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Crista Marie Jackson Talks doing Zendaya's Stunts and Creating Beyonce's World Tour

For aerialist Crista Marie Jackson, once in a life time opportunities happen every day. She shares the stories of how she positioned herself to choreograph the aerial acts for Beyonce's Formation tour and do all of Zendaya's stunts in The Greatest Showman

Erika Lemay Talks Artistic Invention, Injury Recovery, and Perfectionism

From America's Got Talent, to special events from Cirque du Soleil, Erika Lemay talks about coming from humble beginnings to being one of the most in-demand aerialists of today. Now, she's a published author and runs Physical Poetry- a production company, as well as LEMAlab, which sells top of the line supplements for elite performers.

Olga Pikhienko Spills Secrets About Flexibility Training and Cirque du Soleil

She created some of the most iconic roles in modern circus history and now, she wants to tell the REAL story. Olga Pikhienko doesn't hold back as she shares her triumphs and struggles as Cirque du Soleil's original darling of the big top. 

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Shannon interviews aerialists, riggers, contortionists, casting directors, circus physios, and more in the #1 podcast for circus artists in the world.

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