Variety Revue

The Flying Not Falling show is a one-stop vaudeville extravaganza. Performed without speaking for universal appeal, this stage show is fast paced and tightly choreographed to classic big band music.

Flying Not Falling have entertained audiences around North America, with their unique blend of juggling, clown, and musical comedy. read more...
LED Dancers
Bring the Wow Factor to your event with our cutting edge, exciting and modern LED dancers. This awesome fusion of dance, light, and music will mesmerize your audience. A thrilling show guaranteed to make any occasion stand out as the dancers create a stunning spectacle of light and movement. read more...
Les Jambes Scandales
Can Can's Scandalous Legs transport you back to the ballrooms of 19th century Paris

Les Jambes Scandales is a Cancan troupe headed and choreographed by Diane Garceau, who first fell in love with the Cancan while performing it in the Vaudeville Varieties back in 2001. It was there that she discovered that the Cancan was the style of dance that finally inspired her to point her toes, and the rest was history! read more...
Lovers Cabaret
Vivid Dance Focused Shows
Unique mixes of Burlesque, Contemporary, Jazz and more.


Step inside their world of sex, dance and rock ‘n roll! The Lovers Cabaret is a Vancouver based dance company dedicated to creating vivid dance focused shows that combine elements of multimedia, voice and storyline. With unique mixes of Burlesque, Contemporary, Jazz, Waacking and more, their shows integrate dance and music in a visually enticing blend. read more...
Lindsey Longlegs
Stilt Walking Entertainer Extraordinare!

Lindsey Long Legs has been "high on life" for well over a decade now. He has performed at Children's festivals, Ghost train, Christmas train, Hotel soirees, Corporate affairs, Trade shows, Film & Television, Weddings, Folk festivals & more.

Lindsey is based out of Vancouver, B.C., and loves to travel! Creating "Larger Than Life Memories" with whimsical performance art, it's an extraordinary way to achieve a magical mood at your event. Have a 10 foot tall host meet & greet your guests, rove throughout the party or spice up your parade! With a wide variety of fabulous costume characters, he will arrange the perfect fit for your event and customize to suit!

If you're interested in a group of gorgeous, outrageously unforgettable talent Lindsey is well acquainted with other fabulous performers of diverse artistic disciplines. His goal is to make your event a "one-of-a-kind," most memorable, magical experience!
Matt Henry
Trained Human. Flashy, Funny and Flat-out Fantastic

Matt Henry’s serious skills, cutting–edge effects, and innovative wit have awed and amused audiences around the world. He’s rocked the stages of Hong Kong, London, Tokyo, New York, Paris and Las Vegas–true. He’s had crowds of 10,000 chanting in unison–true. He’s a World Juggling Champion–true. He’s left–handed–irrelevant, but true. Whether your next event is in a boardroom or an arena, whether you need three minutes or more than an hour, Matt Henry Trained Human has the show for you. read more...
Matt Johnson - Urban Deception
Magician, Mentalist, Sleight of Hand Artist

Originally from the UK and now residing in Canada, Matt Johnson has been both performing and perfecting his craft for over 20 years.

He no longer considers himself a typical magician, instead he performs Urban Deception, a unique blend of sleight of hand, mind reading techniques, subliminal programming and the power of suggestion to achieve feats that seem to defy explanation. read more...
Melody Mangler
One of Canada's best Burlesque performers.

Melody Mangler has been called "one of Canada's best Burlesque performers" (CTV News), "a cross between Lili St. Cyr and Lucille Ball" (Kellita of the Hot Pink Feathers), and the "hottest girl in Vancouver" (Don't Front Magazine). This tattooed fireball incorporates dance, comedy and singing into a variety of stunning acts that range from classic striptease to dark Gore-lesque to the downright silly. read more...
Mike Battie
Since 1985, Mike Battie has been wowing audiences all over the province with his juggling expertise. Mike has gained well-earned respect for his dynamic work with clubs, flaming torches, unicycle, stilts, devil sticks, and diablo. The perfect choice for both stage shows and walk around entertainment, he works great with all ages, and is an expert at working crowds at festivals and trade shows. Since 1988, he has been an instructor with Vancouver Cirkids, Vancouver’s Canada Games Society, and has taught extensively for the Vancouver School Board. His workshops are offered at all skills levels, and yes, he can teach anyone how to juggle.
Mime - Neezar
Stilts+Fire+Mime
Neezar is a Canadian Singer, Actor, Musician and Circus Performer based in Vancouver, Canada.

Neezar has been entertaining audiences for the last 18 years with charisma and depth to a spontaneous outpouring of characters.These numerous characters have caused Neezar to develop a symphony of artistic expressions including Acting, Stilt-walking, Fire-breathing, Opera singing, Puppeteering and Mime making him a quintessential performer, artist and entertainer. read more...
Models
Vancouver's Elite Models of Event Promotion and Style

Turner's Models maintains a roster of over 1500 experienced and professional male and female models and event staff across the country, enabling us to execute national programs. Our roster is compiled of models of all ages, backgrounds and capabilities to suit the specific needs and requests of our corporate, public and private sector clientele.

Hiring Turner’s Models ensures that you receive qualified, attractive and outgoing individuals to promote your service, venue or product. read more...
Moulin Rouge Dance Show
Vaudeville inspired performances with modern trained dancers

Come join us for an evening deep in the heart of the Moulin Rouge… A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub at the turn of the 20th century.

Meet our young female ring master, the host of our show, as she takes a new aspiring dancer on a tour of the Moulin Rouge. There she will be surrounded by the chorus of ladies (our elegant Can Can Dancers), where she will meet characters that take her on a journey to find love, happiness and the passion of helping others. Throughout the story the audience sees Vaudeville inspired performances made up of modern trained dancers.

As well as integrating quotes from the show/movie Moulin Rouge, we can also include mentions of your charity/company plus create our own story that will interact with the audience.

The show, depending on budget, features a singer/host 6-16 dancers, DJ(s) and a live aerialist
Neezar
Stilts+Fire+Mime
Neezar is a Canadian Singer, Actor, Musician and Circus Performer based in Vancouver, Canada.

Neezar has been entertaining audiences for the last 18 years with charisma and depth to a spontaneous outpouring of characters.These numerous characters have caused Neezar to develop a symphony of artistic expressions including Acting, Stilt-walking, Fire-breathing, Opera singing, Puppeteering and Mime making him a quintessential performer, artist and entertainer. read more...
Pandora and the Locksmiths
Scintillating live music and burlesque!

Pandora and the Locksmiths is a dynamic collective of professional singers, dancers, striptease artists, and musicians who offer extravagant and inspired live productions fit for a range of audiences.
Best known for their triple-threat talents and timeless elegance, these lavish productions pack sentiment with excitement to spare! read more...
Rock–it Men - Duelling Pianos
Duelling piano-style rock & roll crowd classics
feat. Elton John, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis & More!


The Rock–it Men are two of Canada’s finest entertainers. Tom and Mick have travelled the world, from Norway to Bangkok, Australia to New York City, playing their music and breakin’ up the house.

Putting their own unique spin on audience favourites, these two take the Duelling Piano concept to a whole new level. They love the simple, classic sound of two pianos going at it and dish out plenty of it to fans of piano greats such as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Billy Joel and Elton John! read more...
Rick Lewis
Discover the power of intelligent misbehaviour!

Rick Lewis has been performing professionally since the age of eight. Hooked by these early experiences in front of audiences Rick continued to work professionally as an actor, dancer, acrobat, and musical theater performer until he was in his early twenties. He then attended Webster University?s renowned theater arts program. He left Webster to join the cast of a Broadway touring production of the hit musical Barnum, with which he traveled internationally for a nine-month period, playing in over 70 cities. read more...
Rock Paper Scissors
Customized Corporate Improv Show

A Rock Paper Scissors custom-tailored comedy improv show is just that -- custom tailored to suit your audience. We interview you about your organization, milestones, corporate mission statement, the people involved, industry buzzwords, sensitive issues, and future goals. We incorporate this inside information into our on-the-spot improv scenes. The show can incorporate all aspects of your group, or we can zero in on one individual honouring a personal milestone. read more...
Samantha Rae
Airbrush Art and Body Painting

Samantha Rae is a multi-award winning body painter and airbrush artist who is an energetic team player with over 11 years experience as a gallery representative and studio artist.
Her reputable artistic abilities have proven to excel in makeup, airbrushing, drawing and sculpting mediums. read more...
Samar Oriental Dance Ensemble
Joyful, Soulful, Passionate. Music and Dance Conversation

"Samar" means evening conversation in Arabic. It gives off the air of being joyful, soulful, and passionate. The ensemble "Samar" is made up of two passionate drummers and a joyful dancer and their aim is to not only connecting with each other, but to engage and interact with audience. The result is a fiery, percussive and unexpected mix of artistic expression. read more...
Stilt Walker - Neezar
Stilts+Fire+Mime
Neezar is a Canadian Singer, Actor, Musician and Circus Performer based in Vancouver, Canada.

Neezar has been entertaining audiences for the last 18 years with charisma and depth to a spontaneous outpouring of characters.These numerous characters have caused Neezar to develop a symphony of artistic expressions including Acting, Stilt-walking, Fire-breathing, Opera singing, Puppeteering and Mime making him a quintessential performer, artist and entertainer. read more...
Superstars of Magic - Steven Best & Cassandra
Magic, Music, Comedy and Grand Illusion

From the moment Steven Best and Cassandra step onto the stage, you become a part of an unbelievable magic experience that will leave you mystified and thoroughly entertained. Watch in amazement as Master Illusionist Steven Best spins the beautiful Cassandra's head in a full 360-degree turn. Remember to breathe as Cassandra fits herself into a small box and Steven pushes 8 stainless steel, razor sharp spikes through her. read more...
Three Sides of a Coin
Flamenco Dance w/ International Irish Tap Dance & Oriental Bellydance

Three Sides of a Coin presents the multifaceted nature of a Woman.

It takes the raw passion and drive of Flamenco Dance performed by Andrea Williams & Kasandra "La China", and contrasts it with the soft, sensuous seductive nature of Oriental Bellydance by Ashley Kirkham.

It also compares the yin and yang, female and male energy with the bravado and athleticism of Joel Hanna, power of Italian cajon player Davide Sampaolo and rhythm of darbouka player Tim Gerwing. read more...

Travis Bernhardt
Award Winning One Man Magician Show!
Keeping Vancouver's vaudeville flame alive at cabaret and variety shows


In 2008, Travis became a full time professional magician, fulfilling his master plans - retroactively decided upon - of never becoming qualified for anything else.

Lately his award winning one man shows have played to sold out houses at theatre festivals across Canada, and you can also find him performing in private engagements (for clients such as Electronic Arts Canada and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver), at street festivals around the world, and keeping the tiny, sputtering vaudeville flame alive at cabaret and variety shows around Vancouver. read more...
Turner's Showgirls
Showgirls, Dancers, and more!

"Turner's Showgirls" features showgirls, dancers, and more. Add sizzle to your party, promotion, corporate, or special event! Also available for fashion shows and trade show booth marketing. read more...
Urban Deception - Matt Johnson
Magician, Mentalist, Sleight of Hand Artist

Originally from the UK and now residing in Canada, Matt Johnson has been both performing and perfecting his craft for over 20 years.

He no longer considers himself a typical magician, instead he performs Urban Deception, a unique blend of sleight of hand, mind reading techniques, subliminal programming and the power of suggestion to achieve feats that seem to defy explanation. read more...
Vitaly - Evening of Wonders
World Class Magician and Illusionist

Vancouver magician and illusionist, Vitaly Beckman, is widely renowned for his dazzling talents. His personal goal is to "restore jaw-dropping wonder to our jaded generation by making the impossible possible." Each and every illusion is his original creation. Vitaly gives public performances with his magic show Evening of Wonders. He also offers corporate entertainment services for special events and parties. read more...
Wes Barker
Stunt Magician and Comedian

Wes Barker’s show features magic, comedy, and stunts. He performs around the world at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events. No matter if it’s a stage show for thousands, or close–up magic for 5 people, Wes will blow your mind and make you laugh.

There is nothing quite like Wes’ show. It’s full of amazing tricks, incredible feats, and hilarious audience interaction. Basically it is awesomeness from start to finish. But you don't have to believe us, you can see for yourself! read more...
   


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