When I think of acrobats, Cirque Du Soleil comes to mind, maybe Barnum and Bailey, but pizza?
The purpose of tossing a pizza in the air before baking it is to dry the dough and shape it to the desired size.
Tossing pizza for performance, with finesse, flourish and showmanship, is known as Pizza Acrobatics.
Tony Gemignani is the nine time World Pizza Acrobat Champion. He showed his chops at the 2010 Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival: