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The Artist Athlete Podcast, Episode 86: Spellbound to Circus with Jon Stranks

Jon Stranks started his professional career at the age of 6 years old. (7:18). He went on to be in a winning acrobatic troupe on Britain’s Got Talent (13:54) before making the transition from competing to performing (17:09) on Cirque du Soleil‘s stages, most recently in Messi 10 (25:52). During quarantine he has taken his work online and begun coaching handstands (31:24). Oh , yeah! And he has the real dirt on the Ellen Show (23:01)!

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.