Justino and Daniela Zoppe have dedicated their lives to entertaining audiences across the globe, just like their family has done for generations before them. With Justino and Daniela, you get more than just a show….you showcase true passion for the arts. They present a stage spectacular utilizing a massive array of special effects, unique sets and interactive video walls, fused together with beautiful costumes, live cameras, and enhanced by exhilarating soundtracks!
Illusions & Beyond is not just a magic show...
its an EXPERIENCE!
The saying goes that great entertainers “have it in the blood;” both 7th generation entertainers, this is literally the case with Justino & Daniela. Zoppe, the famous Italian circus family name, was announced in Charleton Heston’s 1952 film The Greatest Show on Earth. Justino’s great grandfather, Fransisco Zoppe, owned a 3 ring-circus that toured Europe in the 1920’s. In 1936, Fransisco’s acrobat son, Giovanni, moved his Zoppe Zavatta horseback riding troupe from Milan to the US to tour with Cole Bros Circus.
Justino Zoppe made his first appearance onstage at the age of 6 as a juggler. By the age of 12 he had become a riveting performer with his own unique, high-energy style, which led to performances in prominent touring shows, on television and radio, for corporate events, and in countless stage spectaculars across 22 countries.
Justine and Daniela met in 1998, while performing in New York. The Electrifying Daniela, a hula hoop artist at the time, is the daughter of Jill and Manuel Goncalves. Another legendary name in the entertainment world, Daniela’s grandfather Antonio Goncalves began performing as a trapeze artist at the age of 16. In 1940, he retired from the trapeze and created the family circus Lisboa Circo in Portugal. While performing in Istanbul, Manuel met an English dancer, Jill Farmery, in 1973; they wed shortly after. The Goncalves family, Jill, Manuel and Daniela, moved to the USA in 1980 to perform in Circus Vargas. By the age of 11, Daniela had her own act.
After marrying in 2000, Justino and Daniela performed together on North American stages from coast to coast. They spent 2005-2006 in Australia as featured artists in Conrad Jupiter’s multi-million dollar stage spectacular Tempo Rouge. In 2007, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line featured their exciting stage production, Extreme Vegas, leading to successful performances on Norwegian, Celebrity, and Disney Cruise Lines.
In 2014, Daniela and Justino began what may be the next generation of entertainment, when their daughter Zariana was born. Having a child of their own inspired them to create a completely new show exclusively for Disney’s family audiences. Performing on the Disney Dream, they are now repeat headliners for the largest entertainment company in the world; in 2016 that line was rated first in entertainment value over every other cruise ship in the world.
Illusions & Beyond has entertained families across 45 countries
and is currently one of Disney’s® favorite family shows.
It is a magical evening of grand illusions, cirque acrobatics,
quick change, comedy, stunning choreography and
absolutely mind blowing magic!
Illusions and Beyond is a magical evening of grand illusions,
Cirque acrobatics, quick change, comedy, stunning choreography
and mind-blowing magic ~ All Fused Together!
Illusions and Beyond is more than just a magic show ...
It is an EXPERIENCE!