Twenty-two-year-old Christian Stoinev is a fifth generation performer who has always loved the spotlight. He began performing at the age of five with his father in an acrobatic act and took up hand balancing at the age of 10. Christian graduated Illinois State University with a degree in broadcast journalism in 2013, becoming the first in his family to graduate from college. While in school, he continued to develop his craft as a member of the ISU Circus. In addition to his wide range of hand balancing skills, Christian has also developed a unique routine with his pet Chihuahua, Scooby!