Following his parent’s footsteps (his father is the famous Nando Orfei and his mother Anita Gambarutti), Paride Orfei has always worked in circus beginning from his own family’s, in which he was an elephant tamer, acrobat and equestrian artist from a very young age. Between the 80s and 90s, his notoriety went beyond the circus world because he was the protagonist of various photo novels and often appearred on television. Then he dedicated himself to the family show, together with his sisters Ambra and Gioia as an artist and director. He had many experiences in the field of music and as a director of circus-themed shows. For many years he was ring master of Liana Orfei's Golden Circus Festival.
His friendship and collaboration with Antonio Giarola dates back to 1985 and gave birth, among other things, to the Antico Circo Orfei (1994-95) a show entirely dedicated to Federico Fellini. Paride also participates as equestrian interpreter in HORSELYRIC (2010). Since 2006 he has been Director of the circus art Academy "Il Piccolo Circo dei Sogni" in Milan together with his wife Sneja Nedeva.
He was born in Hamburg in Germany on September 15, 1964. Descending from a renowned Italian circus dynasty, as a child he learned the basics of circus disciplines, to begin devoting himself, at the age of 4, to the trapeze.
He actually began his Trapeze artist career at the age of 16, working on stage with the family number. At the age of 25 he perfected himself as an illusionist working at the Hollywood Park theme park in Germany.
But his first love is never forgotten; and so at the age of 30 he returned to the circus to continue his career as a trapeze artist.
In 2003 he starts with a new adventure: hired by the Italian company Costa Cruises, he is cast in the show.
This experience will last 10 years and will lead him to perform on 4 ships of the Company, with his number on the comic / acrobatic springboard and on aerial fabrics.
From 2013 to 2022 he was part of the Instructors Group of the Accademia del Circo di Verona.