Sammy Dineen

Professional handbalancer. Acrobat.
Circus artist. Teacher.

... recommended by Metro and The Sunday Times.

  • I have worked with Sammy on handstands for a few years and gone from barely being able to kick up, to being able to independently hold and balance a handstand. Every achievement no matter how small is celebrated and just makes you feel amazing. You will become addicted to handstands.
    — Rebecca, handstand student
  • Sammy is an extraordinary teacher: he has something for every level. Most importantly, he is kind and understanding with a chilled and yet super positive energy so you will always want to turn up and do your best.
    — Kristina, handstand student
  • Dinneen, perhaps the most technically accomplished performer of all six, showed a beautiful and impressive series of hand-balances. His particularly beautiful torso, silhouetted in the low-lighting, drew much appreciation from the female portion of the crowd.
    — A Younger Theatre
  • Sammy Dinneen in the guise of a hand-balancing Icarus is rock steady as his beautifully feathered legs flap and twist. It’s a highly effective piece of theatre; what could have been a simple demonstration of skill has narrative and poignancy.
    — 21st Century Burlesque
  • …enhanced by the first rate circus skills of heart-stealing hand-balancer Sammy Dinneen.
    — 21st Century Burlesque