Son of Count Nicholas, world renowned ringmaster with the Ringling Brothers for 27 years. His mother, Alice Nicholas, also worked with Ringling Brothers as a bear trainer.

As he progressed through the decades in various roles, he now has had over 30 years experience in promoting and producing live entertainment productions including circuses, concerts, festivals and sporting events.

Since 2000, as President and CEO of Global Entertainment Productions, Tuffy has been sought after to be producer and show manager of various show entities. Tuffy has been the producer and show manager of the Moscow State Circus and the Moscow International Circus, which played in venues across the country with over 5,000 shows to date.

In addition to the Moscow State Circus and the Moscow International Circus, Tuffy organized and produced Cirque Hawaii, a multi-million-dollar state-of-the-art, permanent theatrical spectacular that showcased the award-winning talent of over 34 performers and nine renowned acts from around the world that entertained Hawaiian audiences from 2005-2008.

Cornell  'Tuffy'  Nicholas

(Ringmaster & Producer)

      Moscow INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS 

'The Circus

              With a Purpose'