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Jesus “Half Animal” Villa, founder of Team Half Animal and Creative Assistant Director to legendary fashion photographer David LaChapelle, has been performing professionally as an acrobat for seventeen years. Past achievements include performing over 5,000 shows with Cirque du Soleil (La Nouba, Zumanity), obtaining five Guinness World Records, and choreographing for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games closing ceremonies. He has been featured on A&E with Criss Angel, on “The Winter Olympic Pre-Show” as well as in numerous campaigns for Ed Hardy, Von Dutch, H&M, Motorola, Nokia, and Infiniti Comcast. On top of gracing the covers of magazines such as The London TimesPhoto magazine, and Show Biz magazine, he has also shared the stage with some of today’s biggest stars, including Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Busta Rhymes, Gwen Stefani, Deborah Cox, Lil Jon, Tony Hawk, Daddy Yankee, and Elton John. His most recent work includes the choreography for Comcast 3D’s international campaign, a performance in Qatar for Stars of Science that aired in 13 different countries, the stunt/choreography for Super Cr3w’s performance at America’s Best Dance Crew season 6 finale, and a performance in Howie Mandel’s Mobbed series. Jesus “Half Animal” Villa currently holds five world records: for being the only man ever to perform a double back flip on jumping stilts (2002), for performing nineteen body-straight jumping stilts back flips, also known as “whips,” across one hundred yards (2007), for performing thirteen consecutive ninety degree push ups (2010), for the most consecutive front flips on jumping stilts (2011), and for the longest somersault over a car while on jumping stilts (2011). In the fall of 2012, Jesus Villa will make an attempt at his sixth world record by running on jumping stilts from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

With exhilarating performances, the members of Team Half Animal send a positive message, mainly proving that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. They offer performances, motivational speeches, and special appearances that have impacted audiences all around and have received the support of media, celebrities, and industry alike.


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