Acrobatic Performance Designer
KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
Following his graduation from the Institute of Physical and Sports Culture in Minsk, Belarus with a degree in Physical Education and Sports, Boris Verkhovsky rose through the ranks to become a coach of the national acrobatics team of the former Soviet Union. Boris emigrated to Canada in 1978 and eventually became Head Coach of the Canadian national trampoline and tumbling team, and was approached by Cirque du Soleil in 1993 to consult on a proposed tumbling act for the Las Vegas resident show Mystère. He was subsequently named Head Coach of Acrobatic Training at Cirque du Soleil and is currently Director of Performance Design and Development. Although KURIOS – Cabinet of curiosities is Boris’ second “hands-on” Cirque du Soleil show as Acrobatic Performance Designer after IRIS, he has been deeply involved in the development and creation of every Cirque production since he joined the company.