Wire Walker

Walk across high wire or rope fastened between two stands.
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What do Wire Walkers do?

Walks across high wire or rope fastened between two stands or other uprights, performing acrobatic feats of balance, such as headstands, lie-downs, and somersaults to entertain audience. May walk ascending or descending wire or cable. May ride unicycle, bicycle, or motorcycle across wire. May perform as member of team.

Should I be a Wire Walker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • High Achiever: You love the challenge of tackling difficult work.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.

  • Also known as: Fire Eater, Tight-Rope Walker

    How to become a Wire Walker

    Wire Walkers often have a Doctorate. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:9cakac&chl=no+college+%2860%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29||bachelor%27s+%2810%25%29||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,60,60
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