PJ Bogart

INTERVIEW

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

Alternate 2000 Olympics 3m, 3 time NCAA Champion, 7 time National Champion, 1998 World Championship team member

Please tell us about your athletic background previous to joining Cirque:

I have been a diver since I was 11.

  • PJ Bogart
  • United States
  • Diving
When did you join Cirque du Soleil?

November 2001.

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

I saw Saltimbanco in 1998 in Australia.

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

I loved every minute of it but it was very challenging.

How did your integration go in Montreal and in the show?

Being in Montreal was an adjustment, but joining "O" was easier for me.

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

I’ve always considered myself a showman, and Cirque du Soleil gives me an outlet for that.

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

I love that I can earn a living doing what I love to do!

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

Before Cirque I was working as a waiter/bartender so I really enjoyed the change.

Why would you recommend an artist to join Cirque?

It is the best job in the world and who wouldn’t want to be able to say that they get paid to do something they love.

How is life in Las Vegas?

There is always something to do in Vegas at any time of day, so I love it here!

Anything else you would like to share with us?

Once you join the Cirque du Soleil team, you will never want to leave!