Actor & Circus Performer
Oscar Velarde is an Actor and Circus Performer from Los Angeles, California who currently resides in San Francisco, California. He recently Graduated from the Academy of Art University with a BFA in Acting. He has extensive training in a wide variety of skills.
Oscar has been trained in stage combat and a variety of martial arts including Karate-Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and weapons training such as stage guns, Bo staff, Sai's, and various swords.
Oscar has also been trained in a wide variety of circus arts. He is a professional juggler and object manipulator who specializes in the Diabolo, also known as a Chinese Yo-yo. He is also trained in balance arts such as Rolla-Bolla, Rolling Globe, and Tight Wire. He is also a very well trained clown who studied under Dan Griffths in the Circus Center Clown Conservatory and learned Comedy Sketch Writing from the legendary Anne Beats.
Oscar has performed on screen in films such as Patrick Hagan's Dr. Splashes the Fun Clown and Cody Makil's Heartbreak. He has also performed on stage in various shows such as Lefty and Liela get it Right, Hair, and is a repeat performer at Circus Center's Monthly Cabaret Series.
Posing with his Diabolo at Circus Center, San Francisco.