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PRO Exclusive: Think Like an Acrobat–Let’s Sell For Ourselves: Mastering the Circus Product with Creator of AcroGrip Nathan Price

Shenea Stiletto is a two-time World Acrobatic Champion, USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Member, a World-Class Handbalancer and a seasoned professional in the circus industry. Continuing the series into its second season, Shenea will share her expertise as a career circus performer as well as select insights and secrets from her guests about the business. Think Like an Acrobat will cover an array of useful topics from how to navigate a contract, to understanding the role of a good agent, and how to maintain long-distance relationships while living the globetrotter life.

Nathan Price graduated from the National Centre for Circus Arts in 2011 and has since worked with some of the biggest circus companies in the world, including Cirque du Soleil and The 7 Fingers. He has specialized in Hand to Hand, and now Hand to Trapeze as Trio Vertex. His company Standing Acrobatics was started in 2016, and since then has grown to be one of the biggest and best resources online for learning about Partner Acrobatics.In 2018 they released AcroGrip, the worlds first & only liquid chalk designed specifically for the needs of Circus Artists, Acro-Yogis and Acrobats. 

In this episode, Nathan and Shenea explore how to successfully sell a circus product, using AcroGrip as an example. Learn the steps and stages of crafting a circus product, and how to navigate expenses, branding and marketing, negative feedback and more!

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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.