Jared Rydelek

Why book Jared Rydelek?

Jared Rydelek is not your ordinary kind of performer. He performs amazing, real, and strange stunts that push the body's natural limits; some of his skills include: Contortion, Fire Eating/Breathing, Sword Swallowing, Broken Bottle Walking, Escape Artistry, Human Blockhead, Electric Man and other amazing stunts.




Absolutely Amazing!

Jared was such a pleasure to work with. The students here at St. Joseph's College absolutely adored his performance. Looking forward to working with him again!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Magie H.
Organization: St. Joseph's College
Event: Other in Patchogue, NY
Event Date: Oct 2, 2013
Hired As: Contortionist, Escape Artist, Sword Swallower, Variety Entertainer

Review by teacher

I saw Jared perform today at the Festival of Cultures. He gave a brief history of contortion in India and China, as well as a very impressive show. He is very personable and truly a sight to see!! My kids loved him on the field trip & I enjoyed his skills as an adult audience member...KEEP BENDING!!!!

Reviewer: teacher
Event: Ethnic Celebration in Queens, NY
Event Date: Jun 3, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 5 - 60 minutes
  • Fee: $300 and up
  • Insurance: Lexington Insurance Agency
  • Languages: English


My shows can suit most any occassion. I have experience as a stage performer, street performer and walk-around performer. In any case I love to interract with the audience and create an intimate setting where there is no wall between the performer and the audience. My acts typically will involve a comedic monologue while the stunt is being performed.

Additional Booking Notes

Many of my acts are speaking acts, so I would need a microphone if it is likely that the audience will not be able to hear me unamplified.
My fire eating and electric man acts work best in dim lighting.
Fire eating/breathing can only be performed if the setting is safe, either outdoors or in a room with high ceilings.
I can arrange a show to suit your needs. Either as a stage show, ambient music act, street performance for festivals etc. Discuss with me what you are looking for and I will be happy to accomodate you.

Jared Rydelek

Jared has trained in Coney Island New York and in Beijing China. He holds three world records for contortion, has had scientists marvel at his abilities on The National Geographic Channel and Discovery Channel, he has crammed himself through doggie doors for Nestle Purina, He has trained actors and stuntmen how to escape from straitjackets for HBO's Boardwalk Empire... and much more.

Jared is based in New York City, but performs world wide for nearly all types of events. He has acts suitable for stage shows, festivals, street performances, walk around performing, private parties, corporate events and ambient performances. Shows can be geared towards kids or adults.

List of acts:
-Contortion Poses
-Contortion through the head of an unstrung tennis/squash racquet
-Escape from a regulation strait jacket
-Sword Swallowing
-Fire eating/breathing
-Broken glass walking
-Human blockhead (objects are inserted into the nasal passage without harm)
-Electric Man (original creation, Jared subjects his body to a large amount of electricity in order to power a lightbulb with his bare hand)
-Contortion INTO a locked strait jacket
-Contact Juggling (a crystal ball is manipulated to create an illusion of floating)

Influences & Inspiration

I have been influenced by the great entertainers of the past and believe that showmanship and good presentation is key to a great performance.

Setup Requirements

Microphone with stand