Ever seen an acrobat in a wheel onstage, and think, “huh, that looks like a giant hamster wheel”? Well, apparently, even when you’re a professional, you think the same thing. But there is so much more to this discipline and one of the top in the sport explains it all!

Links to World Championship and WheelFEST. , July 13-19 New York/Jersey City




See Wolfgang in action:



Kira Homeyer, World Champion


Konstantin  Mourariev


Julian Silliau



Please won’t you be a Patreon?: http://www.patreon.com/theartistathlete

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 backstage 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

Facebook: The Artist Athlete

Instagram: @the_artist_athlete


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *