Think Like an Acrobat: The Art of the Circus Singer with Sophie Guay

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PRO Exclusive: Think Like an Acrobat–Let’s Sing For Ourselves: The Art Of The Circus Singer with Sophie Guay

Shenea Stiletto is a two-time World Acrobatic Champion, USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame Member, World-Class Handbalancer, and 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 understanding the role of a good agent to how to navigate a contract and maintain long-distance relationships while living the globetrotter life.

Sophie Guay’s international career now spans a little over 9 years, as she travels the world as Cirque du Soleil’s lead singer for such shows as Corteo, Scalada, JOYÀ and Kurios. Her time with the Quebec Issime Company showcased her versatile voice, allowing her to interpret several renowned singers. She is now currently working on multiple musical collaborations with artists from all over the world.

In this episode of Think Like an Acrobat, Sophie and Shenea discuss what a traditional singer can expect from a career in cirque singing, explore methods to maintain and care for a cirque singer’s voice, and offer valuable advice on audition preparation.

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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.