Paradox began his theatrical work in circus, and enjoyed a successful career that spanned over 20 years. He was a writer, director, and performer in dozens of shows and toured nation-wide as a dancer, contortionist, and whip-wielding ringmaster.

He was a co-founder of both Dream Circus and Mystic Family Circus (San Francisco). He created shows for Cirque Du Soleil and performed with many other companies, including Circo Zero (San Francisco),Bindlestiff Family (New York), Lucent Dossier (Los Angeles), and Cahin Caha (France). His extensive background in the performing arts created the foundation for his work as a fight choreographer and movement director for feature films.


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  • Height:
    5 feet 11 in
  • Weight:
    170 lbs
  • Age Range:
    25 – 50
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  • Performance Skills:
    Martial Arts, Dancing, Stunts, Voiceover, Improvisation
  • Athletic Skills:
    Martial Arts
  • Accents:
    Russian, British, French, Southern
  • Musical Instruments:
    Drums, Harmonica, Flute, Trombone
  • Dance:
    Ballet, Hip Hop, Modern, Club/Freestyle, Waltz, Capoeira
  • Ritual Theatre, San Francisco, 1985Antero Alli, Keith Hennessey, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Grotowski Technique
  • Dance, Philadelphia and San Francisco, 1992Sara Mann, Masaki Iwana, Hiroko Tamano, Manfred Fishbeck
  • Martial Arts, Yao Kung Moon – San Francisco , 1996Sifu: Richard Ow
  • Stunt Training, Vic Armstrong, Tony Vincent, Joey Box, 2005
  • Asian Dance, Pak Cerita(Bali), Pak Tutor (Bali), Eko Supriyanto (java), 1990
  • Ritual Chanting and Movement, One People Voice, Grady Cousins, Pak Wenton (Cal Arts), 2000
  • Direction of Large Groups , Pepe Ozan, Burning Man Operas 1993-2001, 1993
  • Music Composition, Eric Oberthaler, 2005
  • Circus Arts (Acrobatics, Bullwhip, Juggling, Fabric), Bindlestiff Family Circus, various artists, 2004


  • Thor – Movement Director
  • Snow White and the Huntsman – Movement Director
  • Star Trek – Movement Coach/Creature Choreographer

Who Am I?

PARADOX POLLACK is an actor,producer and movement director. He has worked directly with some of the biggest names in film including actors Robin Williams, Will Smith, Rene Russo, Chris Hemsworth, and Tom Hiddleston, directors JJ Abrams and Kenneth Branagh, as well as legendary stunt coordinator and second-unit director Vic Armstrong.
  • a successful career that spanned over 20 years
  • Co-founder of numerous performance troops
  • 7 years of on-screen movement and fighting choreography
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Batgirl: Behind the Fights

Choreographing the action on Batgirl: Spoiled continues to be an amazing experience!  Not only do I have the esteemed privilege of working with such a talented cast, but the crew put together this spectacular piece […]

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Alien Fight Club!

AFC is really taking shape.  A big thanks to martial arts expert, Carmine Downey, our guest tutor.  As this private workshop grows, I’m hoping to begin offering open classes to the public.  If you’ve ever […]

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Testimonial From TOM HIDDLESTON (LOKI from THOR)

April 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

“The contribution of Paradox Pollack to my performance as Loki in THOR was, and remains, of incalculable value to me.
As a performer and artist he approaches the work of building a character with a dizzying […]