Wellington Lima: Winner of CircusTalk’s first-ever Members’ Voice Award!

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Wellington Lima: Winner of CircusTalk’s first-ever Members’ Voice Award!

Wellington Lima—or Palhaçada, as many know him—is a world-renowned circus performer with over 25 years of Cirque du Soleil experience. In addition to his presence on the stage, in his role as a personal trainer and instructor teaching gymnastics; trampoline; and capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, music, and spirituality; Lima has made a powerful and irreplaceable impact on his community and the world alike. In this article, we take a deep dive into Wellington’s fascinating career and present you with the opportunity to get to know this one-of-a-kind performer with a heart as big as his dreams.
Presented alongside this year’s Circus Ring of Fame Foundation’s annual Inductee Ceremony on February 2023, CircusTalk and the Ring partnered up to launch the first-ever CircusTalk Members’ Voice Award. The Members’ Voice Award recognizes a circus artist whose work demonstrates courageous expression, social relevance, and artistic and technical acumen. Out of an impressive pool of 25 incredible, multi-talented artists nominated from the CircusTalk community, the iconic Cirque du Soliel acrobat and devoted teacher Wellington Lima was named as the recipient of this prestigious accomplishment! Let’s take a closer look at what Wellington had to say about his journey in the circus arts, future aspirations, sources of inspiration, words of wisdom, and expressions of gratitude!  Julia Grace L...
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Julia Grace Lumpkin

Currently based in Tallahassee, FL, Julia Grace is in her third year at Florida State University pursing a Bachelor's of Science in Business Marketing. Alongside this degree, she holds a completed Minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Aside from her academics, Julia Grace performs with the FSU Flying High Circus, a globally renowned collegiate circus within the United States. Within the arena, her talents include Spanish web, aerial lyra, and triple trapeze - all of which she has performed since her training in the Sailor Circus Academy of the Circus Arts Conservatory in Sarasota, FL. Julia Grace is now happily a part of the CircusTalk team as a Social Media and Content intern, in which her passion for circus and marketing skills brightly shine through her work.