Monday, August 12, 2013

Local diver joins Sinbad High Dive Show at State Fair

The Sinbad High Dive Show is an award winning Brown Entertainment show based in Orlando, Fla., that has entertained audiences all over the world for years. These highly experienced divers jump, fall and twist from platforms as high as 80 feet! The first time I saw the show, I gawked in amazement at these athletes, one of whom calls Indiana home.


Greenwood’s Dakoda Johnson joined the Sinbad High Dive Show at the beginning of the 2013 Indiana State Fair. According to Johnson, he got the gig through Facebook. The show’s producer had contacted Johnson is the past, but he’s been busy studying and diving at Eastern Michigan University for the past two years. When he saw her post looking for a diver in Indiana, he jumped (literally) at the opportunity. He was brought on board only a week and a half before the fair!


Before Sinbad, his only performing experience was at his alma mater, Center Grove High School. It’s safe to say that he now has the necessary experience.
“I started diving in sixth grade, so I’ve been doing it year-round for about 10 years,” said Johnson. “That goes to show how much I love the sport.”
He hopes to continue with Brown Entertainment shows during summer breaks in the future. Fair visitors can see the show at 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. every day in the Family Fun Park. On Aug. 14 and 17 fairgoers can enjoy an additional show at 7 p.m. Each show is free with State Fair admission.

Posted by Hilary Welter

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