Troy Apprill

Troy Apprill, CBA®
Decorators′ Workshop First Officer

In a festive marketplace at St. Louis Union Station, Missouri, Troy established Balloonville on April 1, 1986 (no fooling). This entrepreneur and entertainer pleased tourists and locals alike with his innovative balloon art compositions. Troy quickly expanded these personalized design services into balloon arrangements, deliveries, gift in a balloon, and classic balloon décor for every reason and season. After earning his CBA in 1996, he was inspired to return and participate in the thrill of competition. He is recognized for the 1st place large sculpture called “peace movement,” a helium-powered, kinetic balloon mobile. As a result, he won Designer of The Year at the International Balloon Arts Convention 17. Troy’s photography and event décor has been featured in numerous industry publications. He received the Don Cheeseman Lifetime Achievement Award at the first FLOAT in 2008. He has participated as a speaker/instructor at many large conventions and big build projects, including IBAC, JBAN, QBN®, Twist & Shout, Balloon Manor, and FLOAT. Guest instructing at Ballooniversity® and Ballooniversity On the Road for burton + BURTON® has always been an honor and a great time. Never underestimate knowledge gained by participating as we master the incredible power of balloons tied together.



  • 325 Cleveland Road
    Bogart, GA 30622-1766