...is an internationally recognized bullwhip expert who has presented performances, workshops and demonstrations in the United States, Canada, Italy, England, and Australia.

Dante has cracked the whip on numerous TV shows, including Evening Magazine, Blind Date, Playboy TV's Night Calls, KTLA's Morning News, The Eclectic Mind, Envy TV, HBO's Real Sex, Blitz, Sin City, and many others.

He is featured in a number of books such as "Absinthe and Flamethrowers: Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously." Dante also has spoken about whip cracking on many radio programs.

A four-time Guinness World Record holder, Dante is a recipient of the Brian Chic Whip Artistry Award, given by the Society of American Whip Artistry, and author of "Let's Get Cracking! The How-To Book of Bullwhip Skills".

He has appeared at circuses, at nightclubs, and on stages, and he has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Rex Features Syndicate, Minneapolis Star Tribune, St Paul Pioneer Press, Toronto Star, and many other publications.

To popularize and demystify the art of whip cracking, Dante launched numerous programs, including the Los Angeles Whip Enthusiasts, the Minneapolis Bullwhip Academy, and Bullwhip Sundays at the Walker Art Center. At the annual Pierce College Farm Days in Los Angeles, Dante created a program that taught children 5-12 years old how to crack bullwhips, awarding each participant a certificate declaring that the child was now officially "Supersonic."

"The bullwhip has been good to me in my life," Dante says. "I am always looking for ways to give back to the bullwhip, and to pass this experience on to others."

What Others Say

Everyone Enjoyed Your Show
Thanks Robert,
Everyone really enjoyed your show and they are still asking where I found such an interesting act. I'm really glad we had you involved.
Lee Egbert, Project Manager LEED AP
McQuay International
a member of DAIKIN group

A Pleasure!
"THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH FOR JOINING US! You both were a pleasure to work with all throughout this process...We enjoyed having you here! Thanks so much!"
Justin Akins
Marketing | Charlotte Motor Speedway

"Robert Dante inspired the group to try something outside the box. After his main performance he gave instruction to anyone who wanted to try. His skill is breathtaking as he directs his whip as if just willing its placement. If you want to add an element of surprise to your event, I'd highly recommend hiring Dante. He and his lovely partner Mary were both flexible and got along well with guests and entertainers. Thank you Dante for giving me exactly what I hired for our Habitat for Humanity of Wausau Mardi Gras event - the unexpected. "
Janet Lawrence
Owner, Distinctive Celebrations LLC

"Robert Dante's whip skills are unparalleled as a performance artist."
Tonya Kay
Actress & Performer

A Bright Spot
"The summer on Open Field is coming to a close and we couldn't end without thanking you for all of your time, energy and sharing with with others on the Open Field. You were a bright spot on many Sundays and the public that came to learn from you I'm certain will remember their experiences forever. Many great thanks again on behalf of the Walker Open Field Team!"
Coordinator , Walker Art Center Open Field Program

A Real Treat
"Many thanks for being a part of our Spectacular. Your act is professional, unique -- and a real treat. Your interest in getting the details right make you pleasure to work with...Do come back next year. You are a welcome part of our juggle/ variety/ unicycle community.
"PS Your workshops were great, too. Very interesting and informative."
David Walbridge
Mondo JuggleFest Spectacular Show co-producer
Big Fun Show! www.bigfunshow.com

A Hit
"You were such a hit! We loved having you there - it was the only time during the evening that the audience gave the stage their FULL attention!...You must be my good luck charm, as we raised $180,000 that night for life-saving CF research. Unbelieveable!"
Sarah Barsness, Fundraising Coordinator, Minn. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

All The Right Moves
"The mesmerizing, seemingly incongruous act, which they perform versions of for wild west shows, circuses, cabarets and nightclubs nationwide, melds belly dancing with Robert's ballet of leather..."
"...The whip can be peaceful, or powerful. With her standing with her back to him, Robert can curl the whip around her body and snap in two a piece of plastic foam she holds in her hand. Or he can make the whip alight on her finger and wrap gently around it, or he can slice a piece of newspaper from the arch of her back."
Minneapolis Star Tribune feature article, "The Bullwhipper and the Belly Dancer"

More of What Others Say About Dante

"Fabulous performance! Just incredible! I'm so glad we had you!"
Christine LaBounty, MARSCON Science Fiction Convention

"We were impressed!"
Mark Allen, Western Stage Props

"...Very interesting, crowd pleasing, and decidely unique!"
Harry Bruce, Technomania Circus

"...(Dante was) just on a TV program here in England talking
about bullwhips...on behalf of England, thank you...!"

Traci in London

"I was amazed that you were able to do as much
as you could in that little room. Phew!"

A.J. Conway ("The Bullwhip Book")

"(Robert Dante) is a daring man with a bullwhip....
This performance was as sexy as it was dangerous.

Peter R., San Diego Underground.Com

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