BIO

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Matt Tardy || Co-Creator / Performer / Musical Director

Matt is one of the co-creators of AudioBody and also the creative musical force behind the electronic music featured in the show.

He started performing professionally at the age of 13 and has trained extensively at the Celebration Barn Theater with Mime Master Tony Montanaro as well as Broadway comedians, gold-medal jugglers, and Cirque du Soleil performers.

Matt has appeared on David Letterman, CBS’s The Early Show, Inside Edition, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has performed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, the Golden Phoenix Casino in Reno, Nevada, and – three times – at the White House.

Jason Tardy || Co-Creator / Performer / Tour Manager

Jason is one of the co-creators of AudioBody and also is in charge of coordinating performances and managing tours.

He started performing professionally at the age of 15 and has trained extensively at the Celebration Barn Theater with Mime Master Tony Montanaro as well as Broadway comedians, gold-medal jugglers, and Cirque du Soleil performers.

Jason has appeared on America’s Got Talent, CBS’s The Early Show, Inside Edition, and CBS Sunday Morning, and has performed at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, the Golden Phoenix Casino in Reno, Nevada, and – three times – at the White House.

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Steve Corning || Performer / Creative Assistant

Steve has been touring with AudioBody as an understudy for the last 3 years, and now performs regularly as an alternate cast member for the AudioBody show.He began performing professionally at the age of 17 as a stage performer and sketch comedian. After appearing in countless plays and producing several variety shows throughout high school, Steve studied at the Celebration Barn Theater.

 

The History of AudioBody

This thrilling show features an explosive mix of circus arts, relentless comedy, full-body contortion, juggling, LED light shows, and up-beat music!AudioBody’s multifaceted training, and almost 20 years of experience in the performing arts has brought them all over the US and abroad. Some highlights include Disney Cruise Ships, the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, the Golden Phoenix Casino, and even The White House in Washington DC three times!

Brothers Matthew and Jason Tardy are the original masterminds behind the AudioBody show. They started their performing career in 1994 as young teenagers in a small town in Maine where they presented some sketch comedy at a local community talent show. They were seen by local physical comedian Michael Miclon, who noticed their natural rapport with the audience and invited them to apprentice and tour with him. The apprenticeship opened many doors including the opportunity to train extensively at the Celebration Barn Theater with Mime Master Tony Montanaro as well as Broadway comedians, gold-medal jugglers, and Cirque du Soleil performers. In 2004, after having already toured the country for more than half their lifetimes as a physical comedy team, they decided to create a new show that would be the synthesis of music, comedy, and technology.

A few years later they emerged with an arsenal of audio-visual inventions, including wearable electronic jumpsuits that play music as they move, LED light tubes that are manipulated at high speeds in the dark, a 15 foot wide electronic drum-set, fluorescent light ropes that form the shapes of sound waves, and countless other unique performance gadgets.

In recent years, the popularity of AudioBody has grown so much that Jason and Matt have started training new members for the show. This allows AudioBody the opportunity to perform at multiple venues around the country simultaneously!

“AudioBody is what happens when creativity collides with technology and takes the form of spectacle.”
-Kate Griffith, Museum LA

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