Senn comes to circus from the dance world, and has spent the last decade exploring the meeting point between these two realms of physical expression, in pursuit of the colorful world of dreams and imagination that comes to life on stage.
Over the years Senn has enjoyed collaborating with many of the world’s most prominent modern circus companies. Most recently she toured with Cavalia, as an original cast member of this company’s new show – Odysseo – where she could be seen flying above a galloping horse in aerial silk, or descending from the ceiling on a Rotating Pole carousel. She has performed as a soloist for the Cirque du Soleil’s summer show in Quebec City in 2010, as well as in various other acts for their Special Events department, including a TV commercial for their partner Nissan Infinity. After spending several years touring the Cabaret theatre circuit of Germany and Switzerland, Senn participated in the creation of Swiss company Rigolo’s show Beautiful Turns, and performed in this capacity for their 2009 season. She is the recipient of two silver prizes at international circus competitions in Germany for her duet “Senn & Memet,” and has performed solo and group acts in a variety of disciplines, including rotating Chinese pole, trapeze, bungee, aerial hoop, and fabric.
She is currently living in Montreal and performing in special events around the globe. Her most recent creation - a stunning triple trapeze act entitled Trio Starlette in collaboration with Marieve Hemond and Annie-Kim Déry - was debuted in this summer's season of La Vie Est Un Cirque on TV5, produced by the marvelous team at Cirque Éloize.
Coming soon – Senn is busy these days creating the following acts: dance trapeze solo; rotating pole solo. Trio Starlette video before long!
A selection of recent projects... for my full CV please contact me
In 2009 I joined the elegant duet Duo Scarlette – one of my all-time favorite acts. I partnered with Marieve Hemond while her partner, Annie-Kim Déry, took time off the act to go on tour with Cirque Eloize. Together we traveled to Norway, India, Hong Kong, and Germany.
The three of us have recently unveiled our triple trapeze act entitled Trio Starlette The act can be seen on TV5′s La Vie Est Un Cirque in august.
Check out their website: www.duoscarlette.com
I grew a lot during my 2011 year with Cavalia’s second touring show “Odysseo”. It was a great chance to experience a large-scale creative process – putting together a show with 54 cast members and multiple directors and choreographers in the largest big top in the world. I took my second crack at the “rotating pole,” which I had originally learned for a soloist role in the Cirque du Soleil show “Les Chemins Invisibles” under the direction of Les Oiseaux du Paradis. This time around I approached the apparatus in a duet with my long-time coach and dear friend Sam Alvarez – an artist I deeply admire. Sam and I also partnered on aerial hoop, my first time on this apparatus and a steep learning curve for me. Perhaps my favorite act in the show is called “Vol” or Flight, and as you see in the photo, it was just that – truly thrilling.
In 2011 I discovered how much I enjoy coaching and creating for others. I was hired by Oma Entertainment to help them revamp two aerial acts for the show Azul in Sea World Texas. I also created an aerial act for a production of Moliere by the Theatre du Rideau Vert in Montreal, and acted as an acrobatic consultant and duet partner for the Olympic athletes on Quebec’s TVA miniseries Le Défi des Champions.
Memet Bilgin and I created our duet in 2005, and performed it across the world for five years. From the Cabarets of Germany to the Star Room in Monaco with the Cirque du Soleil; we covered a lot of ground. We were a featured act in the International Dance festival in Venezuela 2009, and also won two silver medals at international circus festival competitions. With Swiss company Rigolo’s Show Beautiful Turns, we created a 15 minute version of the duet which was later featured in a documentary for Swiss TV.