Tito Gaona was a trapeze artist born in Guadalajara, Mexico. He spent his childhood summers in Sarasota with his father. Tito, his two brothers, and his sister formed the well-known trapeze act the ‘Flying Gaonas’. They performed for various circuses, including the Ringling Brothers Circus. After traveling the world, Tito settled down in Venice, where he is now the owner and founder of the Flying Trapeze Academy.
Student Interviewer: Melissa Solis
Melissa Solis is a second-year student at New College of Florida, studying Psychology and Spanish. This Oral History project has taught her the importance of preserving a community’s history through an individual’s story.
Posted in: 2014