Booking the show

Larry MossNEW YORK – Larry Moss

Larry is an entertainer, author, and instructor in the field of balloon art. He has performed and taught ballooning in eleven countries and has been seen in venues including schools, festivals, rock concerts and television. He has written several books that teach everything from the basics of balloon twisting through advanced balloon sculpting techniques. Larry has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not! for his unusually large and creative sculptures. As the creator of How to Catch a Mouse: Simple Machines at Work, Larry has been performing the show since 1996. Find out more about Larry and his art:

To book the show in the Buffalo area, call  Young Audiences of Western NY / (716) 881-0917 /
To book the show in the Rochester area, call Teaching Artists ROC / (585) 505.8278 /
Other parts of NY State, or to reach us directly:
 Airigami / (585) 359-8695 /

CALIFORNIA (Northern) – John Wolfson

The show began years ago when he became fascinated with entertaining. In 1995 at the age of six, John commandeered his older sister’s magic kit. It wasn’t long before he was performing. Today, John performs at hundreds of public events and private celebrations every year. He focuses on using interactive magic, comedy, and balloons. Working with Airigami for a couple of years, he has been able to bring his performances to even more audiences throughout Western New York.

To book the show in Northern California: ‭(315) 708-5401‬ /

CALIFORNIA (Southern) – Annie Banannie

Meet Annie Banannie, the delightfully quirky Balloon Storyteller. Annie’s phenomenal balloon creations combine with comedic storytelling to capture the attention and imaginations of her audiences. Annie’s interactive programs use balloon props and costumes along with a cast of audience volunteers to create a learning experience that your students will love! Annie brings How to Catch a Mouse to the West Coast, making it possible for more students than ever to experience this unique educational show. Find out more about Annie:

To book the show in California: (949) 701-5181 or toll free (888) 747-3482 /



Smarty Pants and Miss Dena are Chicago’s favorite husband-and-wife entertaining duo. They specialize in creating unique, oversized balloon sculptures, as featured in the acclaimed stage production, The Big Balloon Show. Since 1998 Smarty and Miss Dena have performed at schools, libraries, community centers and most recently, for Nickelodeon and on WGN-TV’s morning news program. They’ve included How to Catch a Mouse in their repertoire for several years, now offering the show to schools across Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Find out more about Smarty Pants & Miss Dena:

To book the show in Illinois: (773) 562-6789 /


NEW ENGLAND – Jungle Jim Manning

Jungle Jim has been a family entertainer and professional balloon artist since 2004. Previously, Jim taught English in South Korea, and used the balloons as a way to communicate with his students. In 2006 he was invited to Balloon Manor, and helped build a haunted house entirely out of balloons. That launched Jim further down the road of the professional balloon artist/entertainer. In 2009, he was nominated for Boston’s Family Entertainer of the Year by Nickelodeon. Jim can be found performing How to Catch a Mouse in New England. Find out more about Jungle Jim:

To book the show in New England: (617)



Scott Kazan, The Balloon Man, has been entertaining with balloons professionally since 2007. He has worked at a variety of events and venues, ranging from birthday parties to schools stages. Scott’s greatest strength is his passion for making people smile. He’s found that he can do that well with his ballooning skills. Scott services Westchester county, Rockland county, eastern Connecticut and New York City. Find out more about Scott:

To book the show in Eastern Connecticut, Westchester, Rockland County and NYC: (914)


Marsha Gallagher, teaching artistNORTHERN VIRGINIA AND METRO DC AREA – Marsha Gallagher

Marsha combines her many years as an entertainer, her formal education (including Master of Social Work and Master of Divinity), and her experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to deliver both fun and learning in her school programs. When not on stage, she has collaborated on major balloon art installations that have allowed her to raise awareness of her favorite art form while raising money for cancer research and treatment.

To book the show in Northern VA and the Metro DC area: (703) 323-7399 /



John Slack


At this point in his life, John Slack describes himself as an edutainer combining education with entertaining story-telling, puppetry, and balloon art. John originally studied performance art more than 25 years ago in order to better educate his clients in the corporate environment. Discovering how much he enjoyed performing, he started a second career as an entertainer and has never stopped. His background in cultural anthropology and science has given him a unique approach to his story-telling and performance.

To book the show in Rhode Island: (401) 742-2441 /

Miss Aimee the Balloon Artist

DALLAS/FORT WORTH TEXAS and surrounding areas – Miss Aimee the Balloon Lady

Miss Aimee the Balloon Lady began twisting balloons in 1997 while volunteering in Inner City Houston.  Over the next several years, she worked full time in Special Education while also working part time as a balloon artist on weekends.  In 2007 she decided to make balloon twisting her full time career & graduated from Clown School at UT Arlington in 2008. Miss Aimee combined her love of entertaining with her love for teaching in 2013 as she began performing educational balloon shows at elementary schools and public libraries.  With several years experience as a balloon artist and a background in Early Childhood Education & Special Education, Miss Aimee The Balloon Lady is well trained not only in the art of twisting balloons, but also in the art of making kids SMILE! Learn more about Miss Aimee at

To book the show in the Dallas/Fort Worth area: (817) 774-1459  /

Drew RipleyONTARIO CANADA – Drew Ripley

Created in 2009, Drew operates an entertainment company that specializes in one-of-a-kind Balloon Art, Décor, and Entertainment. He uses his finely tuned balloon skills to create one of a kind whimsical balloon shows, costumes and displays. Drew his performed over 1000 times in schools, libraries, event halls, and even trains, always creating laughter and delight of every new audience. Drew remains a fan of making and science, having served as Chair, then President of Kwartzlab, a makerspace in Waterloo Region.

To book the show in Ontario, Canada: (519) 500 6640 /

Other Locations

The above performers are available to travel. In addition, more performers are currently studying the show and will be added to the cast soon. If you’d like to see How to Catch a Mouse in an area not listed above, give us a call. We’ll do our best to bring the show to you.

General Information

Contact Larry Moss at or (585) 359-8695 for more information on this show or to book anywhere outside of the above-mentioned regions.

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