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The Artist Athlete Podcast

Jan 13, 2020

From rigging to the job market, from artistry to technique, Eric McGill uses his 10 years of swinging trapeze experience to explain the discipline.

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This podcast is dedicated to CIRCUS. Aerialist, Shannon McKenna interviews guests from acrobats in...


Dec 16, 2019

Rosemary was performer with Circus Flora as a young girl, but unlike many of her friends on the show, she did not come from a traditional circus family. In this episode, she talks about what it was like to be an outsider, how animals are treated, contemporary vs traditional circus, how to make “circus stitches” and...


Dec 9, 2019

Sarah Poole began her career dancing professionally in New York City. She discovered aerial arts as an adult in Montreal. Her intelligence and curiosity endeared her to master teachers and through her work with them and on her own, she eventually secured a job as a coach at The National Circus School in Montreal....


Dec 2, 2019

In the second part of my interview with aerialist, producer, and director Joseph Pinzon, we talk about the cost of circus. Not just financial, but physical and emotional as well. Joe shares stories from his own career and gives advice on how to keep going.SHOUT OUT TO THESE INSPIRING COMPANIES:Still Hungry (Circus...


Nov 25, 2019

Joseph Pinzon has been a performing aerialist for almost 20 years. He recently founded the circus company Short Round Productions, which produces shows inspired by American movies. In part one of this interview, we talk about the state of funding and the arts, having a social life, and mental health. To hear part 2 next...