Cirque A La Carte
Meet the Artists - January 2024
There was a circus show on television when Becca was young that had lions, ringmasters, and flying trapeze. She danced through childhood, but the circus was still on her mind. It was only some 2 decades later that she started learning, and decided she needed to fulfill her curiosity, and ran off to circus school for a year. Tonight, she hopes you enjoy a night to remember with her vivacious chair performance.
Diablo & Acro
Known as the RVT acrobat ( Bouger à la Mélodie), Mélodie is a proud franco-ontarien that has grown up to be a Jill of many trades…
Starting gymnastics at the daredevil age of 2 ½, she became one of Gymnastics Ontario’s national level 5 trampoline athletes and a NCCP certified gymnastics and trampoline coach. Since 2014, she has been crafting her art of coaching recreational gymnastics & workshops featuring Fun, Fitness, Fundamentals and embracing creative movement for all ages and people with special needs. While completing postsecondary school she used 15 mins of fun (Handstands & juggling) to help complete her studies and earn the title of Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), member of the OAVT and RVTTC. When not Providing Pet Owners with personalized In-Home Pet Care & Fear Free Certified RVT services, she is typically found inspiring kids in French schools across Ontario, initiating them to circus Arts.
She fell in love with the concept of socially minded circus and finds joy in developing and performing multidisciplinary acts.
Ever since she could remember, Regina has been performing to entertain others – whether by juggling clementines, reciting silly poems, or dancing to her own beat. She has been an aerialist since 2015, and loves finding outlets for unique expression with her wonderful circus family. She also enjoys teaching others so that they can find their creative sides.
Regina performs with Aerial Antics and Cirquonscient.
Co-founder of Ottawa aerial arts company, Aerial Antics, Melissa discovered her passion for circus arts in 2011, “any opportunity to fly”. She is a professional circus artist, member of EnPiste, and has been performing solo and duo aerial acts at festivals, cabarets and corporate events since 2015. She dabbles in multiple aerial apparatuses, is a stilt walker and flow artist but primarily expresses herself on fabric and corde lisse. In addition to performing, her active imagination has sparked the creation of multiple original productions including Quantum Calamity, Bizarre Bazaar, Extra-Temporal Exploits and CrakdNutz for audiences in Ottawa, Montreal, New Brunswick and Ireland.
Juggling / Unicycle
Skye The Guy will be bringing his charm and energy to the stage. New to the performing community in Ottawa Skye has been working hard on putting together the best act possible for this event including knives,unicycle and quirky sense of humour. Skye has been seen at events such as: Kemptville buskerfestival, Ottawa Buskerfestival, Ottawa ComicCon, Fire and Ice festival.
Hula Hoop / Static Trapeze
Renée-Claude is a hula hooper, aerialist and general tinkerer in the arts.Through hooping and aerials, RC found a daily dose of play, of community, and an outlet for her boundless creativity. As a member of Cirquonscient, she has been co-creating shows and performing in and around Ottawa since 2018.
The repetition and precision required to master tricks and illusions with her hoops has kept Renée-Claude enthralled with her craft for over a decade. She is excited to showcase some of the skills she has honed, as part of this very special evening!
Sophie is a professional aerialist known for her captivating performances on hoop, rope, and silks. With a dynamic style, she wows audiences with daring stunts and breathtaking routines. Also a passionate instructor, she mentors aspiring aerialists and is constantly seeking new challenges to expand her skills and bring her unique artistry to the world of aerial acrobatics.
Known for being wise, loyal and caring, endearing charm lies in his childlike wonder & unwavering belief in the goodness of others. Loves solving problems and helping friends. His numerous adventures often include overcoming obstacles through teamwork and friendship.
While often depicted to be of a simple mind, he displays profound wisdom, emphasizing the importance of kindness and imagination. It is said his wisdom is from the heart rather than of intellect.
Sucker for a honeypot. Lover of shirts, hater of pants. Most often found roaming 100 acre wood.
Yoshi is a highly skilled and experienced juggler with an impressive resume in the world of performance. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Yoshi has performed across the country and internationally in Europe, South America, Australia, and the Middle East, captivating audiences with his unique blend of high skill, original juggling tricks, and interactive comedy. He has worked for Cirque du Soleil showcasing his talents alongside some of the world's most skilled performers. Today, Yoshi is a sought-after busker, bringing his dynamic and engaging show to festivals and street pitches around the world. With his charming personality and impressive juggling abilities, he never fails to entertain and amaze audiences.
Interested in Performing?
If you are a professional artist with an established act please email us to apply for our next Cirque A La Carte.