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Episode 100: Victor Fomine- Coaching Circus

It’s episode 100 and The Artist Athlete Podcast is celebrating it with our most ambitious project yet! Today, we’re interviewing Victor Fomine, a legendary coach who invented swinging trapeze in Russia and introduced it to the world. Thanks to everyone who made this episode possible!

String quartet playing in the streets of Paris – lmartins on freesound.org
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Episode 97: Catching Up with Ron Oppenheimer

This week we continue the journey of following Ron Oppenheimer in his first year as a professional circus artist. Follow his journey from the beginning on Episode 21!

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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.

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Episode 96: World Records Paradise with Marawa Wamp

It is impossible to feel sad after Marawa Wamp skates through- she is a performer and business woman who holds multiple world records in hula hoop and roller skating and runs a thriving online business, I Want To Go To Paradise. Enjoy her tales of peas stabbing and pandemic success on this episode.

 

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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.

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Episode 95: The Inventor of the Aerial Hoop with Genevieve Bessette

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The delightful Genevieve Bessette made history when at 12 years old, her coach measured the length of her leg and manufactured for her a steel hoop to perform on. Today, this apparatus is known around the world as the aerial hoop, the cerceau, or lyra. This episode is all about innovating, who gets credit for it, and how to continue to be creative, even when you’re an adult with bills to pay.

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.

Find her online: www.theartistathlete.com

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Episode 94: How To Keep Going with Olaf Triebel

This interview occurred on the day all the gyms in Montreal shut down again, and Olaf Triebel did the long distance over the internet version of hold me and tell me it was all going to be ok. And he would know! He is an accomplished performer and works behind the scenes as a director and choreographer, and has a reputation for excellence in coaching hand balancing.

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