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.