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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.

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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. Today Stacy is CEO of, the international career marketplace for circus and performing arts. She is also a freelance consultant specializing in casting, coaching, and creation. Until 2020, Stacy was the Director of Casting at Cirque du Soleil, leading a team of international talent scouts and advisors. Stacy teaches career and act development to the next generation of circus artists and is a yoga instructor and career coach.