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The Artist Athlete Podcast

Apr 9, 2018

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In a world where every trick and transition under the sun is already out on Instagram and YouTube, how do you go about making art that is truly your own? Shannon is joined today by aerialist, choreographer, and studio owner Liza Rose who in her long career has found ways to create her own art and her own opportunities. 

You can find Liza Rose on instagram: @thereallizarose

Her studio, Fly Circus Space, is in New Orleans and on instagram: @flycircusspace

And on the whorld whide wheb:

Liza Rose mentioned two books today:

The Art of Listening by Darla Johnson

Open Source Forms by Stephanie Skura

You can buy them at your local book seller... or a from a large corporation that will bring it to your doorstep overnight.


This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between. Learn the backstage lives of those who flip, twist, sparkle, and shine under the big top.

Shannon McKenna is an internationally recognized circus performer and coach. For the past decade, she has been a freelance artist: giving workshops and classes across 7 countries and worked on both traditional and contemporary circus shows in the US, Portugal, Germany, and Australia including the Shrine Circus and SOAP. She holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration on post-modern physical theater (how's that for a mouthful?). She founded The Artist Athlete in 2018 as a means to produce educational materials about circus arts including a line of e-books to help aerial artists train safely and a podcast in which she interviews experts in the industry about their careers. If you're reading this, you're probably listening to it. Thank you!

She currently lives in whichever circus community is the warmest.

Find her online:

Facebook: The Artist Athlete

Instagram: @the_artist_athlete