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The Artist Athlete Podcast, Episode 81: REAL Life as an Acrobat with Shenea “Stiletto” Booth

This week’s episode of The Artist Athlete Podcast gets real meta real fast by interviewing Shenea “Stiletto” Booth about her own podcast, Live Like an Acrobat. But hold on y’all, that is just the shallow end of the deep dive that is this interview! Booth is a decorated world champion gymnast who went on to have a full and flourishing career as a circus artist- including playing the iconic role of “The Promise” in Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai. But life as an acrobat is not all smooth canes and straight lines, and Booth tells shares some difficult truths in this interview.

Show notes:

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BIPOC Mental Health Resources

Anti-racism Resources

Feature photo provided courtesy of The Artist Athlete Podcast
The Artist Athlete Podcast
In 2018, circus artist Shannon McKenna launched The Artist Athlete Podcast to provide a platform for professionals in all facets of circus to share stories, view points, and information. It serves as a communication pillar for the community and as a source of inspiration for those who wish to enter the industry. To date, the podcast boasts over 155,000 downloads worldwide, with over 76 episodes, and esteemed guests from 15 different countries and counting.

The Artist Athlete Podcast

In 2018, circus artist Shannon McKenna launched The Artist Athlete Podcast to provide a platform for professionals in all facets of circus to share stories, view points, and information. It serves as a communication pillar for the community and as a source of inspiration for those who wish to enter the industry. To date, the podcast boasts over 155,000 downloads worldwide, with over 76 episodes, and esteemed guests from 15 different countries and counting.

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