PRO Talk: Ready? Action! (Sports) - Casting Action Sports in Circus Productions

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PRO Talk: Ready? Action! (Sports) – Casting Action Sports in Circus Productions

In our second episode of PRO Talks, action sport consultant, coach, and talent scout Jean-Damien Climonet shares just what he looks for in a demo video – and why. We also discuss the different aspects of transitioning from life as an athlete to life as an on-stage artist, including the similarities and differences in mindset, lifestyle, skill development and personal growth. Tune in for an inside look into the ever-evolving world of action sports destined for the stage.
Jean-Damien Climonet is a two-time Olympian in freestyle skiing (aerials.) He was a member of the French national ski team for 11 years and went on to coach freestyle skiing in France, Australia and Canada. Jean-Damien toured North America for five seasons performing in ski shows and special events. Since retiring from sport, Jean-Damien has beco...
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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.