Circus auditions: Cirque du Soleil

Here’s an audition announcement for athletes and circus performers from Cirque du Soleil:

Cirque du Soleil is seeking new talent for its current shows and upcoming creations and will be holding separate auditions for athletes and circus performers in Orlando in May 2011.

At the core of the creative energy of Cirque du Soleil shows are athletes, acrobats and artists at the pinnacle of their art. Each artist is an integral part of the originality of Cirque du Soleil productions, and everyone’s contribution is essential to the success of the cast. Every year, the Casting team casts its nets far and wide to find hundreds of artists. Auditions are also held to discover and assess new artists.

Athletes (artistic, acrobatic and rhythmic gymnasts, divers, trampolinists, tumblers, etc.) are invited to meet the Cirque du Soleil Casting team and audition on Saturday, May 7.  Registration begins promptly at 12:30 P.M. and auditions are held from 1 to 9 P.M. at Orlando Metro Gymnastics (details below).  Call backs will be held the following day from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.  Circus artists should apply online at Auditions for circus artists are by invitation only.

Audition Details
For Athletes:
Artistic, acrobatic and rhythmic gymnastics, diving, trampoline, tumbling and other sports

Saturday, May 7 from 1 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
Callback Session:  Sunday, May 8 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Location:  Orlando Metro Gymnastics, 4658 L.B. McLeod Road, Orlando, FL 32811

Registration begins promptly at 12:30 P.M., latecomers will not be admitted.
All candidates must be at least 18 years of age.  All candidates must bring a photo, resume and a demo video of their act or skills.  Appropriate attire required.  Bring grips if needed.

For Circus Performers:
All disciplines, original and innovative acts
Apply online at  Auditions for circus artists are by invitation only.

About Cirque du Soleil
From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,200 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in nearly 300 cities on five continents.

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