David Dimitri


David Dimitri is internationally acclaimed for his unique style of tight wire dancing.

Combining an education at the State Academy for Circus Arts in Budapest with intensive dance studies at New York’s renowned Julliard School, David Dimitri has created virtuoso wire dances celebrated at circuses, arts festivals, and concert halls throughout the world – Canada’s Cirque du Soleil, New York’s Big Apple Circus, the Swiss National Circus Knie, and the Metropolitan Opera under the direction of Jean-Pierre Ponelle, to name a few.

In 2001 David Dimitri’s remarkable performing career took on an added dimension. With the invaluable assistance of his father, the famed Swiss clown Dimitri, he created his one man show “ONE-MAN CIRCUS,” a sparkling presentation of Nouveau Cirque, both intimate and compelling, performed in a touring circus tent designed and built for the production.

David Dimitri has been a guest artist at such prominent festivals as Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina; Lincoln Center Festival New York; Just pour Rire, Montreal, Jeux de Piste, Strasbourg, the Avignon Festival, Les Nuits de Fourviere, Le 104, Paris, the Winterfest in Salzburg and many more. David Dimitri has also performed on Broadway, at the New Victory Theater.

He also manages the Fondazione Dimitri which was founded by his mother and father Clown Dimitri and since 2019 he is the artistic director of the Winterfest Festival in Salzburg.

In addition, he is never far from the high wire – most memorably when he crossed a high wire above the city of Pilsen, CZ, with a distance of 300 m and a height of 70.

This year David Dimitri started to learn how to fly a Cessna 150  and become a certified pilot.