Circus News

Podcasting Her Way Through Circus, Stacy Clark Weighs In on The Issues

In her first month as CEO of CircusTalk, Stacy Clark made time in her busy schedule for her favorite part of the job: getting to know the artists and people behind every performance. After her time in artistic gymnastics, Stacy fell in love with flying trapeze and left behind the advertising industry to make it as a street performer (earning her a raised eyebrow from her parents). She spent ten years as an aerialist in Toronto, and fourteen as a talent scout and face for Cirque du Soleil. She’s cheered young gymnasts on from the stands at sporting events around the globe, and helped create safe spaces like the Projet Lumiere Project for her fellow performers. Just in case you didn’t catch her introduction and welcome message, you have some options on how to listen to her fascinating story in more detail.

Stacy made her first stop on the podcast circuit in early June. Talking to Josh and Lyndsay Aviner of the Hideaway Circus Podcast, Stacy details her journey through the circus world, from gymnast to street performer to talent scout and acrobatic coach. She also weighs in on the impacts of the pandemic on performing arts and shares her goals for the CircusTalk platform.

Hideaway Podcast Episode 108 – Stacy Clark, CEO of CircusTalk

Her next stop was the PMED Podcast, where Cirque du Soleil therapists delve into topics in performance medicine. In a mid-July talk entitled From Athlete to ArtistStacy joins a panel with three of her oldcolleagues (including her roommate on the Amaluna tour!) about setting athletes up for success as performers.

Most recently, Stacy joined Roy Gomez andJulia Sanchez for the first episode of Café & Circo, brought to you by Hablemos de Circo radio.  The three compare and contrast the Latin American circus scene with Stacy’s time at Cirque du Soleil, and chat about fostering communication and connections in the international circus world.

Café & Circo Episode 1: Talking With Stacy Clark

Stacy says she doesn’t have any plans for podcast guest appearances this August, but she is busy working behind the scenes with the CircusTalk team to bring new developments to life on the platform. And she is looking forward to more enriching industry conversations live and in person! Congrats to her again on a job well done.

Kim Campbell
Chief Content Officer, Editor-in-Chief -USA
Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.
In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.
Carolyn Klein
Journalism Intern -United States
Carolyn Klein is a writer, poet, and circus fan from the Washington, D.C, area. Writing stories about the circus has been a dream of hers since getting introduced to circus fiction around 2014. She recently completed her B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, at George Mason University. As a new member of the Circus Talk journalism team, Carolyn looks forward to learning as much as she can about the industry and people behind circus.

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell is the chief content officer of CircusTalk and the editor-in-chief of CircusTalk News. They have written about circus for Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and were a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association. In 2019 as the editor for CircusTalk News, Kim was on the jury at el Festival Iberoamericano de Circo (FIRCO) and presented the first CircusTalk Critic's Choice Award. In 2021, Kim was on the voting committee for the International Circus Awards.