Aerialist & High Wire Artist
First Person to Walk a Wire Over Niagra Falls & Grand Canyon
Nik Wallenda is a 7th generation member of the legendary Wallenda family. Known world-wide for his incredible feats upon the high wire and beyond, Nik is the holder of 9 Guinness World Records, among these the highest 4-level 8-person pyramid on the wire, the highest and longest bicycle ride on a wire, and hanging from a helicopter by his teeth. His career began at the age of 2, learning to walk the wire while holding his mother’s hand, and from there has led to record breaking performances across the United States and around the world.
In 2012, he fulfilled his life-long dream to become the only person to walk directly over the precipice of Niagara Falls, covered live by ABC. In 2013, he became the first person to walk a wire across the Grand Canyon, an epic event aired live by Discovery Channel in 178 countries, breaking network rating and social media records in the process. His 2014 Discovery Channel TV special saw him set 2 world records for the highest incline and blindfolded wire walks in the city of Chicago.
Nik’s motto is ‘never give up’, and he carries this positive message with him in every walk with the purpose of “inspiring people around the world to follow their dreams.”