PRO Talk: Everything You Need to Know About Festival Casting - CircusTalk

Circus News

PRO Talk: Everything You Need to Know About Festival Casting

PRO Talks are live virtual events led by industry influencers and experts, focussed on career-building topics. PRO members will gain new insights, meet fellow professionals, and keep their career connections strong.  In keeping with our mandate to provide a means to connect talents and talent seekers, our 2022 virtual conversations will feature talent seekers from different sectors within circus and the performing arts. Don’t miss your opportunity to meet and engage with talent seekers online.

Tune in to the first episode, a very special hour with Pascal Jacob, artistic director, designer, author, teacher and historian… and above all, circus fan.

Pascal recounts his fascinating career path and then dives into details about the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain’s selection and casting process. Curious to know who evaluates the applications? Seeking insight into just what a discerning artistic director responds to in an act? Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind exchange with an esteemed industry pro.

...
To access exclusive PRO content …
Become a CircusTalkPro member today!
Get access to the essential resource for the multidisciplinary performing arts industry.
Get PRO

Stacy Clark

A former gymnast and professional circus performer, Stacy worked in marketing and communications before leaving it all behind to perform and teach circus around the world on stage, at festivals and on screen. Stacy is co-founder of Creative Athletic Performance, a consulting service specializing in casting, coaching and creation. She also teaches career development and act development to the next generation of circus artists training at San Diego Circus Center. Until 2020, Stacy was the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil, leading a team of international talent scouts and advisors. Stacy's journey at Cirque du Soleil began in 2007 when she joined the Casting department as a Talent Scout, recruiting athletes and circus artists for the company’s shows worldwide. In 2011 she became Acrobatic Coach on Amaluna, touring North America. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts from Ryerson University and a Leadership diploma from Concordia University. She is a certified yoga teacher, nutrition coach, NASM performance enhancement specialist and CrossFit level 1 and CrossFit Kids trainer. “I believe in safe, open learning environments, and cultivating a sense of agency in students, athletes and artists. Excellence in human performance begins with being an excellent human.”