After a funny academic career (its professors still remember it!), Benoit "Tontonballons" DESCHAMPS integrates the university in history department, combining small jobs in animation, accompaniment of dependent people, High quality hotel. He began attending the circus school of the Noctambules of Nanterre. Juggling and mime are his favorite disciplines. Thanks to his professor Michel Novak, he began a series of experience in street performances with a "fire-breathing, flaming juggler" performance. The show "Jungle Fire" was born, it will turn almost 10 years in festivals, ski resorts, animations of streets, etc
In 1998, he became a professional performer, and during his first and only appointment at the employment agency, he was more or less forced to accept a casting for which he would be retained! He became a fire-eater / juggler in the Opera Der Freichutz Karl Maria Von Weber, directed by Francisco Negrin. Thus, the young artist is promoted to the rank of international artist, putting for 3 years his talent at the service of a universe that he discovers and which will influence him greatly thereafter.
He set up a first troupe, Compagnie du Pré Vert, with which he created his first shows and organized festivals :
> Festivals, street entertainment festival, Vallon Pont d'Arc, Ardèche 2001
> Childhood Festival, Pont Evêque, Isère, 2003
With this first experience, he set up the company Tontonballons, in turn managed by various productions, and which is now devoted to the creation of "balloon" shows.
His performances and balloon performances have enabled him to perform in many countries, both in the higher spheres of society, than in prisons and shantytowns.