Meet your heroes at Twist & Shout 2022

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Marie Dadow has been twisting balloons for over 15 years winning awards for both adorable sculptures and elegant gowns/costumes. Her animal and character sculptures typically have a fun, cartoony look. She specializes in adding tiny details to simple designs giving them a WOW factor to impress clients.

Balloons. Imagination. Awesomeness. A simple equation that artist Dan Staples uses to create mind-blowing balloon creations throughout New England and beyond.  Dan is a multiple award-winning balloon artist based out of Nashua, NH. Specializing in larger-than-life balloon sculptures, Dan’s work has been featured on Adult Swim, New Hampshire Chronicle, and dozens of news and radio shows.  Typically you’ll find Dan at an adult event bringing out everyone’s inner child. He is frequently found entertaining VIP guests of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium and MIT staff and students. Dan's underground series of videos are highly sought after by his fellow balloon experts, as is his presence at events by New England's glitterati.



Buster Balloon is an award-winning balloon artist and children’s entertainer who has taught at balloon, magic, and children’s entertainer conferences all over the world including MAGIC Live!, Jeff McBride’s Magic & Mystery School, and The American Clown Academy. His unique and original balloon designs, routines, and magic effects have also appeared in many industry publications. But his proudest moment is still the time that he ate an entire box of Cap’ N Crunch Cereal by himself in one sitting.

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