Cirque du SoleilTodo comenzó en Baie-Saint-Paul, un pequeño pueblo cerca de Quebec (Canadá). Allí, a comienzos de la década de los ochenta, un grupo de personajes llenos de color deambulaban por las calles subidos en zancas, haciendo malabares, bailando, lanzando fuego por la boca y tocando música. Se trataba de Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (los zancudos de Baie-Saint-Paul), un grupo de teatro callejero fundado por Gilles Ste-Croix. Los habitantes del pueblo quedaron impresionados por los jóvenes artistas y, entre ellos, se encontraba Guy Laliberté, que posteriormente fundaría y se convertiría en director general del Cirque du Soleil.
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.