Miss Mollie - Dynamic and Energetic Children's Entertainer
Hello! My name is Melanie Bennett, and I was a lifelong resident of northern New Jersey until I moved to Springfield, Virginia in January 2008. I have been fine-tuning the character of "Mollie the Clown“ since 1995. I started my own business at 18, performing for birthday parties, corporate outings (public and private), and other special events. As part of my training, I graduated from The Eccentric Clown Workshop in South Paris, Maine and the New York Goofs Clown School in New York City. Since the age of nine, my lifelong dream was to travel with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
In 1998, I had the opportunity to partially fulfill my dream by traveling the east coast with Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus, The World's Largest Circus Under The Big Top. After nine months of hard work and perseverance, I was asked to join Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, traveling the American countryside by train for a year and a half, making my dream become a reality. However, despite my love for the adventure and excitement of traveling the United States, I left the road to continue my studies as a Special Education Teacher. I married my husband in 2007 and started a family shortly afterwards. Today I am the mother of four clowns in training!