Odmaa Bayartsogt

INTERVIEW

What was your biggest acrobatic achievement prior to joining Cirque du Soleil?

2001-2002 Golden Circus Festival in Italy – 2nd place
Performed at the 2000 Expo in Germany
Sweden circus festival in 1998 – 1st place
“Bravo Bravisimo" festival in 1997 in Italy – 2nd place

Please tell us about your athletic and/or acrobatic and/or artistic background previous to joining Cirque:

I started contortion when I was 8 years old and practiced for 2 years. After that I became a professional artist and went on to perform in Asia and Europe for 7 years.

  • Odmaa Bayartsogt
  • Mongolia
  • Contortion
When did you join Cirque du Soleil?

May 2005

What was your first contact with the organization? What was the context?

In Mongolia in 2003, I did an audition for Cirque du Soleil’s casting department.

What kind of an experience was your audition and/or training and/or workshop?

I had never experienced anything like it before and had so much fun!

How did your integration go in the show?

My integration into the show went very smoothly and didn’t take very long. I started at “O" in May and was performing in the show by July.

How does being part of a Cirque du Soleil show allow you to express yourself in your discipline?

Being a part of “O" has helped me reach the top level of my discipline.

What do you like the most about being part of Cirque du Soleil?

Everything!

How did the transition go between your former career to your current Cirque career?

It was seamless.

Why would you recommend an artist to join Cirque?

Just to go to one of the Cirque shows and you will feel the professional artistry!

How is life on tour/in Las Vegas?

Working in Las Vegas is very, very cool. Life was very hectic when I was touring and now I feel more settled.