So You Want My Arts Job: Circus Trainer
Loic Marques is the Training Director at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. He is a French National sports acrobatic champion and former trainer at the Ecole de Cirque de Quebec amongst others. Marques specialises in acrobatics and coaches a large range of apparatus to a high technical level (trampoline, Korean and Hungarian teeterboard, Russian bar, hand to hand, banquine, handstand). He possesses a vast knowledge in biomechanics and analyses of acrobatic movement, with expertise in practical and theoretical physical preparation.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DO TO YOUR PARENTS?
I oversee the training department at the Flying Fruit Fly Circus in Albury, Australia’s National Youth Circus. When I’m explaining what I do, I always say I’m an acrobatic trainer rather than circus, as it’s just easier for people to understand. I explain how I break down skills, and how circus training is quite similar to high performance sports.
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