Iam Michelle Tibble, Owner and Creator of Awesome Balloon Creations.
People always ask me how I got into this business and the long and short answer is that I love kids and art, and mostly…I fell into it. I’ve been drawing, crafting, and singing since I can remember. I graduated from college with a BA in Musical Theater and one summer I got a job that required me to learn a circus skill. I learned balloon art and from there the world of balloons, performance, and events meshed into this incredible company you see today.
I have found such a wonderful community of artists and events coordinators in Chicago, and it is a blessing to be able to work and grow with other artists to bring magic and creativity to our clients (you!) every single day. Every time we create a memory for you, you are also supporting beauty and art, and that makes my heart sing.
I genuinely enjoy helping people create happy memories. The reaction and joy we get from our clients when they receive their balloon creations or laugh and smile during our live entertainment, is what motivates us to continually strive to make your experience with balloons and events, the best experience you've ever had.
Some of Michelle's acting experiences include: performing with the Broadway National Tour of Mamma Mia! as Donna and Tonya, 8+ years with “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” for schools and theaters in the Chicagoland area, Second City Conservatory graduate and ETC/Donny’s Sky Box improv performances, LA Comedy Festival, On Camera commercial work , theater performances with local and regional theaters favorites include: Metropolis Performing Arts in Arlington Heights, Buffalo Theater Ensemble, and Pittsburgh Rep. She's also has 10 plus years of teaching music and musical theater for infants through 18 years of age.
Chicago's Balloon Twister
The Dream Team
When Michelle's cloning machine turned out to be a bust, she decided to work with the community. CBT works with about a dozen local artists who all have at least 5 years of experience. We all come with decades of experience with kids and party planning, professional clean appearance, and way too much practice twisting latex and painting cartoons. :)
Not all of the team is photographed below. For more information, just ask.