Embracing Technology with Lea Toran Jenner: A Circus Artist and a Youtuber - CircusTalk

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Embracing Technology with Lea Toran Jenner: A Circus Artist and a Youtuber

We are watching the world around us change as technology becomes more integrated into our lives. Why leave circus behind? Could film and circus be the next trending collaboration? Lea Toran Jenner is a Youtuber and circus performer that molds these two career paths together to create an artistically, mentally, and physically fulfilling life for herself. Lea studied cyr wheel at the École nationale de cirque (ENC) in Montreal. Now she focuses on performing a duo cyr wheel act with her partner as Duo Unity at Moulin Rouge in Paris while she is studying in film school on the side and posting lifestyle content on her Youtube channel to get the word out that being a circus performer is a possible career choice.
s Duo Unity at Moulin Rouge in Paris while she is studying in film school on the side and posting lifestyle content on her Youtube channel to get the word out that being a circus performer is a possible career choice. Fiona: Tell me about how you started in circus and what inspired you to pursue this type of career? How did circus school help you grow as an artist? Lea: I have always been a hyperactive kid. Ever since I can remember, my biggest dream was to perform in the circus. My parents soon were exhausted by my energy levels and sent me into a children’s gymnastics program when I was five, figuring that this was similar to circus. By the age of seven, I was already training five times a week for a total of 15 hours per week. My mum was shocked seeing me repeating and repeating the same acrobatic movements all of the time and was worried if this was good for me, but I loved ...
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Fiona Bradley

As an artist, Fiona Bradley hopes to use circus as a platform to discuss social issues, to create inspiration and to fulfill their own need for connection. Fiona's current home is in Chicago. They are the social media and community manager for CircusTalk as well as a founding member of Semi-Circus and ensemble member in Aura Curiatlas. They received a Certificate IV in Circus Arts from the National Institute of Circus Arts in Australia and they continue their education where ever they go. As well as being a performer, Fiona is interested in circus management. They would like to connect people in the circus world (as well as outside of the circus world) and create an open and empowering community for everyone who is interested! This is one of the reasons they work as the social media and community manager for CircusTalk.