Russ Sharek has been described by reliable sources as a zen fool, benevolent supervillain, misanthropic community leader, clown father figure and Impish Cabaret Rasputin.
He's a teacher known for empowering people to challenge their fears, teaching hat tricks and punching the occasional metaphoric elephant.
As a variety performer, Russ is both classically and self-trained in arts that would make a ninja blush. His interactive, character-driven approach to entertainment has led him to working for audiences of all sizes.
He has a doctor's prescription for vodka gimlets, independent control over at least one of his eyebrows and, thanks to his deep involvement in DFW's live theater revolution, more photos of his baggy-pants covered backside on the internet than the best of burlesque dancers.
One New Year's Eve he helped invent the Positivity Pill
, and has since used that arcane knowledge to help transform a juggling club into a thriving community of performing artists, theater enthusiasts and Circus Freaks