Jim started his career as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey clown. For the past 20 years, he has toured the world with various circus shows and productions and headlined with various cruise ships. Because Jim has done so much, he shares a great perspective on what it’s like to work in the circus industry. What it’s like to tour, what happens when gigs fall through, how to make your own work, and the tortures of pollen season, it’s all here in this interview! Follow Jim on Instagram: @jimmaltman

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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.

Find her online: www.theartistathlete.com

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