Sally Marvel

United States of America



Sally Marvel is a Chicago-based sideshow and burlesque performer. She is a member of an elite group of dangerous dames being one of approximately 50 known female sword swallowers world wide! She is strange, alluring, and death defying. Joining the feminine with the bizarre, Sally curates entrancing yet visceral experiences for her audiences to indulge in. She hopes that witnessing her acts will create an opportunity for audience members to escape the mundane, to question what is possible, and to explore their own minds.

Sally has entertained audiences across the U.S. all the way to Singapore. She has been featured on FOX’s Empire, in The Reverend Horton Heat music video “Hog Tyin’ Woman”, in the Chicago Tribune, and in the Chicago Red Eye’s Nightlife Issue (2019). Her skills include:

Sword Swallowing, Whip Cracking, Bed of Nails, Blockhead, Glass Walking, Human Dartboard, Human Pincushion, Mental Floss, Angle Grinding, Fire Eating, Fire Breathing, Fire Dancing (various props), & Fire Whip

Sally’s acts are insured by Specialty Insurance Agency. She adheres to the safety protocols and standards outlined by Specialty Insurance Agency as well as the safety standards of the broader fire performance community. Proof of insurance is available upon request. A COI listing relevant parties can be provided with advanced notice.

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Art Type:

Circus Artist


United States of America


Bed of Nails, Fans, Fire, Fire Acts, Fire Eating, Fire Play, Glass Walking, Swords , Sword Swallowing, Whips

Events Type:

Hotels & Restaurants, Clubs & Pubs, Festival, Public Event, Corporate Event, Private Party, Exhibition

Sally Marvel