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THE Creators

Francisco Santos

Founder Director & Creator

Francisco Javier Santos is a multi-award winning executive producer founder and show creator of The Vampire Circus. He has more than 20 years of experience creating and overseeing blockbuster live entertainment. During that tenure, Francisco Javier has been contracted to develop unique brand concepts for international special events.   Eighth generation of a family dedicated to entertainment business.  From a young age he has been active in widely famed circus shows around the world. He has traveled across five continents during a successful career performing Icarian Games, an ancient discipline known for its unique style and technique. He has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and also has been recognized with different awards, honors and nominations, which includes Spain’s 2009 Villa de Madrid award. He won an Emmy award in the category of "Outstanding Non-Fiction Program" for his work in the series “Fire Within.” 

Since 2002, he has worked simultaneously with Cirque du Soleil on the creation of the show “Varekai.” With “Varekai,” he has been a guest artist in the category Icarian Games, which has been seen by more than 9 million people around the world. Since the early age of four, Francisco Javier has been a horror fan. He loved reading classic Vampire stories and watching Terror films behind the sofa. Nothing much has changed throughout the years, except now he watches his favorite horror films in person from the front row of his shows.  Javier has been inspired by his passions for Circus and Horror, which resulted in the fusion of the two to create The Vampire Circus.

Lisbeth Salazar

Creative Development Director

Lisbeth Salazar is a results-oriented senior-level event producer with comprehensive knowledge of event production and design. She began her career in the fashion industry in 1992. She quickly gained recognition for her exquisite designs and innovative sensibility. Inspire by architecture, fashion, and interior design, Lisbeth developed a distinctive style out and transitioning into corporate events. She works with each client individually helping them translate their personal style or vision into the event production. Lisbeth has worked with such diverse companies for nearly two decades,  has produced a variety of galas and events, ranging in size from 100 to 5000 peoples, and has worked in all areas of event management including production logistic, headline entertainment, and decor which have given her a well-rounded scope of the intricacies that go into producing successful events. Lisbeth’s strong sense of responsibility, organizational skills, eye for detail, and logistical sense guarantees that each event is flawless beginning to end.

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