Nicolas Audet was launched into the artistic field of circus after discovering the circus school in Quebec City. He was accepted into the professional training program for circus arts with the goal of being on stage as often as possible. He began his training as a juggler, but soon added humor, acrobatics, Russian bar, banquine and hand to hand to his repertoire. In 2007 he began working professionally and in 2008, he was granted the chance to perform a number acts with Quatuor Stomp. His performances include, Cirque du Soleil in ‘Les Chemins Invisibles’ in 2010 and ‘Le Royaume de tôle’ in 2011; the Forum Universel des Cultures in Valparaiso, Chili; as well as several TV programs, most notably : ‘La vie est un cirque’ (TV5) and ‘Just for Laugh.’ In addition, he was an organizer of the biggest juggling festival in North America, Turbo Fest 418. In 2016, he finished a bachelor in finance and went in the management field knowing that he will always be back on stage.

Philippe Belanger was born in Quebec City,Canada in 1992. He studied circus arts from the age of 13. At 17 he entered the professional circus program at the Ecole de Cirque de Quebec. In 2012, only two weeks after his graduation, he was hired by Cirque du Soleil to go on tour in Europe with their production Kooza. Philippe has worked on three different productions for Cirque du Soleil; Kooza, Paramour and Volta. Philippe is an entrepreneur and loves to work on multiple projects. He is interested in fashion and marketing. In 2015, Philippe and his business partner Marie-Lee Guilbert, launched two companies, Producorps INC. and Design KontroL. They are respectively a creative/talent agency and a sportswear brand. Philippe also likes to invest in real estate in Quebec City.

Marie-Lee Gilbert and Philippe Bélanger are exes. Both trained at the École de cirque de Québec and performed in the KOOZA production of Cirque du Soleil beginning in 2012. They have also performed individually around the world. Bélanger and Guilbert currently run Quebec-based Producorps, which offers a range of services for circus performers.

Erin Drumheller is a Montréal based aerialist, dancer and violinist. Initiated to the arts through the study of classical music as a child, her passion eventually brought her to pursue professional training at L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal (formerly LADMMI), Canada’s leading contemporary dance school. While beginning her career as a dancer she also began training aerial disciplines. Erin has performed solo aerial silks, aerial violin, her own unique floor act, and as part of the Duo Opus in Air and the Duo Azelle. She has been seen on stages in Canada, the USA and in Germany. As a violinist she has played for various special events and can be heard in the film soundtrack of Robert Morin’s critically acclaimed Le problème d’infiltration (2017)Erin has also appeared with the contemporary dance companies Les Productions Figlio, Lucie Grégoire danse, La Marche du Crabe and with Hugo Dalphond. Her contemporary dance and live music creation Far From Nowhere, created in collaboration with Kim Henry, was presented as part of the Événement ZoneHoma as well as the Festival Vue sur la Rélève.

Annie L’Archevêque-Smith is from Canada. Coming from gymnastic background, she graduated from The National Circus School of Montreal in 2011. At School, she developed her comedy style through her Aerial hoop. During the years, she has performed in many cabarets, festivals and theaters. The nature curious Annie will challenge herself with variety of disciplines - from aerial hoop, high bar, acrobatic table to parkour. In 2016, she made her way to Cirque du Soleil in the show Volta where she performed bungee and parkour. In 2018, she joined the show of Cirque du soleil Toruk the First Flight, based on the movie Avatar by James Cameron.

Charlotte Sumian is an artist born and raised in South of France.She studied dance on top of her normal school until she was 18. She attended "The Int’l. Academy of Dance" in Paris and got her first contract 1 year later as an original dancer in the Musical  Mozart L’Opera Rock . Her main style is modern, contemporary but also has a strong ballet technique and influences like Hip-Hop, street jazz, Latin dances, ballroom. After 2 Years working with that first musical she did many Events and TV shows, and was part of 2 other big tours in France : Star 80  and in Asia with Notre Dame de Paris. From Jan.2014 to Feb. 2016 she performed in one of the biggest water shows in the world: The House of Dancing Water by Franco Dragone in Macau, Asia. In this production she worked with 80 artists mostly acrobats from all around the world. She was the back up of the main character, a Ballerina. She felt in love with Aerial arts and Circus and studied new disciplines, including Hoop, Silk, rope,  and pole. Working on new skills on top of her Dancing background gave her new opportunities. She created her own Aerial Hoop act and performed it few times in the Cabaret Taboo by Franco Dragone. In Oct. 2016 she joined "Cirque du Soleil" to be part of the new creation VOLTA as an Acrobat Generalist performing 2 acts : Bungees and Acrobatic Ladders. But also as a Dancer back-up of the Main Character ELA and the Ballerina who executes a Duo with a Flatland BMX. Currently, Charlotte is still part of VOLTA on tour in North America under the Big Top performing between 8 and 10 shows per week. 1 Year after the openning of the show, she became Dance Captain and then Artist Coach.

 

 



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