Marco Baumgartner, Switzerland - Founder & Producer
Ismail Stork, Malaysia - Co-Founder, Organizer & Promoter
Both of these individuals have chosen lifestyles that differ from the norm. Marco, who grew up around a family of circus performers, made his debut as a juggler at the young age of thirteen. He spent his youth traveling the world with various circus artists and fell in love with the circus lifestyle. Despite his parents' insistence that he pursue a "real" job, Marco trained as a graphic designer. However, his desire for a carefree life eventually led him to become a flight attendant with Swissair, where he worked alongside his future business partner Ismail Stork, the owner of Le Tresor. It was during this time that Marco realized his true calling was to build a circus in Asia, and after extensive market research, he settled on Singapore as the location for his first show. With the help of his close friend, the successful Swiss clown Andre, Swiss Dream Circus was born in 2000. Marco has evolved and is a force to be reckoned with in the circus entertainment industry across Europe and now in Asia.
Meanwhile, Ismail pursued his own business endeavors after enjoying a career as a flight attendant. He is now the sole owner of his company, Le Tresor, and is responsible for organizing weekend street markets at The Curve in Mutiara Damansara and creating a concept store named Petite Tresor @BSC and launching his own modest fashion brand - Green Scarf, Ismail has been creating special events for many years and was thrilled to bring Swiss Dream Circus to Malaysia with his long-time friend Marco in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Unfortunately, due to the Covid19 pandemic, the show had to be postponed, but they are looking forward to returning with an amazing performance this year. Following the great successes of these shows, they have decided to return in 2023 with a New Cast and A Brand New Show to celebrate their 6th edition in Malaysia.
Truly "The Come Back" is a combination of several artists who have performed here with Swiss Dream Circus and a selected artists who will debut their latest and challenging stunts to awe the audience.