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Chris Yerlig

Chris Yerlig, an English native, began performing mime shows in France and Spain and moved to the US in 1987. He performs regularly at a multitude of public and private events around the country. He was an actor/teacher for ten years with Enchanted Circle Children's Theater of Holyoke MA, and performed with Circus America at the 1996 Olympic Games in Georgia. In Vermont, Chris's work has been seen at the Strolling of the Heifers, the Barre Heritage Festival, Addison County Field Days, at numerous libraries and Rec & Parks, and at Sandglass Theater's 'Puppets in Paradise'.

Internationally, Chris has performed as a volunteer for over 20 years: with Project Troubador in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Morocco, Cameroon, Benin and Bangladesh; with Magicians Without Borders in El Salvador, Guatemala and India (also teaching mime to at-risk youth and conflict zone social workers); for Clowns Without Borders he has organized and led clown tours to Haiti. Chris performed as a clown in the AT&T Circo Mundial's tour of Puerto Rico, and directed their clown doctor program. His work has also been seen at Huis Ten Bosch Theme Park in Japan, and at the Kimtom International Clown Festival in Shanghai, China.  

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