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Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has 5,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities in over forty countries on six continents.

 
 
 

Biography

Caitlan Maggs

Acrobatic Choreographer

A dance expert for over 30 years, Caitlan Maggs received her classical ballet training at The Royal Ballet School in London and went on to dance with The National Ballet of Canada with such legendary dancers as Nureyev and Baryshnikov. After being a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, she became principal dancer with Desrosiers Dance Theatre where she performed a contemporary dance-theatre repertoire. Caitlan Maggs has performed internationally at festivals and venues including American Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow, Metropolitan Opera of New York and Covent Garden. Following her stage career as professional dancer, Caitlan became a reputed teacher and choreographer at l’École Supérieure de Danse du Québec for 10 years. At Cirque du Soleil for the past 12 years, Caitlan is Head of Artistic Training  overseeing customized training programs offered to performers by specialists in dance, theatre, singing and movement. Caitlan is also involved in the development and implementation of artistic and acro-artistic training for all new Cirque du Soleil creations. In 2008 Caitlan was acrobatic choreographer for the Cirque du Soleil production CRISS ANGEL Believe. She also collaborates with Cirque du Soleil’s Centre for Research and Innovation of Performance to explore new possibilities in acro-dance, and, since 2009, she choreographs acts for Cirque’s Special Events Department. Amaluna will be her second Cirque du Soleil production as acrobatic choreographer.