|Birth: ||1972, USA|
|Death: ||May 22, 2004|
Dessi Espaņa, an aerial acrobat, died on May 22 after she fell 30 feet onto a concrete floor during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show in St. Paul, Minn. She was 32.
Espaņa came from a family of Bulgarian performers. As part of the Kehaiovi teeterboard act, the troupe earned two places in the Guinness Book of World Records, a decoration from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture and the Silver Clown Award. At 13, Espaņa broke a world record by swirling 75 silver hoops simultaneously around her body. She broke her own record twice, with 88 then 97 hoops. The latter feat was broadcast on the "Live With Regis and Kathy Lee" show.
Dessi married Mexican trapeze artist Ivan Espaņa during a Ringling Bros. show in 1992. She occasionally performed in his motorcycle act -- standing in the center of a steel sphere as he and other cyclists rode around her. Their children, Zore and Sian, were also training to become circus
She has two children.
She was one of the artists of famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus.
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Created by: Shawn Arthur Wells
Record added: May 24, 2004
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