Albert ‘TJ’ Santiago is a Bronx, New York native with a strong background in performing arts. Shortly after starting at Professional Performing Arts High School, he joined the broadway cast of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for their first national tour. Upon graduating, TJ fell in love with the world of circus. He was accepted into the Intensive Professional Program at Circus Warehouse in Long Island City, where he studied hand balancing, aerial arts, and Mongolian contortion. He has toured with Big Top Broadway as their lead contortionist and studied at the famous X-Roses Contortion Centre in Mongolia. Other credits include Elan Artists, Cirque Central, and Inked Magazine. TJ looks forward to bending his way through life: whether it’s on stage, on camera, or under a big top!