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Aerialist/Contortionist, Producer, TV Personality

Aurelia made her professional debut in 1993, when she was fourteen years old, working in Annie Fratellini's shows. Two years later (1995), she participated in the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris, where she won the Gold Medal in the Cirque de l’Avenir category (for performers sixteen years old and under); she also won the Silver Medal at the Festival of Riva del Garda in Italy. The following year, she won the Gold Medal at the Festival Cirkus Prinsessan in Stokholm.


These early successes were just the beginning of a brilliant career, one that took her from circus to theater, from varieté to television. Aurelia has been featured at Cirkus Scott in Sweden; in Paris at the Cirque d’Hiver-Bouglione, the Casino de Paris, the Olympia Music-Hall, and the Lido (as an original cast member of the revue Bonheur, which opened in 2003); in Germany at TigerPalast, Wintergarten, Apollo, and Palazzo; in Seattle and San Francisco at Teatro ZinZanni; and in special events for Cirque du Soleil. Additionally, she has appeared in her own productions in Asia and Australia. She has also been featured in several European TV shows—including Mireille Dumas’s Aurelia Cats in France—and in 2008, she was a judge on the NBC TV series Celebrity Circus, in the United States.Aurelia Cats resides in Switzerland. Although she continues to perform, she also manages a production company, Art Vision with the award-winning juggler, Viktor Kee, as well as a talent agency. She has sit on the juries of the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain (2005)—she was also a special guest artist for its 35th anniversary edition in 2014—and the International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo (2008). In 2013 she was given an entry in the Dictionnaire universel des créatrices (Paris, Editions des femmes) as the creator of a new trapeze style. (The book was a project supported by the UNESCO.)

" By Dominique Jando"

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