Catapult is a Shadow Illusion performance company.  They launched into the limelight and into the homes of millions of people around the world as finalists on America’s Got Talent.  Since then they have been busy touring the world with their smash hit show – Magic Shadows.  Heidi Klum and Howard Stern were two of their very first fans and now they’ve added many thousands around the globe.  They’ve done music videos for rappers, played for royal families, helped non-profits such as Girl Scouts and United Way, filmed for HBO and currently tour all over the U.S., Europe and Asia.  
Catapult’s shows are an amalgamation of dance, theater, acrobatics, illusion and storytelling. Their stunning visuals coupled with whimsy, heart and athleticism create a spellbinding show perfect for all ages.

Catapult’s impact on the audience doesn’t end with their stage show.  The company also provides imaginative workshops, residencies and abbreviated school shows combining art and science, for maximum immersion and impact with every community.

Catapult’s creator, Adam Battelstein, has worked as a dancer, actor, choreographer and writer for the past 25+ years.  In addition to a half dozen Television commercials, he has appeared on Good Morning America, Late Nite with Conan O Brien, The Ellen Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show and the 2007 Academy Awards. He toured the world with Pilobolus for 19 years and as a guest artist with Momix.  He has made a dozen appearances at the Joyce Theater and soloed live at Carnegie Hall. He was noted by The New York Times for his “comic genius,” and has been described as a “master clown disguised as a dancer.”

Adam is a native of Houston, TX. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude and with highest departmental honors from Middlebury College.  He spent 19 years working for Pilobolus Dance Theater where he served as a performer, choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist. He taught residencies and workshops for Pilobolus in urban and suburban schools and colleges all over America.

Adam and Catapult create enriching visual stories and illusions, transporting the audience into fantastical worlds made simply out of light and the human body!