"Shad is a professional performer, I regard him as one of NZ's best entertainers and
would have no hesitation in recommending him to perform anywhere in public, at private
parties, fund-raisers etc."
Sue Gunn, Promotions Manager, Glen Innes Business Assoc.
Shad Rutherford first learned how to juggle in August 1985 and started performing soon
after. His first shows were as Hi Ho the Clown then as both skills and
experience built he dropped the clown personae entirely. Now Shad is able to offer a
full range of performances being equally at ease entertaining adults and children in a
variety of situations.
Shad was based in the Auckland area for ten years before relocating to Christchurch in
1995, and even though this is now his home Shad prefers to think of himself as a citizen
of the South Island travelling the length and breadth of the country as per his
clients/audiences needs. In addition, he always remains keen to return to Auckland for
performances giving him the additional opportunity to visit family & friends. A
win/win situation for both client and performer.
Versatility is his main strength. With over 32 different circus skills to draw from
(eight at international level) each presentation is individually created to compliment the
performing area and the audience requirements. Each performance could include a full
range of circus type skills, all put together to create an extremely funny and
Having performed in excess of 5,000 shows, experience is not a problem. Please note Shad
has performed either shows or strolling entertainment for many different venues:
Fairs, Festivals, Company Xmas and Conference Functions, Working Mens Clubs, City
Councils, Sporting Associations, Trade Fairs, Corporate Product Launches, Shopping
Centres, Libraries, A & P Shows, Preschools, Schools (primary, intermediate and
secondary), Restaurants, Charities etc............
Whenever you choose to have Shad Rutherford performing for you, you receive a highly
skilled entertaining presentation of the highest professional standard.
For more details Contact Shad Rutherford:
Christchurch, New Zealand
64 (03) 352 3150 or (0274) 963 746