Dima Shine is one of the most accomplished circus performers working right now, winning world championships in sport acrobatics and then working for all the top circus companies, winning the top awards in the top festivals, and the rest (or, as Dima would say, “blah blah blah”). But in this candid interview, Dima goes on to talk about what happens AFTER the gold medal is awarded and the audience goes home…

Video of Dima’s Handstand/Pole Act:

Special Presenter, Cirque de Demain (2019)


Video of Viktor Kee’s Act from Cirque du Soliel’s Dralion


Shine Alternative Fitness


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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 working on and back stage for both traditional and contemporary circus shows in the US, Portugal, Germany, and Australia. 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 for aerial artists and a podcast in which she interviews experts in the circus industry about their careers. If you’re reading this, you’re probably listening to it. Thank you!

She currently lives in Atlanta, GA USA, but gravitates towards whichever circus community is the warmest.

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