Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.40: “Hair Suspension Is My Meditation” with Danila Bim - CircusTalk

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Live Like An Acrobat Podcast Ep.40: “Hair Suspension Is My Meditation” with Danila Bim

On this episode second episode of the third season of the Live Like An Acrobat Podcast, host Shenea Stiletto communes with Danila Bim, originally from São Paulo, Brazil. Danila Bim is an award-winning international performer, producer, and director. A graduate of Santo Andre’s School of Dance, Danila has spent the better part of two decades expanding her skills as a world-class acrobat, conceiving, creating, and performing original acts in over 30 countries.  From the famed Ringling Bros to Palazzo, Cirque du Soleil to International concept development, Danila Bim has been on the forefront of innovative circus performance and has worked with the world’s most notable entertainment companies. As a distinguished aerial specialist, she has designed and created her own unique take on the highly desired rare art form of Hair Suspension. Danila is one of the founders and creative directors of The Velvet Crane, a collective of professionals in the entertainment field.

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Shenea Stiletto

Shenea Stiletto (Shenea Booth) is a two-time World Champion Gold Medalist in Acrobatic gymnastics, a USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Member, and World Acrobatic Society Inductee. Her career includes a decade of collaborations with Cirque Du Soleil including the coveted hand balancing role as "The Promise" in Varekai, becoming the first-ever African American female soloist to play a lead character in a Cirque Du Soleil production. Shenea was also a finalist on America’s Got Talent and has continued to be a featured artist with prominent circus entertainment companies worldwide.