Pavel Kotov

Casting Director
  • Pavel Kotov
  • Montreal
  • Casting Director
Pavel is a former member of the Russian national team of Acrobatic Gymnastics and a silver medalist at the European Championships. At the end of his career as a competitive athlete, he graduated from the Russian State Academy of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism and spent a number of years assisting the ACRO Technical Committee of the International Gymnastics Federation at major world and continental championships. Having gained a vast experience in sports and also as the Russian Bars porter at the Moscow State Bolshoi Circus, Pavel expanded his career by moving into press relations, marketing and brand management, holding a number of positions in sports federations and athletic equipment manufacturing companies. In 2004, he accepted an invitation from Cirque du Soleil to join the Casting team in Montreal as Acrobatic Talent Scout, and eventually as the Head of Casting for Touring Shows and Special projects. As the current Casting Director, Pavel leads the team of Talent scouts, Casting advisors and Coordinators, ensuring casting for new Cirque du Soleil creations as well as replacing artists in all existing shows worldwide.