Chatsworth, Calif. — Adult superstar Belladonna will perform her amazing Cirque du Bella aerial silk acrobatics routine live at the 2012 AVN Awards, taking place January 21 at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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Belladonna is choreographing this exclusive performance of Cirque du Bella especially for the AVN Awards. The aerial silk acrobatics routine is not pornographic but instead aims to introduce a new, fresh concept to the genre of erotica.

“We’re thrilled to have Belladonna perform at the 2012 AVN Awards. She’s an iconic figure in the industry and her talents are always astounding,” AVN CEO Theo Sapoutzis said.

“Aerial silks is my new found passion! I’m absolutely ecstatic that I can share this performance with everyone at the 2012 AVN Awards show,” Belladonna said.

Loved and respected by fans around the world as one of the most original, uncompromising and fearless personalities in the world of adult entertainment, Belladonna refuses to conform to the stereotypes of porn. She has proven the strength of her vision as a performer, director, business owner and outspoken advocate of free speech in a decade-long career that has broken the boundaries between adult and mainstream media.

Belladonna has received multiple AVN Awards for her accomplishments in he industry and was inducted into the AVN Awards Hall of Fame in 2011. She co-hosted the AVN Awards ceremony in 2009. She was awarded the Best Actress trophy at the Ninfa Film Festival in Barcelona for her work in John Stagliano’s The Fashionistas.

The AVN Awards is the industry’s most prestigious and glamorous awards show. The event takes place January 21, 2012 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Joint is a sleek and upscale, 4,000-seat showroom with the reputation as one of the most sophisticated and authentic venues in Las Vegas.

Slated to co-host are adult luminaries Bree Olson and Sunny Leone—both up for Crossover Star of the Year—with comedian Dave Attell taking his second turn as the evening’s funnyman.

Tickets to the gala event also are available for fans to purchase through Industry members receive reserved seating. More information about reserved seating can be obtained by emailing Bonnie LeBlanc at

For studios or groups that wish to purchase a table at the show, please email LeBlanc.

The AVN Awards take place after the annual Adult Entertainment Expo (AEE). AEE runs January 18 – 21, also in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In 2012, AEE includes traditional exhibits, meeting rooms, exhibit suites, more networking events, more parties, more product demos and more educational components.