She’s wowed crowds at Giffords Circus with her incredible display in the ring and now Tatiana Ozhignaova has gone from the big top to the big screen in an exciting new role.
The Russian acrobat and performer who has been part of the Giffords Cast for Xanadu, and last year’s performance of The Feast, acted as a stunt woman in the new Wonder Woman film.
Anyone who has seen her on the straps, flying above the crowd might spot the mum-of-one’s cameo, with the distinctive twirling.
Her proud Giffords family posted a clip on Instagram which you can see below saying:
“If you have been to Giffords Circus the past few years you will have seen the absolutely amazing aerial talents of @tatiana_ozhiganova – now you can see them in the film Wonder Women 2 where she is a stunt double.
“She’s our Wonder Woman that’s for sure.”
Tatiana and husband Dennis, along with their daughter Alice, spent the first lockdown at Giffords HQ at Fennels Farm outside Stroud.
They had just started rehearsals for the planned 2020 show The Hooley when the restrictions came in and spent the spring and summer practising their act.
The pair were finally able to perform when Giffords were able to put on The Feast, a show which saw the big top turned into a restaurant, with visitors served a three course meal while a small troupe performed.
Since then she has been performing in socially distanced cabaret shows in London, before the new lockdown restrictions were brought in.
The delayed show The Hooley is set to go ahead in 2021, and tickets are available from the Giffords Circus website.
It had been due to be the 20th anniversary show for the family run circus founded by the late Nell Gifford and her then husband Toti. With the circus in the hands of Nell’s niece Lil Rice, the team hope to bring the show to audiences across the south west later this year.