Shad Rutherford
Shad Rutherford - Publicity Photo
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Magician - Juggler - Unicyclist - Escapologist - Balloonolgist
Balancer - Contortionist - Plate Spinner - Rola Bola Artiste - Stilt Walker


"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 entertaining performance.

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