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The Artist Athlete Podcast, Episode 82: Directing Beauty and Comedy and Everything in Between with Jesse Dryden

Take a deep dive into the world of directing with Jesse Dryden. Jesse is the only Canadian graduate of the Ringling Bros/Barnum and Bailey Clown College who served as the creative director for the Big Top Tour at Circus Smirkus – the only touring youth circus in America. Jesse talks about what it’s like to direct circus artists of any age and how he approaches creative projects.

Show notes:

Other episodes of The Artist Athlete Podcast mentioned in this episode: Episode 24: Steve Smith – former director for Ringling Brothers, and Episode 52: Alisan Funk – Circus educator and academic

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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