Celebrity Speaker Nik Wallanda is a daredevil, acrobat, and high-wire artist. Known as “King of the Highwire”, he is part of the seventh-generation legendary Great Wallendas. Together, the family has performed some of the most famous stunts in the world including Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, The Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls to name a few.
Most recently, Nik garnered two more world records by successfully completing his latest challenge of walking more than 450 feet from Chicago’s Marina City west tower to the top of a the Leo Burnett Building, totaling more than 50 stories above the Chicago River! As if that wasn’t daring enough, he made the walk again—blindfolded!
He was able to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming the first person to walk directly over Niagara Falls on a wire in 2012. Almost shy of a year later, the Discovery Channel aired “Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda” as he took a long walk across the Grand Canyon. Suspended 1,500 feet above the canyon, Nik successfully competed it in less than twenty-three minutes. Nik broke records by walking along the highest observation wheel on the East Coast, in Orlando Florida on April 29, 2015.
Nik recently added author to his resume. In 2013, he published his inspiring biography, “Balance: A Story of Faith, Family & Life on the Line. The memoire chronicles the triumphs and challenges of his incredible life journey from circus performer to world-renowned daredevil.
There is no doubt that Nik is in the high ranks of legendary daredevils. Not only has he garnered numerous accolades over his career, but he also proved to an audience that no obstacle is too great to overcome in pursuit of your dreams. Nik is constantly inspiring people around the world to always follow their dreams and never give up. If you want someone with motivation, dedication, and determination to inspire people at your next event, then Celebrity Speaker Nik Wallanda will be a flying success.