Sally Marvel is a member of an elite group of dangerous dames being 1 of approximately 50 known female sword swallowers world wide! When swallowed, her swords come within perilous proximity to her heart. Sword swallowing is the deadliest art in all of sideshow! Sally discusses sword swallowing and it’s perils in her blog article “Sword Swallowing: The Deadliest Art“. You can also read more about her in the Chicago Tribune.


Talking Act: Sally engages the audience with humor and curious facts. Dialogue and costuming can be adjusted to suit any audience making this version of the act perfect for corporate and family friendly functions. In some instances, a guest of honor can be incorporated for a small spot of audience participation. This must be discussed in advance. Sally’s talking act is approximately 6 minutes long.

Revue Noir: Revue Noir is a choreographed, 1920’s-themed dance number featuring Charleston dance moves, sword swallowing, and flapper aesthetics. This act is performed to a jazzy, electro swing backing track. It’s perfect for corporate functions, family friendly events, and vintage-inspired festivities. Revue Noir is 3:35 minutes long.

Custom Act: So you want a sword swallowing act at your function, but none of Sally’s listed acts fit the your event’s theme. In some circumstances, Sally can create a custom, choreographed number that is thematically in line with your vision. Choreographed sword swallowing dance numbers are approximately 3.5 minutes long.

Note: Sally Marvel does not offer strolling sword swallowing. She also does not swallow swords repetitiously throughout the hour for โ€˜ambientโ€™ entertainment. If you would like a longer set than what is able to be accommodated with the acts described above, consider booking a stage show featuring additional sideshow acts.