- Ross Gibson
- United Kingdom
When did you join Cirque du Soleil?
What was your first contact with the organization? What was the context?
After Cirque saw me in the World Championships I was invited to audition in 2000.
What kind of an experience was your audition and/or training and/or workshop?
The audition was grueling. After that it took many years until I the right role came along.
How did your integration go in Montreal and in the show?
It was very quick! I spent 2 weeks in Montreal, 2 weeks in Vegas and then I was performing in the show.
How does being part of a Cirque du Soleilshow allow you to express yourself in your discipline?
Cirque takes a sport and makes it into an act, something I could never do in competition.
What do you like the most about being part of Cirque du Soleil?
Being a part of Cirque gives you a certain sense of pride and sort of makes you a celebrity in the art world.
Why would you recommend an artist to join Cirque?
They give you many opportunities to expand, grow and create new talents.
How is life in Las Vegas?
Life in Vegas is very different from touring; it gives you a stable lifestyle.
Anything else you would like to share with us?
Be prepared to work, push yourself and to never give up!