Bindlestiff Family Variety Arts, Inc., founded by Keith Nelson and Stephanie Monseu in 1995, prides itself on being an integral part of America’s outstanding folk traditions of circus, sideshow, vaudeville, storytelling, and burlesque. The first Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret took place in 1995 in Brooklyn, New York. Each year since then, Bindlestiff has produced original Cirkus shows, festivals, and other public events. Bindlestiff has presented hundreds of the world’s top artists in the circus and variety fields. Performance seasons in NYC and New York’s Hudson Valley, as well as national touring in the United States, have engaged audiences in the hundreds of thousands, with performances in theaters, spiegeltents, big tops, cruise ships, fairs and festivals, and beyond.