Sabú Alegría

INTERVIEW

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

For over 20 years I performed in Europe with some of the best circuses in the world like the Circus Knie and the Circus Krone; I also participated in the Festivals of Monte Carlo and Paris.

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

At 9 years old I began performing in my family’s circus, Circo Alegría, as a trapeze artist as well as an animal tamer (I worked with elephants, lions and tigers). I also played a lot of soccer and other sports.

  • Sabú Alegría
  • Mexico
  • Wheel of Death
When did you join Cirque du Soleil?

I started in Montreal in 2004.

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

Through my brother, Octavio, who is a juggler in Varekai.

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

For me it was a great experience, different from anything I had done before. The facilities, lodging and very kind staff were all wonderful.

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

Everything went very well. It’s a fantastic organization. Everybody made me feel very welcome, both in the offices and in the theatre.

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

Everything. I love being an artist at Cirque du Soleil.

Why would you recommend an artist to join Cirque?

Because Cirque du Soleil has a culture of creativity and provides many opportunities for its artists.

How is life in Las Vegas?

I like it in here Vegas because I am stable. After traveling so much all over the world I feel more relaxed and am now able to concentrate on my work more.

Anything else you would like to share with us?

I would like to thank all my team-mates and all the staff for everything.