Howdy everyone, my name is Ryan Lavallee. I’m better known as Ryan “The Balloon Guy” because of my profession. I’ve been twisting balloons since 1996! It has been a great time meeting all sorts of new faces and being invited to events all over the place, even various parts of the world.
During the summer of 2003 I ventured to Europe to visit friends and get some life experiences. You bet I brought some balloons with me, which helped me immensely because I could not get a job legally over there so during the summer I twisted on the streets of Denmark, Sweden, and Poland. It was a strange experience to say the least, because I don’t speak any of their languages. The coolest part about the ballooning experience over there was being able to break language barriers with something as simple as a twisted balloon. The result was the same as over here….a smile.
The winter was too cold for outdoor crowds so I adapted to the bar and disco scene. Both venues were really fun and I learned alot from both of them.
I returned to the US with a new sense of purpose and knew at least in part what I wanted to do. I have been doing it ever since, twisting balloons for people and bringing them smiles.
In 2022 I moved to the Richmond, Virginia area with my wife Ashley the Face Painter and our two pug mixes, Lola and Brownie. We are loving the area and I hope to see you at an event soon!