I have always been an adventurer; pushing the limits, rock climbing and kayaking as a teenager, traveling all over North America, doing multiple day routes on El Capitan, etc. I worked for Outward Bound, running their Rock Climbing program, one of the youngest to ever do so. I also worked for Search & Rescue Northern Ontario, and Yosemite National Park. I made my transition into circus after falling in love with one of Cirque du Soleil’s earliest shows. I immediately auditioned for a local circus company, Pickle Family Circus, and was accepted as a performer where I developed my skills and subsequently performed two tours. My experience as a climber helped me understand rigging, and balance, and team work. With PFC I trained teeterboard, acrobatics, trapeze, and handstands, and after two years of hard, dedicated, focused work, I decided to test my abilities and audition for École Nationale de Cirque. I was accepted, and after 2 years at ENC, Cirque du Soleil hired me. Fifteen years later, I retired from circus and turned to Hollywood, becoming a stunt man and a film producer. During this time, I met my wife Mara, had two children, and then decided to leave the rat race of 18 hour days of film producing, to go back to my passion, which was CIRCUS. San Diego Circus Center was officially born in 2012, and I’m looking forward to continuing, and always building, a formidable circus school in North America.

Skills

  • Handstands
  • Hand to Hand
  • Russian Bar
  • Teeterboard
  • Columns, Baquine
  • Conditioning
  • Manipulation
  • Korean Cradle

Achievements

  • Cirque du Soleil, “Original Show”
  • Cirque du Soleil, Alegria
  • Circus Knie (1 tour)
  • Pickle Family Circus (2 tours)
  • Attended Montreal’s National circus school