Cirque du SoleilTodo comenzó en Baie-Saint-Paul, un pueblo pequeño cerca de la ciudad de Quebec, en Canadá. A principios de 1980, un grupo de personajes coloridos deambulaba por las calles en zancos, haciendo malabares, bailando, tragando fuego y tocando música. Eran Les Échassiers de Baie-Saint-Paul (los caminadores sobre zancos de Baie-Saint-Paul), un grupo de artistas callejeros fundado por Gilles Ste-Croix. Los lugareños estaban impresionados e intrigados por los jóvenes artistas, entre los que se encontraba Guy Laliberté, quien más tarde fundaría y se convertiría en presidente del Cirque du Soleil.
Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo
Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo have contributed their choreography and directing talents to every genre of the entertainment industry. They have been featured choreographers for multiple seasons on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, for which they received an Emmy nomination. They were the Supervising Choreographers of America’s Best Dance Crew on MTV for multiple seasons and directed the live US tour. Their work can also be seen on American Idol, the FOX show Mobbed, as well as the feature film Cobu. Other credits include Christina Aguilera’s Back to Basics Tour, Céline Dion’s Taking Chances Tour, as well as the 2009 Emmy Awards and the season premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They have also worked with such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and Carrie Underwood. The Dumos travel the globe as master teacher for the dance conventions, Monsters of Hip Hop, Shock and Coastal Dance Rage, teaching and inspiring the next generation of dancers. They are contributing choreographers for Cirque du Soleil’s Viva Elvis and have been invited back for Michael Jackson - THE IMMORTAL World Tour.